conjurer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conjurer a witch doctor who practices conjury
    • n conjurer someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conjurer One who conjectures shrewdly or judges wisely; a man of sagacity.
    • n Conjurer One who conjures; one who calls, entreats, or charges in a solemn manner.
    • Conjurer One who practices magic arts; one who pretends to act by the aid super natural power; also, one who performs feats of legerdemain or sleight of hand. "Dealing with witches and with conjurers .""From the account the loser brings,
      The conjurer knows who stole the things."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conjurer One bound by a solemn oath; a conjurator; a conspirator.
    • n conjurer One who solemnly enjoins or conjures.
    • n conjurer An enchanter; one who practises magic or uses secret charms; a magician.
    • n conjurer Hence One who practises legerdemain; a juggler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conjurer one who practises magic: an enchanter: (kon-jōō′ror) one bound by oath with others
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Quotations

  • Charles Dickens
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    “Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. con, together, and jurāre, to swear.

Usage

In literature:

Now, there was a little fellow living over to Penryn in those times, Tommy Warne by name, that gave out he knew how to conjure.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
When Mars trines Neptune, the Medical Art is weak; even while we were conjuring you, the trine occurred.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
The conjuration of the Pazzi was only one in a long series of similar conspiracies.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
He called Poe "the jingle man" because he was a mere conjurer with words.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
I am only a conjurer, and this is only a conjurer's hat.
"Magic" by G.K. Chesterton
The solemn beauty that his words conjured up called her from her petty irritation.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
You've got them on now, and we don't want any more of your conjuring tricks.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
He kin wuk dat conjure on dem hounds in seberal different ways.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He became nervous, agitated, and began to conjure up a crowd of unfortunate incidents.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
I conjure you to satisfy my curiosity.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

First came the blue,—'tis they who rack
Sir Robert's trimming brain,
And conjure all those visions back
He ne'er shall grasp again.
"The Tricolor" by Sir John Hanmer
I cannot conjure loveliness, to drown
The bitter woe that racks my cords apart.
The weary pen that sets my sorrow down
Feeds at my heart.
"Little Words" by Dorothy Parker
"For him ! for him, I resign'd my vows,
And the guilt is on my head.
I could conjure here ! but my hour draws near,
And I may not rouse the dead !
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman
And never wilt thou conjure from the past
The dread and bitter field of Waterloo;
Thy trembling hands will never pluck again
Its roses or its rue.
"Sir Henry Irving" by Virna Sheard
"At our trysting-place, for a certain space,
I must wander to and fro;
But I had not had power to come to thy bower
Had'st thou not conjured me so."—
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
He does the Devil for his Doctor crave,
Whoever to a Conjurer applies,
And fain the fiend wou'd for his pastor have,
Who, to such folks for information flies.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard

In news:

But most literary prizes are weighted toward writing, honoring the stories that conjure the language into art.
While he agrees that his subject was a singular force in business, he's puzzled by those who believe that imitation will conjure success.
Jill Paice will be the first-person lead known as "I," and Ryan Silverman will play her husband, Maxim de Winter, in Rebecca, the new Broadway musical that conjures the mysterious and haunted English estate called Manderley.
They conjure gee-whiz technologies, or contrive new business models, or figure out how to pry open new cracks of opportunity in a marketplace.
How Treasury will conjure that new money for the IMF.
Doesn't the word kraken conjure up the most wonderfully disturbing images.
The name alone is enough to conjure up a frisson of dismay.
Countess Luann de Lesseps Conjures Lascivious Mae West at the Night Hotel.
Old lasso skills conjured up in rescue of drowning dogs.
We think layovers have an undeserved bad rap—while they usually conjure images of bored children, uncomfortable seating, and over-priced airport food, we prefer to look towards the exit sign.
The name conjures visions of mariachi bands doing "Danny Boy".
Think "alternative space" and your mind will conjure up concrete floors, unfinished walls, improvised lighting with wires dangling from the ceiling.
Apple conjuring up ' magic wand ' TV remote.
When we think of mah-jongg we generally conjure up images of middle-aged guys playing in dingy rooms, filled with thick blue smoke.
The lead-up to last Saturday's Record Store Day conjured in my mind thoughts of Fantagraphics.
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In science:

It is clear from the previous proof that one can conjure up an apparently similar environment with substantially different recurrence properties.
Recurrence for persistent random walks in two dimensions
Essence is another CP platform offering an high level modeling language refining Essence specifications to Essence’ models using Conjure .
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
In particular, we revisit the Conjure system that first appeared in prototype form in 2005 and present a new implementation with a much greater coverage of the specification language Essence.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
The Conjure system was introduced in prototype form by Frisch et al. .
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
This paper describes a new approach to the implementation of Conjure, with a much greater coverage of the Essence language and fewer limitations on the rewrite rules such as the requirement of the IJCAI prototype to flatten an Essence specification before applying the rewrite rules.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
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