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necromancy

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Definition conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
  • suspected of necromancy
  • There is a dread, unhallowed necromancy of evil, that turns things sweetest and holiest to phantoms of horror and affright.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • This charge of necromancy is right often used for cloaking evil practices on our people.
    Scott, Walter  --  Ivanhoe
  • Necromancy animates these wights, yet they are still only dead flesh.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • 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
  • Iloathe Shades-they practice the most unholy magic, after necromancy.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • This charge of necromancy is right often used for cloaking evil practices on our people.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • 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
  • But he began to weaken, and Fielding was not ashamed to practise a little necromancy.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • There is necromancy about this matter, and all our characters may be involved in the explanation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • I then absolutely concluded, that all these appearances could be nothing else but necromancy and magic.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • 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
  • Necromancy might make their bodies move again, but their souls are gone forever.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The way of necromancy, the black sorcery of bell, book, and candle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • It's often associated with necromancy and black magic of the worst sort.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • 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
  • Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • 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
  • Dee is an alchemist, a magician, a sorcerer and a necromancer, and they are not all the same thing.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • 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

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