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witchery

[wich-uh-ree] /ˈwɪtʃ ə ri/
noun, plural witcheries.
1.
witchcraft; magic.
2.
magical influence; fascination; charm:
the witchery of her beauty.
Origin of witchery
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; witch + -ery
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  • She laid back her veil and even in the darkness I felt the witchery of her glance.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • Thus we are led to infer that the contradiction is an appearance only, and witchery of the senses.

    The Republic Plato
  • It was the witchery of the music that called up the glorious past.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Here was Warlockian witchery, to be met by sane Terran reasoning.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • What was there in her smile that should seem to summon one with a spell of witchery?

    A Little Girl in Old Detroit

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • I ferret out all their secrets and can see through their masks; but I use no witchery about it.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • Even after the thing was over the magic and witchery of it all rested on them.

  • Be that as it may, "Anitra's Dance" is the very essence of witchery and grace.

    The Pianolist Gustav Kobb
  • It is a witchery of social czarship which there is no withstanding.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • There was some witchery in it, too, for it kept me awake over an hour.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
British Dictionary definitions for witchery

witchery

/ˈwɪtʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the practice of witchcraft
2.
magical or bewitching influence or charm
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