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Part of speech: noun

Something supposed to produce magical effects; a charm.

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Usage examples "talisman":

  1. It would not have been a thing worth struggling about- only I had in my inmost heart suspicions that the stoutest resolutions might lose their force in that atmosphere; that even such a talisman as the memory of a woman's looks and words might lose its virtue there. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France", Stanley J. Weyman.
  2. Raphael said, putting the talisman into his pocket. - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. - "Orations", John Quincy Adams.