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Origin of wizard
Examples from the Web for wizard
“The Wizard of Watts is not just about police brutality,” he says.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Replying to a fan, she wrote, “Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard.”
To simply stay in the Wizard Chambers for a night with breakfast will run you $336 for two.Stay in the Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Hotel: London’s Georgian House Offers ‘Wizard’s Chambers’|Marlow Stern|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the first episode, you meet Raoul Walsh and Gloria Swanson and Victor Fleming, who directed The Wizard of Oz.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ to ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ see the best films about hilarious (and sometimes unexpected) journeys.
“True; but you are yet a fool,” returned the wizard contemptuously.Red Rooney|R.M. Ballantyne
Still more enraged by her unshaken defiance, the Wizard sprang upon her and grasped her wrists.The Shadow Witch|Gertrude Crownfield
Toward the southwestern portion of the lake is Wizard Island, 845 feet high, circular in shape, and slightly covered with timber.
"Then you'd better begin your journey at once," advised the Wizard.The Patchwork Girl of Oz|L. Frank Baum
A wizard was understandable; but this was diabolism beyond sanity.The Hour of the Dragon|Robert E. Howard
Word Origin for wizard
mid-15c., "philosopher, sage," from Middle English wys "wise" (see wise (adj.)) + -ard. Cf. Lithuanian zynyste "magic," zynys "sorcerer," zyne "witch," all from zinoti "to know." The ground sense is perhaps "to know the future." The meaning "one with magical power" did not emerge distinctly until c.1550, the distinction between philosophy and magic being blurred in the Middle Ages. As a slang word meaning "excellent" it is recorded from 1922.