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Word: conjure

Definition: cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.


Sentences Containing 'conjure'

And if my good intentions deserve to be acknowledged with any kind of courtesy, I entreat you, senor, by that which I perceive you possess in so high a degree, and likewise conjure you by whatever you love or have loved best in life, to tell me who you are and the cause that has brought you to live or die in these solitudes like a brute beast, dwelling among them in a manner so foreign to your condition as your garb and appearance show.
For God's sake--I beg, I conjure"--here exclaimed the stranger Captain to Ahab, who thus far had but icily received his petition.
For human society I was obliged to conjure up the former occupants of these woods.
For instance, while it is possible to conjure things out of thin air, it is far more tricky to create something that fits an exact specification rather than a general one; moreover, any objects so conjured tend not to last. Harry's status as an orphan from the first book quickly establishes that resurrection of the dead is impossible.
Force of will under extenuating circumstances also helps in casting spells, and affects the force with which they are cast. An example of this is when Harry is able to conjure a corporeal Patronus when Sirius Black is in danger of being administered the Dementor's Kiss.
Hans Richter described Höch's contribution to the Dada movement as the "sandwiches, beer and coffee she managed somehow to conjure up despite the shortage of money."
Here I have a garden laid out in such a way as to afford the fullest scope for the imagination, and furnished with thickly grown trees, beneath whose leafy screen a visionary like myself may conjure up phantoms at will.
I conjure thee, by what thou owest to thy most loyal goodness, that thou wilt become my kind intercessor with thy master, that he speedily give aid to this most humble and most unfortunate countess."
In 2002, Marie Claire did the vocals for two songs on the self-titled debut album by Conjure One, "Manic Star" and "Sleep" Discography.
It's the kind of music you can tie to memories so vividly that repeated listens conjure the smells, the tastes, and the other sensory images of the best (and worst) days of your life... it will be this album that solidifies the artist as one of the most entrancing in a budding musical landscape."
More recent client acquisitions include Procter and Gamble’s People’s Choice Awards and peopleschoice.com, AETN’s History Channel, IDB Bank of NY, Conjure Cognac, Phoenix Capital, NYU Stern School of Business, CMT and BEST.
Reed has been the central participant in the longest ongoing music/poetry collaboration, known as Conjure projects, produced by Kip Hanrahan on American Clavé: "Conjure I" (1984) and "Conjure II" (1988), which were reissued by Rounder Records in 1995; and "Conjure Bad Mouth" (2005), whose compositions were developed in live Conjure band performances, from 2003 to 2004, including engagements at Paris’ Banlieues Bleues, London’s Barbican, and the Blue Note Café in Tokyo.
Some leaflets were bellicose, warning of the consequences of a Western attack: "The manoeuvre "Oktobersturm" Warsaw Pact military exercise in 1965 is a serious warning addressed to the Bonn militarists that an attack on the GDR will conjure up their own demise."
The "Village Voice" ranked the 2005 "Conjure" CD one of four best spoken-word albums released in 2006.
The name is intended to conjure up the image of being read to as a child, but the activity can be done with any age group.
The spell used by Death Eaters to conjure the Mark is Morsmordre.
Though saddened by Andrade's death, the debate of Masul continues; her conjure proved nothing.
Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards, and a book of poetry, "Conjure", was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Whatever humanity I might conjure up against it was all factitious, and concerned my philosophy more than my feelings.
With him I went there from Constantinople, rather glad to be so near Spain, not that I intended to write to anyone about my unhappy lot, but to try if fortune would be kinder to me in Algiers than in Constantinople, where I had attempted in a thousand ways to escape without ever finding a favourable time or chance; but in Algiers I resolved to seek for other means of effecting the purpose I cherished so dearly; for the hope of obtaining my liberty never deserted me; and when in my plots and schemes and attempts the result did not answer my expectations, without giving way to despair I immediately began to look out for or conjure up some new hope to support me, however faint or feeble it might be.
Working outside the "factory" system, usually with only one or two collaborators, he’s a magician who can instantly conjure up an original piece working only with the barest of materials, usually with just pen and paper and ink.
``I swear to you by him who died for us that naught shall induce me to breathe one syllable to my jailers; but I conjure you do not abandon me.

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