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Word: necromancy

Definition: black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis


Sentences Containing 'necromancy'

A possible motive for graverobbers would be the usage of Jesus's body in necromancy; several rites of the time required "one untimely dead" or the body of a holy person.
By his skill in necromancy he has a power of calling whom he pleases from the dead, and commanding their service for twenty-four hours, but no longer; nor can he call the same persons up again in less than three months, except upon very extraordinary occasions.
Despite the mixed feelings towards the narrative and themes of the pack, Donlan's review also praised the humor and entertainment value of the pack, stating that "New U stations now babble about necromancy, loot chests can hide mimics and often come with many-sided dice stuck on top, there's a really great joke about punching stuff, and you're carried through it all by that endless ebb and flow between shooting things and picking over their corpses.
I then absolutely concluded, that all these appearances could be nothing else but necromancy and magic.
Morgan has turned to necromancy and is trying to revive one of the Old Gods, Golgoth.
Morgan uses his powers of necromancy to torment Tom’s father, making him believe he is in Hell and burning.
Necromancy (AKA A Life for a Life, The Toy Factory and The Witching) is a 1972 horror film directed by Bert I. Gordon and starring Orson Welles and Pamela Franklin.
Replies from proponents include noting that if the motive of the graverobbers was body parts for necromancy, the cloths might be irrelevant; and if the culprit was a "pious thief", then the wrappings might have been "deliberately" left behind to foster the notion of the body miraculously disappearing.
The townsfolk indulge in weird rituals in their pursuit of necromancy, bring the dead back to life.

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