conjuring

[ kon-jer, kuhn- for 1–5, 8–10, 12; kuhn-joor for 6, 7, 11 ]SEE DEFINITION OF conjuring

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONJURING

First of all, you will have no books, no paper, and no conjuring book.

No, she's a professional; we had her last year; she does conjuring.

And there stood Beth adorable in her perplexity, conjuring both of him to speak.

He was curiously reminded of the conjuring performance at the Alhambra.

He waggled his club over it as if he were going to perform a conjuring trick.

He thought, and suddenly recalled a conjuring entertainment he had seen.

What followed was almost like a conjuring trick, it was so quickly done.

Then she would tell me what she had been conjuring up to herself.

Medole looks upon revolution as a description of conjuring trick.

To lighten your labors, he said, we will have long talks about conjuring.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "command on oath," from Old French conjurer "invoke, conjure" (12c.), from Latin coniurare "to swear together; conspire," from com- "together" (see com-) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up "cause to appear in the mind" (as if by magic) attested from 1580s.

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