Sentence Examples


  • Uttered formulas abound; yet they are not forms of address, but rather the self-sufficient pronouncements of the magician's fiat.
  • And we find as a fact that magical formulas mostly assume the tone of an actual or virtual imperative, "As I do this, so let the like happen," "I do this in order that the like may happen," and so on.
  • Mooney, "The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees," (7th Rept.
  • When a religion begins to ossify into a system of formulas and observances, those who protest in the name of heart-religion are not unfrequently known by the name of mystics.
  • Mysticism instinctively recedes from formulas that have become stereotyped and mechanical.

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