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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THE world and his dog know that politicians have been incanting "the need to stay in and reform the EU" since Adam was a lad,or to be more precise since those days when the Lib Dems wanted to destroy the British economy by joining the EMU.
The en banc Fourth Circuit in Barlow, the nation's only appellate decision squarely confronting the spectre of a deceptively-induced remand, (218) began by incanting the mantra that "courts must presume that a legislature says in a statute what it means and means in a statute what it says there.
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.
The winter bride is the phantom barker that looms beneath the surface of the narrative, incanting each character to live the life he or she wants to live.
She would repeat this creative formula a few years later when she was circling her "Woman" novel, Jungfrau (1936), incanting her verse, "Epitaph for One who Died Young" (1933), which had its own life, initially, in the little magazine, Manuscripts (1933).
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.
This spectacle of a Christian government agent enforcing the 18th Amendment to the American Constitution by cleansing a Jew of his perceived sins by murdering him in a primal act of religious fanaticismVan Alden forcibly holds the struggling Sebso's head under water for what seems like an eternity while incanting Christian liturgical promises of eternityis horrifying.
So for constitutional challenges to state laws, the Supremacy Clause again permits an asymmetrical stare decisis regime, but with state law the imbalance runs in the opposite direction: textualist justices may invoke stare decisis when they subordinate (nonsupreme) state laws to (nonsupreme) judicial precedent, but they cannot reject a federal constitutional challenge to state law simply by incanting one of their erroneous, earlier-decided pronouncements.
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.