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

[Latin incantāre; see enchant.]


to utter (incantations)to summon up by incantationto enchant
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The Citizens United dissenters rightly highlight these inequalities in political access and power, while the majority largely overlooks them and incants bromides about how a key precept of our First Amendment tradition is that government may not address such inequalities through seeking to "level the playing field" of political speech.
An old woman sees him rise, lights a torch and incants to the moon in the west: This time you will not become a full moon, for you will eat none of our food.
2, 3, 3, 3, tetrafluoropropene," it incants in the resulting video piece, GreenScreenRefrigerator, 2010, hysterically using the nomenclature of organic chemistry to call out the gaseous compounds circulating through its chambers, vapors which are "sent through passages, constricted, released," just as "a spirit goes through all states of matter.
The appreciable sensory consciousness and erotic evocation of images like "seductive hips" preclude any notion that Toure is speaking of the fundamentalist Islam that dictates sexual Puritanism or necessitates the wearing of burquas by women; to the contrary, he incants a spiritual landscape of "fertile complexity," where the intention of Amenta (Mother Earth) in all her beauteous demography is wild, sensuous and primal.
It is a public sphere, at least, without Breyten Breytenbach's solipsistic despair ("Breyten ends up by declaring the whole post-1994 situation a sellout", 133), or Serote's denialisms ("Faced with the shortfall between reality and aspiration Serote incants the aspirational, over and over: 'ah/where/ where are those moments which can be magic'", 133).
Bolton's family baker is now Britain's favourite baker," incants the voiceover as Hatano reaches his hotel room--the Warburton Suite, naturally--to find dinner is served, a pile of toast on a silver platter.
Its under-stated role communicates in part through the color red as the sun paints the land and sky, as fires and candles light dark scenes, and as sangre de Cristo incants the Passion.
No one kneads us again out of earth and clay, no one incants our dust.
In Manfred, the hero incants "I do compel ye to my will," whereupon spirits of various earthly abodes appear one by one.
The hostile sorcerer incants his spell whilst placing his foot on a grave in the cemetery of the feast hamlet.