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  • He had mastered necromancy and sorcery, astrology and mathematics, divination and scrying.†   (source)
  • And remember, Nicholas, I am, first and foremost, a necromancer.†   (source)
  • As magicians and sorcerers, as necromancers, warlocks and even enchanters.†   (source)
  • Necromancy might make their bodies move again, but their souls are gone forever.†   (source)
  • The way of necromancy, the black sorcery of bell, book, and candle.†   (source)
  • Necromancy animates these wights, yet they are still only dead flesh.†   (source)
  • I've never heard they practiced necromancy.†   (source)
  • At least, not necromancy as it's usually defined.†   (source)
  • Necromancy, Dee whispered.†   (source)
  • Necromancy, Flamel breathed.†   (source)
  • The necromancer managed to fling himself to one side before the black Hummer crashed into the wall, pounding it to dust.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Indeed," said Bram, "grave robbing has long been practiced by various professions—physicians, artists, and, most infamously, necromancers.†   (source)
  • But Max knew that this seemingly unremarkable person was over two hundred years old, was shockingly quick with a knife, and had single-handedly exterminated a secret society of necromancers.†   (source)
  • How he got there I don't know, but I found him a prisoner in the dungeons of the Necromancer.†   (source)
  • Marian says that the queen is not a fairy herself, but only a necromancer who is friendly with them.†   (source)
  • He remembered the aged necromancer who had educated him—who had educated him with animals.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "We have long ago paid the goblins of Moria," said Thorin; "we must give a thought to the Necromancer."†   (source)
  • He was met and challenged, further along, by a group of necromancers, who prohibited him from proceeding until he had left with them the knowledge of working silver, wood, and feathers, and the art of painting.†   (source)
  • Before you could get round it in the South, you would get into the land of the Necromancer; and even you.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It appeared that Gandalf had been to a great council of the white wizards, masters of lore and good magic; and that they had at last driven the Necromancer from his dark hold in the south of Mirkwood.†   (source)
  • "Music!" concluded the necromancer in ecstasy, unable to make the smallest beginnings of an imitation.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • But he began to weaken, and Fielding was not ashamed to practise a little necromancy.†   (source)
  • This charge of necromancy is right often used for cloaking evil practices on our people.†   (source)
  • There is necromancy about this matter, and all our characters may be involved in the explanation.†   (source)
  • 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;…†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There is a dread, unhallowed necromancy of evil, that turns things sweetest and holiest to phantoms of horror and affright.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …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.†   (source)
  • Your poor cousin Clifford is another dead and long-buried person, on whom the governor and council have wrought a necromantic miracle.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But do thou, brother, return to me as if it were to the house of thy father, and bring me word how it has sped with thee; and well do I hope thou wilt bring with thee Rebecca, even the scholar of the wise Miriam, whose cures the Gentiles slandered as if they had been wrought by necromancy.†   (source)
  • Thick coats of paint had been laid on the naked poll, and certain fanciful designs, in the same material, had even been extended into the neighbourhood of the eyes and mouth, lending to the keen expression of the former a look of twinkling cunning, and to the dogmatism of the latter, not a little of the grimness of necromancy.†   (source)
  • Modern psychology, it may be, will endeavor to reduce these alleged necromancies within a system, instead of rejecting them as altogether fabulous.†   (source)
  • As this ancient lady had the renown (which subsequently cost her no less a price than her life) of being a principal actor in all the works of necromancy that were continually going forward, the crowd gave way before her, and seemed to fear the touch of her garment, as if it carried the plague among its gorgeous folds.†   (source)
  • If I had told Sandy I had seen a wagon, uninfluenced by enchantment, spin along fifty miles an hour; had seen a man, unequipped with magic powers, get into a basket and soar out of sight among the clouds; and had listened, without any necromancer's help, to the conversation of a person who was several hundred miles away, Sandy would not merely have supposed me to be crazy, she would have thought she knew it.†   (source)
  • He remembered, moreover, that he was in the house of a Jew, a people who, besides the other unamiable qualities which popular report ascribed to them, were supposed to be profound necromancers and cabalists.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries.†   (source)
  • I then absolutely concluded, that all these appearances could be nothing else but necromancy and magic.†   (source)
  • …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:…†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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