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Word: charm

Definition: quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch


Sentences Containing 'charm'

"Yes, my correspondence has certainly the charm of variety," he answered, smiling, "and the humbler are usually the more interesting.
And certainly, were it to be used to overstep the modesty of nature in these respects and to be paraded to the exclusion of the charm and character of life, it would be as well left alone.
And the graceful charm of curved lines swinging in harmonious rhythm through a composition has its analogy in gradated tones.
And we all know that Wickham has every charm of person and address that can captivate a woman.''
But I sometimes think he'll charm the ship to no good at last.
But possibly the charm in which we delight would be lost, did the landscape possess more character.
Dress was the one unfailing talisman and charm used for keeping all things in their places.
Each Animagus has a specific animal form, and cannot transform into any other animal. The animal cannot be chosen: it is uniquely suited to that individual's personality, like the Patronus Charm, and in most cases the Animagus will change into the same animal used in the person's Patronus charm.
Each parade has its own character, charm and theme.
For however commonplace the subject seen by the artist in one of his``flashes,''it is clothed in a newness and surprise that charm us, be it only an orange on a plate.
FROM A SILVER POINT DRAWING -RRB- Its charm is the extreme delicacy of its gray black lines.
He was a person of great charm and modesty (his Who's Who entry included under recreations "most games indifferently").
He was a very popular figure, as a result of his long wartime service and his famous good looks and charm.
Her poetry collection "The Juno Charm" was published by Salmon Poetry in November 2011.
Here she used a charm, common among Indians when they wish to meet with a kind reception.
In addition to his artistic talents, he is reputed to have been a sparkling conversationalist who rarely failed to charm his sitters.
It borders the sea and has all the natural charm of a hero's fortress.
It is perhaps charm without either of these strengthening associates, and in consequence is always feeble, and the favorite diet of weak artistic digestions.
It is that indefinable charm which is to a woman what perfume is to the flower and flavor to the fruit, for the beauty of either is not the only quality we seek.''
It is used to charm males, much like the Sirens in "The Odyssey".
It is what occasionally gives to the work of the unlettered genius so great a charm.
It is, I think, on this sense of lightness that a great deal of the exquisite charm of Botticelli's drawing depends.
Matthew Lewis also believes that the charm is related to helping someone who is having trouble sleeping, and he believes that knowing the origin of the word nightmare is key to understanding the charm.
No more than you could charm me by your smiles, you purchased slave.'
On "Baby", he opined that Overstreet lacked "swagger", coordination and charm.
On the other hand, variety holds the secrets of charm, vitality, and the picturesque, it is the``dither,''the play between the larger parts, that makes for life and character.
Or, when looking at the drawing of a beautiful woman, we are softened by its charm and feel in ourselves something of its sweetness as we exclaim,``How beautiful.''
She accomplishes everything with vigor and charm.
She was by then 80 and had clearly lost none of her charm.
Surrounded by mountains known as the city of "peace and charm."
Terracotta images of folk gods and goddesses which have been found having an earthy charm.
The "retro" song was likened to the music of Karen Carpenter, and has a "swooning charm."
The Abor people resisted because they are good mariners and had cannon guns (Ugbondu Abor) and the elders appeased their god which revealed that they can only be chased away with a charm and the bearer of that charm will die.
The album was supported by a live DVD and remix album "Astromantic Charm School".
The charm was written in alliterative verse in half lines and was used for its assumed curative properties, although what the charm is supposed to be curing is still a matter of debate.
The echo is, to some extent, an original sound, and therein is the magic and charm of it.
The freedom with which new parts were built on to a Gothic building is another proof of the fact that it is not in the conception of the unity of the whole that their chief charm consists.
The inscription would here appear to be a charm to obtain a lover.
The late Sir Edward Burne Jones was very fond of this, and drawings with much decorative charm have been done this way.
The lines following, as it were, the direction of the light across the object rather than the form, give a unity that has a great charm.
The majestic bluffs that overlook the river, along through this region, charm one with the grace and variety of their forms, and the soft beauty of their adornment.
The mathematical relationship of these quantities is a subject that has always fascinated scholars, who have measured the antique statues accurately and painstakingly to find the secret of their charm.
The Patronus charm, for example, requires the caster to concentrate on a happy memory.
The photograph, on account of its being chained to mechanical accuracy, has none of this play of life to give it charm.
The words may lack charm to the eye, in print, but they have it to the ear.
They are more casual by design, depending on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure.
This is not my weakness, I tell you at once; family joys have no charm for me.
Through this combination of qualities, he created for himself a style whose charm consisted in its flexibility and complexity.
Volodya and Zhanna gave the most precious colouring to the film, that is, the spontaneity and charm of youth.
Wherever grace and charm are your motive they should be looked for in the working out of the smallest details.

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::: mediate - settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
::: unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
::: anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
::: imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
::: influx - flowing into
::: prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love