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Sorcery

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So'rcery. n.s. Magick; enchantment; conjuration; witchcraft; charms.

                    This witch Sycorax,
For mischiefs manifold, and sorceries terrible,
Was banish'd.
Shakespeare.

Adders wisdom I have learn'd
To fence my ear against thy sorceries.
Milton.

Actæon has long tracts of rich soil; but had the misfortune in his youth to fall under the power of sorcery. Tatler.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Tatler (23) · Shakespeare's Tempest (50)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Sorcery." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 24, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=18762.


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