incantation incantation  /ɪn ˈkæn ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

Usage(s):

  • The incantation of the hymns by the priest cast an aura of solemnity and godliness in the temple.

News

  • Crushing the Middle Class

    By: John Browne Senior Market Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. Like a carefully memorized religious incantation, politicians and central bankers continually stress how their stimulus policies are designed to promote the interests and prosperity of the middle class.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

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Quotes

  1. In Moscow, Russian media quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying: "We cannot accept the incantation that this is a unique case, that independence is unavoidable. The situation is very alarming. It is only now that many of those who supported...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. As John Kenneth Galbraith said, "By affirming solemnly that prosperity will continue, it is believed, one can help insure that prosperity will in fact continue. Especially among businessmen the faith in the efficiency of such incantation is very...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: John Kenneth Galbraith Source: Town Hall

  3. "He was scary looking," said Willie. "The purple veins on the backs of his hands seem to be trying to be pushed through parchment skin. When he was doing an incantation over you, his hands trembled something fierce. But I never went to him...
    on Oct 14, 2005 By: Willie Pastrano Source: The Sweet Science

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