Example sentences for: incantation

How can you use “incantation” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In form, it's a showbizzy patter song, but because of its lightning tempo (which makes the words barely intelligible) and the steady repetition of "bitch" on the downbeat, it has the primal force of an incantation:

  • The small trail-side shrines in the high mountains, called chortens, are also Buddhist, and often surrounded by stones carved with the Om mani padme hum incantation —  “Hail, jewel in the flower of the lotus.”

  • To cite just a few ancient examples, an Assyrian incantation for retrieving a fugitive slave begins with the following nonsense sequence: en ki-su-al-lu-ki.

  • There was a briefly popular in-group incantation (if by in-group we mean me), an acknowledgement of how crowded a demonstration could be: "La Raza Unida Is Standing on My Feet-a!"

  • The word (like charm ) is indeed associated with singing, and goes back to the time when men attempted to cure the ills of the flesh by incantation.

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