n. attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets
In physics, magnetism is one of the phenomena by which materials exert attractive or repulsive forces on other materials.
Sentence in Classic:
Doubtless, there is something magnetic or electric in some of these combinations of occult forces which work for physical life in strange way; and in himself were from the first some great qualities.
This magnet is sustained by a very strong axle of adamant passing through its middle, upon which it plays, and is poised so exactly that the weakest hand can turn it.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
The vacillation of his head and the fixity of his eyeballs suggested the thought of the magnetic needle seeking the pole.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
And those same things that would have repelled most others, they were the very magnets that thus drew me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He, however, darted not the less quickly toward Milady, yielding to that magnetic attraction which the loadstone exercises over iron.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
The very contiguity of his enemy, beneath whatever mask the latter might conceal himself, was enough to disturb the magnetic sphere of a being so sensitive as Arthur Dimmesdale.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context