incantation

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Synonyms for incantation

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a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

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The Body Incantatory is both engaging and perplexing for its free employment of the panoply of English terms associated with supernatural or supernormal powers or agencies.
Hunt's "masterly command of his character's singular, incantatory voice" (New York Times Book Review) draws readers deep into a novel that is as much about "the enigmatic workings of the human heart" as it is about history and war and that is "exhilarating for the beauty of its prose and the depths of its unsentimental compassion" (Los Angeles Times).
He spoke at a rally with Malcolm X, incantatory words billowing through the bundled crowd, lifting hands and faces.
The inventiveness of the prose is marked by short, terse sentences which make the novel poetic, incantatory, arsenic and visceral.
Portland poet Leah Noble Davidson, with whom he is touring, has a dry, incantatory delivery on poems such as "My Mother Has This Talent,'' where she describes her mother's ability to torture an animal out of its natural behavior (with all that implies).
com)-- Rocks Full of Sky is a collection of incantatory poems exploring landscape, wildness, and the human spirit.
Laudatio (Germany) by Bernhard Krol, with beautifully phrased legato and staccato sections, has a incantatory quality alternating with more fanfare-like and agile passages climbing from mid-range to high.
The instrument opens his "New New Orleans (King Adjuah Stomp)" with an incantatory loop that brings the song into a strange ether, just outside of jazz.
Her band, the Firespitters, which featured Denardo, provided a complementary jazz-funk-blues response to Cortez's rhythmic, often incantatory delivery, her mood ranging from militancy to lyricism, dynamic surrealism to raw emotion.
The collage "Latest Edition" (2006) combines drawing, magazine clippings, and words in an incantatory and celebratory urban "map.
The judges said of November: "The mythic combines with the modern in incantatory poems that thrum with verbal and intellectual energy.
This was achieved through an inclusive and incantatory choreography of their performance: a presentation of work in Welsh, Manipuri, English, Bengali and Malayalam.
we arrive," "we consider love and fucking," "we pine," "we follow," "we watch") become incantatory.
Life on Sandpaper is, unlike many efforts in this field, much more than mere recollection: punishingly alive, sinuously structured, teeming with vivid incident and precise detail, and almost incantatory in its headlong, roiling, and uninterrupted movement forward into an uncertain and endlessly seductive future.
But to turn that sense into an argument, one would have to begin with an inquiry into Kekes's basic premises and terms, repeated throughout the book in an almost incantatory manner.