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white magic

magic used for good purposes, especially to counteract evil (contrasted with black magic). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • So resist the urge to telegraph good deeds—just sit back and let the white magic unfold.

  • white magic that only the black man from everywhere and nowhere could perform.

    Magic Tina Brown November 4, 2008
Historical Examples
  • There is, in fact, in the matter of inebriety, white magic and black magic; wine is only white magic.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Which is the essence of this particular kind of white magic.

    Harding's luck E. [Edith] Nesbit
  • The white magic of morning was at work over the village of Mortland Royal.

    The Drunkard Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Marmion, what is this white magic that you have been springing upon us?

    The Mummy and Miss Nitocris George Griffith
  • Over Uncle Stephen's Walk, where the snow had fallen smoothly, a spell of white magic had been woven.

    The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The white magic busied itself with good spirits, the black magic with the bad ones.

  • Did not the saints of the church deal openly in the white magic of their god?

    The Flute of the Gods Marah Ellis Ryan
  • There was good magic and bad magic, white magic and black magic, as these came to be called.

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