Necromancy is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of necromancy, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
EXAMPLES - Necromancy in a Sentence
- It is made of pirates, spies, necromancy, and AWESOME. (source)
- Though young, they are purveyors of exquisite necromancy. (source)
- I was unaware that the Democrats had access to necromancy. (source)
- Perhaps you would poison us both to conceal your own necromancy. (source)
- Does this not speak of necromancy, which is paganism at its worst? (source)
- Tales of magic and of necromancy were the learning of the period, and (source)
- They practise such things as sorcery, alchemy, necromancy and the like. (source)
- Just keep them from using their necromancy against Wurragarr and his people. (source)
- He tells them that Aickman was trying necromancy which is control of the dead. (source)
- Somehow they're going to have to counteract the necromancy of the monks of Kilagurri. (source)
- Of course, that was before I turned on CNN and learned that there was necromancy involved. (source)
- Jesus - dead - necromancy - creating mass delusional behaviors based on mythology and "sightings". (source)
- Some kind of depraved necromancy propounded by your father and that ridiculous turtle he works with? (source)
- This is where Republican psy-ops masters like Brown work their crude but effective rhetorical necromancy. (source)
- Damnit when are the Democrats going to take a page out of the Republican playbook and start using necromancy? (source)
- Another abomination that goes on behind the scenes of Halloween is necromancy, or communication with the dead. (source)
- "Let me explain!" said Donal: "what could necromancy, which is one of the branches of magic, do for one at the best?" (source)
- Indeed, Jesus did have his Second Coming, but only because the Christians dabbled in necromancy and brought him back to life. (source)
- There are a few genuinely mystical things, (including necromancy and a form of mind reading), but Ariane is mostly a scientist. (source)
- Unfortunately many of the interpreters of spiritualism have degraded it into a kind of blatant necromancy which is in no way dignified or useful. (source)
- Hermitage Castle, where the powerful and wicked Soulis was said to exercise his infernal necromancy, and which is still shewn as the resort of demons. (source)
- Suspicious as many were of the latter, he put his inventions to good use and steered a path closer to natural philosophy than to necromancy, did he not? (source)
- And yet -- and here enters the necromancy of John Barleycorn -- that afternoon's drunk on the Idler had been a purple passage flung into the monotony of my days. (source)
- Loyalties declined; talent was still hard to judge because no one's perfect, politics were omnipresent, and judging these things was as much a science as necromancy. (source)
- Even if they could manage to pull off some kind of necromancy to shield them from the vortex as they went in, they would never be able to beat the necromancers within. (source)
- In fact, little by little the term necromancy lost its strict meaning and was applied to all forms of black art, becoming closely associated with alchemy, witchcraft, and magic. (source)
- I should make it clear that in mentioning such things, I am not seeking to endorse their worldview, and certainly not to attribute any reality to necromancy and similar practices. (source)
- She was an able, politic, and high-minded woman, so successful in what she undertook, that the vulgar, no way partial to her husband or her family, imputed her success to necromancy. (source)
- The first is when the demons are invoked openly, this comes under the head of "necromancy"; the second is merely an observation of the disposition or movement of some other being, and this belongs to (source)
- She talked about the Otherworld series, her Nadia Stafford books, the shifting narrators, her future plans, necromancy, her interest in mythology and the paranormal, and all sorts of other great stuff. (source)
- Sometimes the performers, whether sorcerers or witches, limited themselves to declaring that they saw the shade which was desired to be evoked, and their word was sufficient; this was called necromancy. (source)
- My first self-defensive reaction was to reply with an easy crack about Gary losing his "saving throw" roll or whiffing a necromancy spell on himself, but his passing quickly brought out a weird melancholy in me. (source)
- Hence, magic became part of a growing "underworld" of unorthodox practices, such as necromancy, witchcraft, and heresy -- all forms of deviance from a norm now asserting itself in greater clarity than ever before. (source)
- For reasons not entirely having to do with faith, young monk Osmund Eddie Redmayne volunteers to lead the knights into the mysterious town where, rumor has it, the plague-free villagers have been engaging in necromancy. (source)
- Marx says, "The whole mystery of commodities, all the magic and necromancy that surrounds the products of labor as long as they take the form of commodities, vanishes therefore, so soon as we come to other forms of production." (source)
- But the real numerical necromancy in last year's crisis involved "the Gaussian copula," a piece of statistical legerdemain that convinced legions of financiers they could safely repackage subprime mortgages into top-rated bonds. (source)
- Sometimes they make use of dreams, and this is called "divination by dreams": sometimes they employ apparitions or utterances of the dead, and this species is called "necromancy," for as Isidore observes (Etym. viii) in Greek, "_nekron_ means dead, and (source)
- For example, according to Magic in the Middle Ages (Canto) (Paperback) by Richard Kieckhefer - an academic text citing original sources - "necromancy" usually referred to any magic involving demons, even though the word itself refers to - roughly - "divination by ghost". (source)
- So exceedingly sensitive was the conscience of the priest, that had he clearly understood the game le Bourdon was playing, he might have revolted at the idea of necromancy, as touching on the province of evil spirits; but he was so well mystified as to suppose all that passed was regularly connected with the art of taking bees. (source)
- The ordinary Englishman is not a great believer in devils or spirits of evil: though he does in some instances believe in ghosts, and is inclined to the practice of what in former ages was called necromancy -- the attempt to establish an illicit connexion with the spirits of the departed -- under the modern name of psychical research. (source)
- The Bible certainly does address the issue of dealing with evil spirits in that it explicitly forbids engaging in pagan worship, conjuring up the dead or spirit-guides (what we call necromancy--things like ouija boards and mediums and seances), and anything that might be called magic (trying to manipulate the material world by spiritual means). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "necromancy" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 25 synonyms for necromancy.
abracadabra, alchemy, bewitchment, black art, black magic, charm, conjuring, devilry, divination, enchantment, evil eye, hocus-pocus, incantation, jinx, magic, mumbo jumbo, mysticism, occultism, spell, thaumaturgy, voodoo, witchcraft, witchery, witching, wizardry
We have 0 antonyms for necromancy.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of necromancy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The practice of supposedly communicating with the spirits of the dead in order to predict the future.
- (noun) Black magic; sorcery.
- (noun) Magic qualities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Divination involving the dead or death.
- (noun) Loosely, any sorcery or witchcraft, especially involving death or the dead, particularly sorcery involving raising or reanimating the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The art of revealing future events by means of a pretended communication with the dead; the black art; hence, magic in general; conjuration; enchantment. See black art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Divination by calling up the spirits of the dead and conversing with them; the pretended summoning of apparitions of the dead in order that they may answer questions.
- (noun) The art of magic in general; enchantment; conjuration; the black art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
- (noun) conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying