Part of speech: noun

Magic; witchcraft.

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Usage examples "sorcery":

  1. But to the end that I may pardon thee of that thing which though hast committed, perform, the thing which I most earnestly desire of thee, that is, bring me that I may see and behold when thy mistresse goeth about any Sorcery or enchantment, and when she prayeth unto the gods: for I am very desirous to learne that art, and as it seemeth unto mee, thou thy selfe hath some experience in the same. - "The Golden Asse", Lucius Apuleius.
  2. She induced the king to be crowned in due form at Rheims, and asked for an honorable discharge; but she was detained, and the English, who afterwards captured her, burned her to death at Rouen, in 1431, on the charge of sorcery. - "Comic History of England", Bill Nye.
  3. And others taking up the cry, called out, " Sorcery!" - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.