Definitions of charms

  1. What pleases irresistibly; that which delights and attracts, as beauty, music, conversation.

Usage examples for charms

  1. She herself was a beautiful woman, called by her subjects Bloom of the Gold; and she had a still more beautiful daughter, Higuamota, who appears in history, like so many other women, on account of her charms and what came of them. – Christopher Columbus, Volume 6 And The New World Of His Discovery, A Narrative by Filson Young
  2. The Princess, who was in the flower of her beauty, was shocked at the slight regard shown for her charms. – German Problems and Personalities by Charles Sarolea
  3. The best chorus is " Who can resist such mighty charms?" – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
  4. With what charms soe'er she will. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. Whose threshold crossed I not, Or missed what grandam's hut who dealt in charms? – Theocritus by Theocritus
  6. Charms to strike the sight, and merit to win the heart. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  7. My cousin was handsome, I was away, and once he had become thoroughly acquainted with the young Creole's charms, he became so ardent a suitor, that at length she listened to his pleading and married him. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  8. The girl, out of idle curiosity, had come, and had been touched by Carpenter's physical, if not by his moral charms. – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
  9. But nevertheless there were those who thought that she had her charms. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  10. It was Madgy Figgy who told about my ladder, Sophie said, she has many charms, I know. – Beggars on Horseback by F. Tennyson Jesse
  11. I must confess, however, that the perils of life have also their charms. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  12. From all parts of France, from all parts of Germany, armed men leaped forward, leaving behind the charms of peace and the business of life. – The Duel Between France and Germany by Charles Sumner
  13. There were several sorts of charms. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  14. One of his greatest charms to Judith was that he was not in the least afraid of her. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  15. But while aunt Corinne's mind ran as constantly on robbers, they had no charms for her. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  16. She was a child in all her movements, quite unconscious of self or of her own charms, but frankly delighted with her success. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  17. In her constitution was blended a dangerous combination of varied charms and varied vices. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  18. Hope and fear warmed and chilled her heart by turns; but her efforts to display her charms were truly successful; and faith, born of man's admiration, led her to believe she would that night win the greatest prize the world had to offer, and would save herself from ruin and disgrace. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  19. She had no idea of her own charms, nor any thought of making much of the situation. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. Have I so found it full of pleasing charms? – Stories of Childhood by Various