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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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First negatively, it has not been done by any artificial means or legislative hocus-pocus (applause).
It is hocus-pocus, a sort of social magic formula like the "mutabor" in the Arabian Nights; it is an Aladdins-lamp philosophy.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
He complains that Gautier is lacking in a concern about supernatural hocus-pocus and that Flaubert is lacking.
"There's some hocus-pocus about this," whispered Trask, as he and Locke moved forward for a private talk.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
But love was beginning its usual hocus-pocus with character and turning a tired business man into a restless swain.
THE CUP OF FURYRUPERT HUGHES
"In respect to this hocus-pocus of yours, sir, with the laudanum and Mr. Franklin Blake," he began.
THE MOONSTONEWILKIE COLLINS
He shrieked: 'Hic hocus pocus,' parodying the 'Hoc corpus meum' of the Mass.
THE FIFTH QUEENFORD MADOX FORD
It would be a purely formal process—like renaming a "hocus-pocus" and calling it two "Abracadabras."
SOCIAL VALUEB. M. ANDERSON
By no trick of managers, no hocus-pocus of politicians, no "mush of concession," can we be released from this obedience.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME III (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
By some hocus-pocus known to accomplished politicians, this city has had no Mayor since the 4th of June, 1867.