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noun as in charm

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Schultz adds another sort of meaning by incorporating talismans of historical locations.

Now the 24-year-old could be the latest talisman for Brazil’s famed samba style of soccer, and is poised to make the Copa América his own.

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Many served as talismans for female fans in a sexist society.

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These and other aesthetic talismans on display at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery have been seen in various galleries and museums around the area in recent years.

It doesn’t take long to figure out that the fastest way to maneuver is to shoot at talismans that float in the air, adding to the Hunter’s dash meter.

The “it” bag was born–a talisman of stylishness and a signifier of insider savvy.

He has become an important talisman either of something very good or very bad.

We are spared, thankfully, the standard liberal talisman of his saunter across the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.

She kept a copy of The Ambassadors as a talisman on her writing desk when she was working for seven years on her novel Trust.

Lucky ones might take home something that was touched by the artist; a talisman.

The words were a talisman on the benumbed faculties of Louis; he hastened forward, and threw himself into the carriage.

It was a wonderful talisman, secreted—I fancied in the dream—by the goddess of the Social Revolution.

The heart of Musa was sprung from the East; the word "fate" was a deadly talisman to him, as to all his race.

That Arabic word, picked up at hazard from the dragoman, has acted like a talisman—the pest has actually gone!

In Celtic myth the Silver Bough played a less sinister part, and figures as a fairy talisman to music and delight.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to talisman, such as: fetish, juju, phylactery, good-luck piece, lucky piece, and rabbit's foot.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.