hypnotics


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hypnotics

These act on the brain to promote sleep.
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The poor creatures on the islands awaiting their fate tried to cover their eyes with their hands to hide the fearful sight, but now I saw that they too were under the hypnotic spell of the reptiles, so that they could only crouch in terror with their eyes fixed upon the terrible thing that was transpiring before them.
I was about to congratulate myself upon the miracle which had saved me for the moment, when the memory of the hypnotic powers of the Mahars filled me with apprehension lest they be practicing their uncanny art upon me to the end that I merely imagined that I was alone in the temple.
It is a power that is partly racial and partly individual: a power impregnated with some mysterious quality, partly hypnotic, partly mesmeric, which seems to take away from eyes that meet them all power of resistance--nay, all power of wishing to resist.
He replied, "We have the best proof of that, your own evidence, when in the hypnotic trance this morning.
If it be that she can, by our hypnotic trance, tell what the Count see and hear, is it not more true that he who have hypnotize her first, and who have drink of her very blood and make her drink of his, should if he will, compel her mind to disclose to him that which she know?
But something there was that suddenly dispelled the strange, hypnotic influence of the man.
Already the horrid hypnotic gaze of the king kaldane had seized upon the eyes of Gahan.
There was something hypnotic in those terrible eyes.
For a moment she tore her gaze from the hypnotic fascination of that awful face and breathed a last prayer to her God.
But he did not know, and so he only wondered, not alone at what he saw but at the strange sensations which played up and down his naked spine, sensations induced, doubtless, by the same hypnotic influence which held the black spectators in tense awe upon the verge of a hysteric upheaval.
I fixed a hypnotic eye on his vest pocket, and he passed out one of his superior cigars, which I burned while he ran through the stuff.
There seems to be something hypnotic about this, with its endlessly recurring dominant.