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incantation
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
words believed to have a magical effect when they are said aloud; or the saying of such words
  • ...as Voltaire said, incantations will destroy a flock of sheep if administered with a certain quantity of arsenic.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (52% in)
incantations = the saying of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
  • I look for the man who will bring the arsenic, and don't mind about his incantations."
    Book 2 — Old and Young (52% in)

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