Usage examples for sorcery

  1. " But he lived with the Italian doctors and men of science; and encouraged, in particular, one strange fellow who affected sorcery, I fancy, or something very like it. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. This man would then question the Janta on all points regarding his own family, his connections, worldly goods, and what gods he worshipped, ask who was the witch, who taught her sorcery, and how and why she practised it in this particular instance. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. You must remember that at the time I had never seen this work on negro sorcery. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  4. The church has power, Don Jorge, or at least it had power, to punish for anything, real or unreal; and as it was necessary to punish in order to prove that it had the power of punishing, of what consequence whether it punished for sorcery or any other crime. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  5. At length I stood beneath the mountain and began to ascend its slopes, and I sang softly to myself a song of gladness and of love as I thought how soon I should be drinking in the strange sweet sorcery of Lalusini's words and looks. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  6. What witchcraft was, what it became, how it was to be distinguished from sorcery- these are questions that we have tried to answer very briefly. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  7. See how he has bent that heart by power and chain of sorcery! – The Romance Of Tristan And Iseult by M. Joseph Bédier
  8. Awestruck and helpless in the face of a cruel and omnipresent despotism, with little light from accredited systems of philosophy or religion, what wonder that even the highest and most cultivated minds were darkened and bewildered, and were even ready to lend an ear to the sorcery of the mysterious East? – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. His miracles are attributed to sorcery, the secret of which He brought in a slit in His flesh out of Egypt. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  10. See, here she is, the thirteenth bead upon the string; let no one dare to draw it off, but let this string be hung up where all people can see it and see the one bead, and know the wicked Princess is punished for her sorcery, so it will be a warning to others who would do like her. – The Necklace of Princess Fiorimonde and Other Stories by Mary De Morgan
  11. She glanced her eye over it, and beheld her father's name, condemned to the stake for sorcery! – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  12. As soone as the french came there, nothing but death and slaughter was expected, having caused their death by sorcery, which brought a strange sicknesse amongst them. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  13. When he got to the village he told a tale of magic and enchantment and sorcery that made the priest look very grave. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  14. " It sounds almost absurd- but- I wanted to tell you- we ought to pray," he stammers, " it is the best thing against sorcery!" – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  15. For the wounds I gave could never be Closed up, excepting by sorcery. – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
  16. We yeasaid it, and presently went back, and from chamber to chamber, and all was fair and goodly as might be, and we marvelled what would betide to it when the witch was undone and her sorcery come to an end. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  17. Nor was his sorcery less potent on those of low degree. – The English Gipsies and Their Language by Charles G. Leland
  18. Oh, don't go; you will be made the victim of some sorcery. – Maitre Cornelius by Honore de Balzac
  19. Frederick awoke from a dream in which he was learning sorcery. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  20. What a strange mixture of innocence and sorcery! – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy