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suspected of necromancy
  conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
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necromancer necromancy necromantic
Strongly Associated with:   necrosis
More rarely, "necromancy" can reference the occult in general.
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  • suspected of necromancy
  • Necromancy might make their bodies move again, but their souls are gone forever.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I knew I was presentable-looking, possessed a spacious and sympathetic intelligence, and had that Southern gift of gab which I was well aware could often cast a sugary (but not saccharine) necromantic charm.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Iloathe Shades-they practice the most unholy magic, after necromancy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon

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  • The way of necromancy, the black sorcery of bell, book, and candle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • There is a dread, unhallowed necromancy of evil, that turns things sweetest and holiest to phantoms of horror and affright.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Dee is an alchemist, a magician, a sorcerer and a necromancer, and they are not all the same thing.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Marian says that the queen is not a fairy herself, but only a necromancer who is friendly with them.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery, and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur

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  • I then absolutely concluded, that all these appearances could be nothing else but necromancy and magic.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • This charge of necromancy is right often used for cloaking evil practices on our people.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery, and there she learned so much that she was a great clerk of necromancy.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Your poor cousin Clifford is another dead and long-buried person, on whom the governor and council have wrought a necromantic miracle.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • We ought to mention however, that the sciences of Egypt, that necromancy and magic, even the whitest, even the most innocent, had no more envenomed enemy, no more pitiless denunciator before the gentlemen of the officialty of Notre-Dame.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But he began to weaken, and Fielding was not ashamed to practise a little necromancy.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • This vampire which is amongst us is of himself so strong in person as twenty men, he is of cunning more than mortal, for his cunning be the growth of ages, he have still the aids of necromancy, which is, as his etymology imply, the divination by the dead, and all the dead that he can come nigh to are for him at command; he is brute, and more than brute; he is devil in callous, and the heart of him is not; he can, within his range, direct the elements, the storm, the fog, the thunder;…
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • …for, the Genius of Youthful Love being in want of assistance,—on account of the parental brutality of an ignorant farmer who opposed the choice of his daughter’s heart, by purposely falling upon the object, in a flour-sack, out of the first-floor window,—summoned a sententious Enchanter; and he, coming up from the antipodes rather unsteadily, after an apparently violent journey, proved to be Mr. Wopsle in a high-crowned hat, with a necromantic work in one volume under his arm.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • For it is, even with the stillest and politest circles, as with the circle the necromancer draws around him—very strange appearances may be seen in active motion outside.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • With the aid of necromantic books she contrived a black concoction which she then set over a fire to brew for a year, at the end of which period three blessed drops should be obtained of the grace of inspiration.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He treated the classical writers with a household familiarity, as if they had all been his roommates at some period, and he knew many things that should not have been known, such as the fact that Saint Augustine wore a wool jacket under his habit that he did not take off for fourteen years and that Arnaldo of Villanova, the necromancer, was impotent since childhood because of a scorpion bite.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And yet, even as Mr. Rubenstein spoke, and for some time afterwards, her mind began running upon possible individuals—favorites—who, by the necromancy of her charm for them, might be induced to procure this coat for her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • But it never occurred to one of them to reflect that if I was such a wonderful necromancer as I was pretending to be, I ought not to need salves or instructions, or charms against enchantments, and, least of all, arms and armor, on a foray of any kind—even against fire-spouting dragons, and devils hot from perdition, let alone such poor adversaries as these I was after, these commonplace ogres of the back settlements.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • It’s often associated with necromancy and black magic of the worst sort.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • There is necromancy about this matter, and all our characters may be involved in the explanation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Though he wore maester’s robes, there was no chain about his neck; it was whispered that he had lost it for dabbling in necromancy.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Turning, under a sort of confused impression that necromancy was actually abroad in the place, he found that he was in the hands of a sorcerer no less dangerous and powerful than Ishmael Bush.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • How he got there I don’t know, but I found him a prisoner in the dungeons of the Necromancer.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Isabelle and Alec were scattering the floorboards outside the circle with a mixture of salt and dried belladonna as Magnus instructed them, reading aloud from Forbidden Rites, A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth Century.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Necromancer.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The process had begun in the writing of The Hobbit, in which there were already some references to the older matter: Elrond, Gondolin, the High-elves, and the orcs, as well as glimpses that had arisen unbidden of things higher or deeper or darker than its surface: Durin, Moria, Gandalf, the Necromancer, the Ring.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • …which was called Horoscopy, and esteemed a part of judiciary Astrology: Sometimes in their own hopes and feares, called Thumomancy, or Presage: Sometimes in the Prediction of Witches, that pretended conference with the dead; which is called Necromancy, Conjuring, and Witchcraft; and is but juggling and confederate knavery: Sometimes in the Casuall flight, or feeding of birds; called Augury: Sometimes in the Entrayles of a sacrificed beast; which was Aruspicina: Sometimes in Dreams:…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Necromancy animates these wights, yet they are still only dead flesh.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • "We have long ago paid the goblins of Moria," said Thorin; "we must give a thought to the Necromancer."
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • "Music!" concluded the necromancer in ecstasy, unable to make the smallest beginnings of an imitation.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "Assuredly," said Merlyn, who stood patiently among the throng with his arms folded in his necromantic gown, while Archimedes sat very stiff and elongated on the top of his head.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Those traits that made Flamel such a brilliant alchemyst his attention to detail, his knowledge of ancient languages, his infinite patience made him a poor sorcerer and a terrible necromancer.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He had mastered necromancy and sorcery, astrology and mathematics, divination and scrying.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Before you could get round it in the South, you would get into the land of the Necromancer; and even you.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • I’ve never heard they practiced necromancy.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Necromancy, Dee whispered.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • By his skill in necromancy he has a power of calling whom he pleases from the dead, and commanding their service for twenty-four hours, but no longer; nor can he call the same persons up again in less than three months, except upon very extraordinary occasions.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • At least, not necromancy as it’s usually defined.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • And remember, Nicholas, I am, first and foremost, a necromancer.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • Necromancy, Flamel breathed.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He was only a man who had meant well, who had been spurred along that course of thinking by an eccentric necromancer with a weakness for humanity.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The necromancer managed to fling himself to one side before the black Hummer crashed into the wall, pounding it to dust.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He remembered the aged necromancer who had educated him—who had educated him with animals.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Some here will remember that many years ago I myself dared to pass the doors of the Necromancer in Dol Guldur, and secretly explored his ways, and found thus that our fears were true: he was none other than Sauron, our Enemy of old, at length taking shape and power again.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
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