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Wizardry   Listen
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Wizardry  n.  The character or practices of wizards; sorcery; magic. "He acquired a reputation bordering on wizardry."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Wizardry" Quotes from Famous Books



... breath of inspiration. It was to them the country of marvels, of mysterious crimes, of luxurious gardens and splendid skies, where love was more passionate and life more picturesque, and hate more bloody and treachery more black, than in our Northern climes. Italy was a spacious grove of wizardry, which mighty poets, on the quest of fanciful adventure, trod with fascinated senses and quickened pulses. But the strong brain which converted what they heard and read and saw of that charmed land into the stuff of golden romance or sable tragedy, ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

... so they lay them down to sleep while the night was yet young. But or ever Ralph closed his eyes he saw the Sage standing up with his cloak wrapped about his head, and making strange signs with his right hand; so that he deemed that he would ward them by wizardry. So therewith he turned about on the grass and was asleep ...
— The Well at the World's End • William Morris

... away, and a murmur of fear ran round the board, mixed with such words as "Wizardry." "He has learnt it from the Paynims." "A ...
— The Brethren • H. Rider Haggard

... "By the wizardry of eye and intuition!" he laughed lightly. "And the personal consideration," he added pleasantly; "we've come at ...
— Diane of the Green Van • Leona Dalrymple

... Exchequer Forebodes financial ruin to her realm. We many-dollared Syndicates rule all. We rule the hearts of Ministers—we rule With a despotic sway ambitious minds; We are omnipotent. Shall pallid stones Contend for power with us?—shall antique fame, Or mere word-wizardry of old renown, Match the gold-magic that encircles us, "Rings," "Corners," "Syndicates"? Ridiculous! Not all the mysteries that hang upon Old Edax Rerum like a wizard's garment, May ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, June 6, 1891 • Various

... Then what of the particular form of wizardry practised so successfully by the celebrated Mrs. Whistler, one of whose names is, according to the Talmud, ...
— Visionaries • James Huneker



Words linked to "Wizardry" :   creativeness, creative thinking, genius



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