talisman


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  • noun

Synonyms for talisman

charm

Synonyms for talisman

a small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power

Synonyms for talisman

a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

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The princess, who realized the consequences of such audacity, entreated me not to touch the talisman.
Hardly had my foot touched the talisman when the air became as dark as night, a fearful noise was heard, and the palace shook to its very foundations.
Feeling faint, I slipped and fell against the talisman, which broke.
Paul's days down to our poor little Artist of the Beautiful, the same talisman had been applied to the elucidation of all mysteries in the words or deeds of men who spoke or acted too wisely or too well.
His face was a talisman to the porters and servants of his more dashing clients, and procured him ready admission, though he trudged on foot, and others, who were denied, rattled to the door in carriages.
He had thought of killing himself, so that no one should behold Napoleon after his defeat; like Jesus Christ before the Crucifixion, he thought himself forsaken by God and by his talisman, and so he took enough poison to kill a regiment, but it had no effect whatever upon him.
But he was a man of more resources than I knew; searched the wood until he found the quill of a cushat-dove, which he shaped into a pen; made himself a kind of ink with gunpowder from his horn and water from the running stream; and tearing a corner from his French military commission (which he carried in his pocket, like a talisman to keep him from the gallows), he sat down and wrote as follows:
Sabin was in possession of a letter written to him by the Emperor Frederick, thanking him for some service or other; and the letter was a talisman.
And now I and my trusty talisman were parted for the first time.
He produced the same talisman also to the footman who opened the door, and stood back to let him enter the hall.
Its mystic imagery are so many talismans and gems inscribed with unknown hieroglyphics; she folds them in her bosom, and expects to read them when she passes beyond the veil.
Like talismans they whisked one away to strange lands, across vast distances of space imagination refused to span.
It was a jumble of tavern and curiosity-shop; and though there was nothing there remotely suggesting the cult of the Monkey, it is, of course, possible that some of its images or talismans were in such a place.
He noticed, at the lintels of the door, some rabbits' tails and zebras' manes, suspended as talismans.
In the lawsuit, Talisman alleged, among other things, that DEQ breached the parties' agreement by refusing to return ownership of the "ezbaccarat.