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Talisman meaning

talisman - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
  2. 2. Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.
  3. 3. A figure supposed to possess magical powers; a charm; an amulet.
  4. 4. A magical charm; amulet.
  5. 5. Talismanic.

talisman - examples of usage

  1. As un gage d'amour it has for centuries been esteemed, and in the days of chivalry it was usual for knights to wear their ladies' gloves in their helmets, as a talisman of success in arms.
  2. The character of Cynthia, which Chakra well understood- with the opportunities she had, in her capacity of housemaid- promised to provide the assassin with an agency of the most effective kind; and the pretended love- spell he was to work upon Cubina had given him a talisman, by which his agent was but too easily induced to undertake the execution of his diabolical design.
  3. She hesitated for a moment what to do; then she thought of her talisman and fumbled in her purse.
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