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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHARMING

Thus she ran on; and then wanted me 'to see the charming man,' as she called him.

Yet my man was not half so—so what, my dear—to be sure Lovelace is a charming fellow.

It is a charming spot, even in the gloom of a wintry afternoon.

But it is this peculiar difference which renders them interesting and charming to the spectator.

So, when I tried to describe the most charming girl of whom I could think, I was describing you.

The arrangement was certainly a charming one; we should have a wedding in the Hagen!

Why, for instance, the charming couple did not arrive at the same moment, and in the same cab?

Do, my dear Lightbody, go to Amelia and my son from me, and tell them that charming news.

His proposal at this crisis for you, my dear, is a charming thing.

She is some charming migre of Clarence Hervey's acquaintance.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to recite or cast a magic spell," from Old French charmer (13c.) "to enchant, to fill (someone) with desire (for something); to protect, cure, treat; to maltreat, harm," from Late Latin carminare, from Latin carmen (see charm (n.)). In Old French used alike of magical and non-magical activity. In English, "to win over by treating pleasingly, delight" from mid-15c. Related: Charmed; charming. Charmed (short for I am charmed) as a conventional reply to a greeting or meeting is attested by 1825.

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