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Definition a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
  • It's a talisman of sorts, one that carries with it all my memories of my dad; every now and then, I remove it from my pocket and stare at it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The fact of his own survival burned inside him, a talisman against them, as though his father's stag kept guardian in his heart.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Music had become his talisman against the loneliness which, one day, must surely overwhelm him.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • "Trust me," he says; which in itself has never been a talisman, carries no guarantee.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Probably Gawaine or his men would be skulking at his heels, in case for a moment he should lay the talisman aside.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But no, he did not touch his talisman, and what is the reason he gives for it?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • By him stood Piggy still holding out the talisman, the fragile, shining beauty of the shell.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He called out his own name before him like a talisman against harm.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • In Len's mind he saw the charm as a talisman that might speed my father's recovery.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Iridescent oils are displayed with amulets, talismans, incense.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • My glowing eyes were a talisman.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • It wore Bast's collar, but as I watched, the talisman of the goddess crumbled to dust.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Mr. Mompellion, too, has come upon these talismans.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Brigid's odd collection of talismans is still there.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I pressed her close to my motionless heart, holding her like a talisman against rash behavior.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Well, now I'm grown up, the talisman's lost its power.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • It had been worn as a talisman by soldiers in the last imperialist war.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It is not only a valuable diamond, but it is an enchanted talisman.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The Talisman could unbind that lock, could warm him against the cold, could transport him anywhere in the world...... There came a sound of wings, beating.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Then wide-eyed Hera smiled . and smiling put the talisman in her breast.
    Homer  --  The Iliad

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