Definition of Counterspells

1. Noun. (plural of counterspell) ¹



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Definition of Counterspells

1. counterspell [n] - See also: counterspell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterspells

countersigned
countersigning
countersigns
countersing
countersinging
countersings
countersink
countersink bit
countersinking
countersinks
counterslogan
counterslogans
countersniper
countersnipers
counterspell
counterspells (current term)
counterspies
counterspy
counterspying
counterstain
counterstained
counterstaining
counterstains
counterstand
counterstate
counterstated
counterstates
counterstating
countersteer
countersteered

Literary usage of Counterspells

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1. The Fijians: A Study of the Decay of Custom by Basil Thomson, Bolton Glanvill Corney, James Stewart (1908)
"It was more common, however, to fee another wizard to make the charm innocuous by counterspells, which were often effective through the fresh hope infused ..."

2. The Women of Turkey and Their Folk-lore by Lucy Mary Jane Garnett, John S. Stuart-Glennie (1891)
"The words used as counterspells and exorcisms are, as a rule, taken from the two chapters of the Koran which relate to witchcraft and malevolence : " Say, ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Payne by John Payne (1902)
"... He trusted to dispel that sorcery By prayers and offerings and the happy might Of counterspells; and thus, the sad despite Of fortune foiled, ..."

4. Savage Island: An Account of a Sojourn in Niué and Tonga by Basil Thomson (1902)
"... be neutralised by counterspells and the voluntary imposition of tabus, such as abstaining from certain acts, or certain kinds of food, ..."

5. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1855)
"But the bard of Avon alluded not to the eye. 1'rom remote ages there has been a belief in spells and counterspells, and charms and anti-charms; ..."

6. Indian Linguistic Families of America, North of Mexico by John Wesley Powell (1891)
"... after having won a girl's affections from a rival or overcoming him in the ball play—he has already secured himself from all attempts by counterspells. ..."

7. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy (1905)
"She named to him some of the hundred medicaments and counterspells which she had adopted from time to time. ..."

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