And they gave heed to him, because for a long time he had amazed them with his sorceries.
Through the shutters came the smell of lilacs, the sorceries of spring.
They carry away the corpses off the gibbets of Montfaucon; they commit a thousand horrors to make their sorceries successful.
Let us see your arts, and the sorceries you are able to perform.
It was called long ago the land of the gods, and of strange, but not evil, sorceries.
Flesh of my flesh have you been, and soul of my soul, for in the web of sorceries are we knit together.
God do so to me, and more also, if she and her sorceries be on earth a twelvemonth hence!'
Third: That by their sorceries they sought responses and oracles from demons.
Then follow "sorceries," plainly pointing out pretended revelations, false miracles, etc.
I loathe to be in the same room with her; she taints the air; there is a smell of sorceries about her.
c.1300, from Old French sorcerie, from sorcier "sorcerer, wizard," from Medieval Latin sortiarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer," literally "one who influences fate or fortune," from Latin sors (genitive sortis) "lot, fate, fortune" (see sort (n.)).