INCANTATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INCANTATION
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 n.  singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; verbal charm or spell
Classic Sentence:
1  So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
2  Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 25
3  Hagar, the witch, chanted an awful incantation over her kettleful of simmering toads, with weird effect.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER ONE
4  His religion was nature-worship, with profound belief in invisible surrounding influences, good and bad, and his worship was through incantation and sacrifice.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In X
5  After the morning's incantations Colin sometimes gave them Magic lectures.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  They buried the shingle close to the wall, with some dismal ceremonies and incantations, and the fetters that bound their tongues were considered to be locked and the key thrown away.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
7  They all pounded the floor of the barn in old-fashioned square dances, swinging their partners, skipping, laughing, under the incantations of Del Snafflin the barber, who fiddled and called the figures.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence:
1  By incantation and prayer, the medicine man sought to exorcise the evil spirits which had taken possession of the young warrior.
2  The idea that we simply manufacture promissory obligations by speaking them, like an incantation, is decidedly mysterious.