necromancer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n necromancer one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
    • n necromancer one who practices magic or sorcery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Necromancer One who practices necromancy; a sorcerer; a wizard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n necromancer One who practises necromancy; a conjurer; a sorcerer; a wizard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Necromancer one who practises necromancy: a sorcerer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nekros, dead.

Usage

In literature:

Illness became so prevalent that necromancers were called in and agreed that a medium must be employed.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
The Royal Necromancer is very wise, and you may depend upon what he says.
"Policeman Bluejay" by L. Frank Baum
The necromancer should have evoked the Spirit of Evil in the shape of a spiteful woman.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Most probably he took me for a necromancer, whose simple word might transport the arch across the Alps.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Inside a wooden hut the necromancer lies prostrate on the ground, motionless.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
Through all the ages, necromancers have tried to do that but wisely it is forbidden.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
I thought these necromancers made gold from iron.
"A Prince of Good Fellows" by Robert Barr
Connected with the sanctuaries were also the prophets, augurs, soothsayers, necromancers, etc.
"The Christian View of the Old Testament" by Frederick Carl Eiselen
He seemed to be the great necromancer, the great promiser.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
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In poetry:

"Yea, 'tis as if some cunning necromancer
Had drawn a circle magically round me,
Till like the wretched victim of Kehama,
(Southey's abortion)
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Rush The Necromancer (excerpt) Caress of Steel.
Horror filmmaker Christopher Smith plays with the notion of necromancers and demons lurking within the pestilence, but winds up retreating into a kind of historical morality tale.
Turns out, it's full of supernatural beings including necromancers .
As explained above, Sam finds out there is more to his world — witches, necromancers , werewolves, fey, vampires, well, you get the picture.
Turns out, Sam is one of those beings — he's a necromancer .
The Necromancer Chronicles, Book 2.
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