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Glamor

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A magical enchantment or spell designed to make the observer believe things are different from what they actually are. The Malleus Maleficarum (1486) has the question "Whether Witches can by some Glamour Change Men into Beasts" as its Question Ten in Part One. Heinrich Kramer and Jakob Sprenger, the co-authors of the book, offer arguments on the matter put forward by St. Thomas in the Second Book of Sentences, VIII, where he discusses "whether devils can affect the bodily senses by the delusion of a glamour." Allan Ramsay, in the glossary to his Poems (1721) says, "Glamour: When devils, wizards or jugglers deceive the sight, they are said to cast glamour o'er the eyes of the spectator."

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Bob Glamour blows his nose, and Jonathan of the no surname is moved to do likewise, but lacking a pocket handkerchief abandons that outlet for his emotion.
It's to be hoped he'll make a better use of his life,' says Bob Glamour, 'than I expect he will.
Even the newest of the docks, the Tilbury Dock, shares in the glamour conferred by historical associations.
Now I, Mopo, saw the glamour that had fallen upon my fosterling, and spoke of it with Galazi, saying that a means must be found to wake him.
I suppose that if I once cherished such a passion for Pope personally that I would willingly have done the things that he did, and told the lies, and vented the malice, and inflicted the cruelties that the poor soul was full of, it was for the reason, partly, that I did not see these things as they were, and that in the glamour of his talent I was blind to all but the virtues of his defects, which he certainly had, and partly that in my love of him I could not take sides against him, even when I knew him to be wrong.
New York interior designer Young Huh has always added touches of glamour to the rooms she designs.
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The event is sponsored by Glamour magazine's The Girl Project, which offers education help to more than 50 million girls worldwide.
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