The president had his Election Day superstition: he made sure to play basketball.
It was a collective act not of leadership but of desperation, not of strategy but of superstition.
Partly this is superstition, like throwing salt over your shoulder when you spill the shaker: predictions are bad luck.
As Edmund Burke once wrote, “superstition is the religion of feeble minds.”
superstition has it that playing the Man of Steel is a career killer.
Then they called superstition, and bade him look upon the prisoner.
All the grossness, superstition, and bad taste of the age were put into them.
Whether this arose from personal spite or from superstition does not matter.
He had not, however, by any means been the enemy of all superstition.
To women, at least, all unhappiness comes from the superstition that love—any sort—is all.
early 13c., from Old French superstition or directly from Latin superstitionem (nominative superstitio), noun of action from superstare (see superstitious). Originally especially of religion; sense of "unreasonable notion" is from 1794.