tr.v. in·cant·ed, in·cant·ing, in·cants
To chant or intone (ritual or magic words).

[Latin incantāre; see enchant.]
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They'd wander through the woods, ecstatically incanting midnight prayers.
I also went to see Kampala's richest witch doctor, Mama Fina, who bathed me in goat's milk as well as incanting various charms over me in a bizarre ritual.
Mention his tenure to most fans and they'll go all Edvard Munch on you, all hollow–eyed and sunkencheeked, incanting the numbers 4–6–0 like they were 6–6–6.
See Lininger, Forward, supra note 115, at 29 ("[P]olice will likely try to adapt their practices so that they can accomplish the same goals by simply incanting the right rationale for their actions.
He had a gift for understanding and transforming low or "base" materials, as he called them, and in his hands a bowl of mud would become a psychosexual volcanic landscape as he pressed a clean white cup into it while incanting, "Raise a rim around it," over and over.
As Mingus "read certain panels aloud, incanting them, shaping Dylan's attention, shaping his own," Dylan "felt an uncanny warmth in the half of his chest that was turned toward Mingus.
But Ewing has got to such a point with hard work rather than incanting "abracadabra.
We'll go birding for Sweeney, le Cardinal in the Church of Unrest--jumping on tables, crunking in crosswalks, incanting slowly down HOV fast-lanes-- get the mayor on the phone, the devil
Meanwhile, the senior Tena Buai was also incanting spells, which in this case were clearly audible to everyone present.
And then the music stops and it's a blend of the five-strong groups vocals with lead singer Mark Farmer incanting "we walked along on a cold, cold night, our eyes confused in the dark".
To the extent that we consider our actions, we are openly accepting the long-term cost of our economic voodoo, incanting away to keep the inflationary zombie animated and moving, making as if it's alive.
keeps incanting it without justifying it constitutionally.