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occult

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Definition relating to magic
  • he is a student of the occult
  • She claims that millions of Americans dabble in the occult.
  • in Thailand occult beliefs are common
  • The admission costs her historian a pang, but Henrietta, despairing of more occult things, was now paying much attention to the outer life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The near-occult feeling: The fact of being witness to the end of the world gives way to tangible things.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The history of shamans and the occult garnered our intense intellectual scrutiny.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • With this one, all the forces of nature that are occult and deep and strong must have worked together in some wonderous way.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Some kind of occult geometry or symbolic festoon of obsessions.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He did not share Francisco's taste for the occult.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • There was something occult in all this, no doubt; for what is the strength of ropes and of men's arms?
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • His wisdom is not the wisdom of an old man, but rather a knowledge of how to do things, especially occult things.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Seems to be something occult.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The Chaldeans had noses like that, too, and they were damn sharp people, and not just when it came to occult sciences.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She seemed an occult figure, more spirit than human.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He was the only one who'd followed the Old Man's interest in the occult.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I mean, it seems so hard to reconcile the Overlords' science with an interest in the occult.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The admission costs her historian a pang, but Henrietta, despairing of more occult things, was now paying much attention to the outer life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • I can do this miracle; I shall do this miracle; yet I do not try to conceal from you that it is a miracle to tax the occult powers to the last strain.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • I wouldn't precisely call it cozy, but it's certainly not what you'd expect from the country's leading author of horror and occult fiction.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Unseen and occultly, the gods still gripped with their power and would not let her go.
    Jack London  --  White Fang

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