America was like a “sorcerer,” he said, holding other nations under its powerful spell to keep them from supporting the rebels.
Early in the year, Hagrid brings a package to Hogwarts, the sorcerer's Stone, which grants immortality.
But—if our pistols cannot kill this sorcerer, how are you going to deal with him?
It must have been at the second watch of the night and the sorcerer had not yet come back.
He was actually charged with being a sorcerer, like Cagliostro, an accusation that reads very strange in the Nineteenth Century.
In the course of time one of his pupils insulted the sorcerer.
"A matchitun is necessary," the sorcerer said, in a solemn voice.
The sorcerer paled with fear, but Si-Men had him seized and cast into the river.
The invert would be regarded as the sorcerer of a false and evil religion and be submerged in the same ignominy.
But the sorcerer flung himself on the ground and begged for mercy.
early 15c., from earlier sorcer (late 14c.), from Old French sorcier, from Medieval Latin sortarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer" (also source of Spanish sortero, Italian sortiere-; see sorcery). With superfluous -er, as in poulterer, upholsterer. Sorcerer's apprentice translates l'apprenti sorcier, title of a symphonic poem by Paul Dukas (1897) based on a Goethe ballad ("Der Zauberlehrling," 1797), but the common figurative use of the term (1952) comes after Disney's "Fantasia" (1940).
from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION.) In Dan. 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment (Mal. 3:5; Rev. 21:8; 22:15).