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Origin of sortilege
OTHER WORDS FROM sortilegesor·ti·leg·ic [sawr-tl-ej-ik], /ˌsɔr tlˈɛdʒ ɪk/, sor·ti·le·gious [sawr-tl-ee-juhs], /ˌsɔr tlˈi dʒəs/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sortilege
On the same occasions, the will of the gods was ascertained by the casting of lot or other processes of sortilege.Canute the Great|Laurence Marcellus Larson
And strangely enough it resembled the state of mind of a man who fears disenchantment more than sortilege.Within the Tides|Joseph Conrad
I do not know where this form of sortilege originated; it is probably as old as Luther's Bible.The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
This narrative, of combined bibliomancy and sortilege, is a curious one, but let it pass.
"'Tis witchcraft and sortilege, maleficium et sortilegium," said the abbat.A Legend of Reading Abbey|Charles MacFarlane