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So'rceress. n.s. [Female of sorcerer.] A female magician; an enchantress.

Bring forth that sorceress condemn'd to burn. Shakesp.

Divers witches and sorceresses have fed upon men's flesh, to aid their imagination with high and foul vapours. Bacon.

                The snaky sorceress that sat
Just by hell-gate, and kept the fatal key,
Ris'n, and with hideous outcry rush'd between.

How cunningly the sorceress displays
Her own transgressions, to upbraid me, mine.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 1 (48) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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