a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; a protective charm.
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How to use amulet in a sentence
Facing the prospect of life-altering injury or death, men readily sacralized objects they believed might serve as amulets against harm.How World War II's ‘Dear John’ Letters Changed American Society | Susan L. Carruthers | February 14, 2022 | Time
In November, for instance, archaeologists dug up more than 100 ornately painted wooden coffins, some with mummies, and dozens of other artifacts, including amulets, funeral statues and masks.In the tombs of Saqqara, new discoveries are rewriting ancient Egypt’s history | Sudarsan Raghavan | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Was it a charm or amulet to be used by anyone which derived its value from the signification given to it?The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
A girl who loves one man purely has about her an amulet which defies the advances of the profligate.Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She plucked an amulet from her neck, gazing on it for an instant ere she laid it softly, tenderly, in the dead man's breast.Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for amulet
a trinket or piece of jewellery worn as a protection against evil; charm
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