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Synonyms for sortilege

the use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events

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79) El Traite sur la magie, le sortilege, les possessions, obsessions et malefices por M.
Says Henderson, "The proof of a whiskey combined with an 0-natural, high-quality maple syrup makes Sortilege an extremely versatile base and modifying spirit.
j'attends avec impatience le vaccin litteraire qui me delivrera du sortilege que je me suis inflige a dessein par l'entremise de Thomas Bernhard, transformant l'observation et l'admiration de son ecriture [.
This conventional view of tax lawyers as high-priced masters of sortilege is, needless to say, not the way elite tax lawyers view themselves.
2) Whether a priest who superstitiously and sacrilegiously re-baptizes people believing that such a practice has medicinal powers is to be considered a heretic or punished simply as practicing sortilege.
Le style n'est sans doute par <<impeccable>> mais on a compris l'essentiel: d'autres affaires confor- tent -si l'on peut dire- celle ci: un proprietaire est convaincu d'avoir tue cinq de ses esclave sans d'autre raison que de les empecher de retourner en marronnage (16); d'autres maitres <<se donnent la licence>> de faire perir leurs esclaves <<de leur propre autorite>> parce qu'ils redoutent le crime de sortilege ou autres sorcelleries (17) .
I chose Prune Sortilege, a dusky pink berry shade which is set to be big throughout autumn and winter.
For example, in "Legba and the Politics of Metaphysics" Femi Euba identifies the presence of trickster figures and their significance to the themes and plots of plays such as The Imprisonment of Obatala, by German-born Nigerian Obotunde Ijimere (Ulli Beier), Brazilian Abdias do Nascimento's Sortilege, and African-American plays such as Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Harrison's The Great MacDaddy, Marita Bonner's The Purple Flower, and Baraka's Dutchman.
Il etait donc le support tout indique d'un sortilege d'amour" (Visages 37).
My favorite is Rule IX: "All books and writings dealing with geomancy, hydromancy, areomancy, pyromancy, oneiromancy, chiromancy, necromancy, or with sortilege, mixing of poisons, augury, auspices, sorcery, and magic arts are absolutely repudiated.
the picking of a particular passage in a virgilian sortilege (part of
The one in Lost Property, and, through Nabokov's prismatic sortilege, all the ones in Sebastian Knight, come with understood exponents attached.
Karel Porteman's essay, 'The Emblem as genus iocosum', explores the theoretical basis behind the work of the familiar figures of Jacob Cats and Roemer Visscher; Marc van Vaerck ('The Openhertighe Herten in Europe: Remarkable Specimens of Heart Emblematics') is essential reading for all interested in the development of heart emblems (which were not always exclusively religious), and also has interesting remarks on the practice of using emblem books as a kind of sortilege, as evidenced in England, indeed, by George Wither.