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sorcerer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sorcerer one who practices magic or sorcery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Disney's Fantasia, the Sorcerer's name is Yensid, which is Disney spelled backward.
    • n Sorcerer A conjurer; an enchanter; a magician. "Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The magician's words "hocus-pocus" were taken from the name of a mythological sorcerer, Ochus Bochus, who appeared in Norse folktales and legends.
    • n sorcerer Originally, one who casts lots; one who divines or interprets by the casting of lots; hence, one who uses magic arts in divination or for other ends; a wizard; an enchanter; a conjurer.
    • n sorcerer A fish of the family Nettastomidæ, found in the deep sea, having a fragile body and a thin skin charged with black pigment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sorcerer's name in Disney's Fantasia is Yensid, which happens to be Disney backwards.
    • n Sorcerer one who practises sorcery: an enchanter: a magician:—fem. Sor′ceress, a witch
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. sorcier,. See Sorcery
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sorcerie—Low L. sortiarius, one who tells fortunes by lots—L. sortīri, to cast lots—sors, sortis, a lot.

Usage

In literature:

Cause enough have I for weeping, And the sorcerer's brought me sorrow.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
The sorcerer is generally an old man.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
It is somewhat like a witch or sorcerer would be to you, but much, much different.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Or is there something mysterious in fish and fish alone, hidden from all save sorcerers only?
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
There existed sorcerers, no doubt, but they were comparatively few.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
Is it one of the things that I must not ask and that you may not tell me because you are a sorcerer and I am only a boy?
"The Windy Hill" by Cornelia Meigs
There is also a vast variety of roots, fruits, and herbs, with the medicinal virtues of which the sorcerers are well acquainted.
"Letters on the Nicobar islands, their natural productions, and the manners, customs, and superstitions of the natives" by John Gottfried Haensel
She belongs to the seminary of Barahona, and washes young girls for the sorcerers' sabbath.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
Who would be able to loosen this wicked charm which the sorcerer had worked upon it?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
By the tricks of a sorcerer you have been beguiled!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
The subject, a chivalrous romance, with dragons and sorcerers and lost princesses, is more a narrative in dialogue than a drama.
"The Critics Versus Shakspere" by Francis A. Smith
At the same time pleaded that murderers, sorcerers, &c. might go free.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
He says of the sorcerer that he is a child of the devil and full of subtilty.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
And yet the sorcerer must die.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846" by Various
One day there stopped at the hut of the Bee-man a Junior Sorcerer.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
TO BE A SORCERER AND SORCERESS.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
I am almost suffocated; and how is it with you, sorcerer?
"Our Young Folks, Vol 1, No. 1" by Various
The sorcerer (Acts 13:6-12).
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
But I must admit Voltaire was a sorcerer, and could spur a dead horse into life.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
That same Sorcerer, Kaschnur, who transformed you, plunged me also into misery.
"Tales of the Caravan, Inn, and Palace." by William Hauff
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In poetry:

Shrieks and cries of wild despair
Filled the air,
Growing fainter as they listened;
Then the bursting surge alone
Sounded on;--
Thus the sorcerers were christened!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf V. -- The Skerry Of Shri" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But soon, alas! the fairy vision fled,
The smiling sorcerers vanished from my sight,
And haggard Disappointment, in her stead,
Wav'd her black wand, and quench'd Hope's radiant light.
"To Imagination" by Maria Logan
Not that I dread the cup, when round it glares
Each gaudy ensign of the sorcerer's pow'r;
But oft the bowl, thy nicer hand prepares,
Is deck'd with fragrant wreathes from Fancy's bow'r:
"Impromptu, To A Friend" by Maria Logan
Behold! yon midnight dark divan,
The plunderers of our right,
Fell sorcerers, mustering ev'ry ban
Our happiness to blight;
Why lingers yet the nation's ire,
Why bursteth not the flood of fire?
"The Lancashire Hymn." by Samuel Bamford
A wretched sorcerer, who doubts himself and stifles
Faith in the magic world by his own efforts wrought
I know myself to be… I am - O bitter thought!-
Of your warm, living soul the idol cold and lifeless.
"Reproach Me Not" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Hence, then, soft maids,
And woo the silken zephyr in the bowers
By Heliconia's sleep-inviting stream:
For aid like yours I seek not; 'tis for powers
Of darker hue to inspire a verse like mine!
'Tis work for wizards, sorcerers, and fiends.
"Commencement Of A Poem On Despair" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

Nicolas Cage in 'The Sorcerer 's Apprentice'.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone".
At Hogwarts, Harry learned to play Quidditch and became aware of a mystery involving a sorcerer 's stone.
The Sorcerer 's Apprentice is a new movie, but the tale has a long and distinguished history before Nicholas Cage starred in the current version.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged A Sorcerer 's Apprentice.
Try as he might, Nicolas Cage, left, with Jay Baruchel, can't save "The Sorcerer 's Apprentice" with his performance as a wizard.
" Now Disney, via the inevitable Jerry Bruckheimer, has come up with "The Sorcerer 's Apprentice" starring Nicolas Cage.
The Sorcerer 's Apprentice should be rated U for Untouched by Human Hands.
The Sorcerer 's Apprentice Directed by Jon Turteltaub Disney Opens June 14.
K Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone".
'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone' casts a powerful spell.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone (2001).
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone.
Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer 's Stone.
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer 's Stone (PG).
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In science:

Williamson S, Rusch D, Yooseph S, Halpern A, Heidelberg K, Glass J, Andrews-Pfannkoch C, Fadrosh D, Miller C, Sutton G, et al.: The Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition: metagenomic characterization of viruses within aquatic microbial samples.
pplacer: linear time maximum-likelihood and Bayesian phylogenetic placement of sequences onto a fixed reference tree
The interpretation of empirical data depends on some deeply rooted conceptual beliefs or prejudices. “If we were as convinced as he is of the existence of sorcerers and of mysterious powers, instead of believing in socalled natural causes, his inferences would seem to us perfectly reasonable.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
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