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Below you will find the definition of talisman, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
EXAMPLES - Talisman in a Sentence
-  Such a talisman was the following figure: -- (source)
- I can't carry MY "talisman" with me...just in my heart. (source)
- My talisman is a silver ring that I've had for several years. (source)
- I am hoping she has some kind of talisman tucked up her sleeve. (source)
- In its widest sense, the word talisman is synonymous with amulet. (source)
- Known as nazar, the evil eye talisman is particularly common in Turkey. (source)
- I know you have a crucifix in your study that's a kind of talisman for you. (source)
- I touch a talisman, which is at the entrance into my chamber, the genie appears. (source)
- In the minds of most persons the terms talisman, amulet, and charm are synonymous. (source)
- Holding the flyer in her hand, like some kind of talisman, Meredith stepped inside. (source)
- But if they want to give us some kind of talisman or charm for free, that's fine with me. (source)
- He married the maiden, and with her got a jewel or talisman which is preserved with the regalia. (source)
- He wondered whether she regarded it as a kind of talisman to protect her when talking to a rabbi. (source)
- This he did by virtue of a most wonderful talisman, which is said to have come down to him from heaven. (source)
- For Dalton Silverthorne, his talisman is a combat infantry badge from a soldier who had been here before. (source)
- The alien talisman is now in the possession of the Gorgon and her evil nuns, and they are preparing to open the portal to their world. (source)
- I kept feeling the lump of the zero stone as a kind of talisman against all that could go wrong, too long a list of possible disasters to count. (source)
- Meanwhile, if I have occasion for him by day or night, as soon as I touch a talisman which is at the entrance into my chamber, the genie appears. (source)
- Meanwhile, if I have any occasion for him by day or night, as soon as I touch a talisman, which is at the entrance of my chamber, the genie appears. (source)
- And here it should be noted that the term "talisman" may be applied to any object (or doctrine) that is believed to possess peculiar power or efficacy. (source)
- Dr BH is practicing whether she knows it or not good Catholic wisdom: imagining the worst is some kind of talisman against the worst actually happening. (source)
- So his body, crabbed, restricted, frozen as if in a body cast, seemed a kind of talisman to this crowd, and they cheered him as he hobbled about the little stage. (source)
- This had been given him by his father as a parting keepsake, and he looked upon it almost as a kind of talisman; he therefore never allowed it to leave his person. (source)
- Lovelace has a bit of plastic around his neck, which he insists is a talisman from the mystic beings, and charges individual penguins one pebble for an answer to any question they may have for him. (source)
- Lukashenko denounced his opponents as he cast his ballot in the snow-blanketed capital with his six-year-old son Kolya, the fruit of an extra-marital relationship who the president describes as his "talisman". (source)
- 'A qualm, 'said the princess,' made me fetch this bottle which you see here, out of which I drank twice or thrice, and by mischance made a false step, and fell upon the talisman, which is broken, and that is all. ' (source)
- "A violent spasm," said the princess, "made me fetch this bottle which you see here, out of which I drank twice or thrice, and by mischance made a false step, and fell upon the talisman, which is broken, and that is all." (source)
- I carried it around for a month or two after reading it, keeping it near as a kind of talisman of all that was possible in art and life, or, rather, what I conceived art and life to be when I was 17 ugh, those were embarrassing days. (source)
- A qualm at my stomach, said the princess, made me fetch this bottle which you see here, out of which I drank twice or thrice, and by mischance made a false step, and fell upon the talisman, which is broken, and that is all the matter. (source)
- And now it seemed to her all at once that beauty was a much more valuable gift than she had supposed hitherto -- indeed, a kind of talisman or Aladdin's lamp, which could win for her all she wanted in this world -- Wendover Abbey and the position of (source)
- He was born in the terrible northern latitudes, in the colony itself, he had been named Michael Hope, and he had come to be regarded as a kind of talisman in the dangers and difficulties around, and all felt sure that God would not take him from them. (source)
- But the writer, as I think will be admitted, has grasped the essential point, and, to conclude our excursion, as we began it, with a definition, I will say that the power of the talisman is the power of the mind (or imagination) brought into activity by means of a suitable symbol. (source)
- The Lion and the Serpant Harry felt as though he were carrying some kind of talisman inside his chest over the following two weeks, a glowing secret that supported him through Umbridge's classes and even made it possible for him to smile blandly as he looked into her horrible bulging eyes. (source)
- In the sense, then, in which "a talisman" connotes a material object of such a nature that by its aid the powers of discarnate intel - ligences may become operative on material things, we might apply the term "talisman" to the nervous system of a medium: but then that would be the only talisman. (source)
- The ideal scenes were dearer, and more soothing to her heart, than all the splendour of gay assemblies; they were a kind of talisman that expelled the poison of temporary evils, and supported her hopes of happy days: they appeared like a beautiful landscape, lighted up by a gleam of sun-shine, and seen through a perspective of dark and rugged rocks. (source)
- This had happened not long before her death; and whenever, in the subsequent years, this plant had brought its annual flower, it had proved a kind of talisman to bring up the image of Bessie, radiant with this glow that did not really belong to her naturally passive beauty, quickly interchanging with another image of her form, with the snow of death on cheek and forehead. (source)
- To suppose that the blood of Christ re - deems us from sin, while sin continues to pollute the Soul, is to suppose an impossibility; to maintain that it is effectual for the salvation, and not for the sanctifica - tion of the sinner, is to suppose that it acts like an amu - let, an incantation, a talisman, which is to produce its effect by operating on the imagination, and not on the disease. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "talisman" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 6 synonyms for talisman.
fetish, good-luck piece, juju, lucky piece, phylactery, rabbit's foot
We have 0 antonyms for talisman.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (tălˈĭs-mən, -ĭz-)
View up to 25 definitions of talisman from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An object marked with magic signs and believed to confer on its bearer supernatural powers or protection.
- (noun) Something that apparently has magic power.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A magical object worn for protection against ill will, or the supernatural, or to confer the wearer with a boon such as good luck, good health, or power(s).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
- (noun) Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A supposed charm consisting of a magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens; the seal, figure, character, or image of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
- (noun) Figuratively, any means to the attainment of extraordinary results; a charm.
- (noun) Synonyms See amulet, and definition of phylactery.
- (noun) A Mohammedan priest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease