talismanic


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tal·is·man·ic

 (tăl′ĭs-măn′ĭk, -ĭz-) also tal·is·man·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to talismans: talismanic formulas.
2. Possessing or believed to possess magic power: a talismanic amulet.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.talismanic - possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power; "a talismanic amulet"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
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talismanic

adjective
Having, brought about by, or relating to supernatural powers or magic:
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talismanic

[ˌtælɪzˈmænɪk] adj
(lit)talismanique
(fig)magique
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Blue John consulted his medicine, or talismanic charm, such as every chief keeps in his lodge as a supernatural protection.
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The dark figures around us leaped to their feet, clapped their hands in transport, and shouted again and again the talismanic syllables, the utterance of which appeared to have settled everything.
"I know I shan't be able to settle to Macaulay," said Cassandra, looking ruefully at the dull red cover of the prescribed volume, which, however, possessed a talismanic property, since William admired it.
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