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Origin of prestidigitation
OTHER WORDS FROM prestidigitationpres·ti·dig·i·ta·tor, nounpres·ti·dig·i·ta·to·ry [pres-ti-dij-i-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌprɛs tɪˈdɪdʒ ɪ təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, pres·ti·dig·i·ta·to·ri·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for prestidigitation
It’s the mathematical equivalent of prestidigitation, aimed at masking an empty argument with complexity.How people who should know better abuse math to bolster the ‘election fraud’ lie|Philip Bump|April 12, 2021|Washington Post
It was, all in all, a wondrous feat of prestidigitation, worthy of a Las Vegas magician.Michelle Obama’s Media Blitz Through ‘The Daily Show,’ ‘The View’ & More|Lloyd Grove|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I hope to convince the reader that these things really exist, and are neither illusions nor farces, nor feats of prestidigitation.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
By what religious prestidigitation he had trapped her secret from her must remain a thick mystery now.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
A perfect technic is more than a wonderful power of prestidigitation, or facility in the manipulation of an instrument.Memories of a Musical Life|William Mason
The other line of argument raises more subtle intellectual issues and is not a mere matter of prestidigitation.A Revision of the Treaty|John Maynard Keynes
The Theosophical craze of recent years has had its influence on prestidigitation.