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  • adj. of or relating to mesmerism or mesmerization

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or induced by, mesmerism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to mesmerism; produced by mesmerism, or resembling its effects: as, the mesmcric theory; mesmeric sleep.

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  • adj. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

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Examples

  • I can even perceive some faint possibility of truth in the explanation which you described as the mesmeric theory — that what I saw might be the result of magnetic influence communicated to me, as I lay between the remains of the murdered husband above me and the guilty wife suffering the tortures of remorse at my bedside.

    The Haunted Hotel

  • I can even perceive some faint possibility of truth in the explanation which you described as the mesmeric theory -- that what I saw might be the result of magnetic influence communicated to me, as I lay between the remains of the murdered husband above me and the guilty wife suffering the tortures of remorse at my bedside.

    The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

  • He specialized in mesmeric, often nightmarish visions of scenes from Shakespeare, Milton and Norse mythology.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • Interestingly a note by Schelling's son on the 1813 text points to the absence of the will-ing subject from magnetic sleep: in mesmeric sleep [magnetischen

    'The Abyss of the Past': Psychoanalysis in Schelling's Ages of the World (1815)

  • You are aware that I possess in rather a remarkable degree what we have agreed to call the mesmeric power.

    Roundabout Papers

  • I was immediately conscious that in his eyes there was, in an especial degree, what, for want of a better term, one may call the mesmeric quality.

    The Beetle

  • The sense of touch is also brought into play in hypnosis; Richet set great value on the so-called mesmeric strokes or passes.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • From the Jesuits, in childhood, he received religious impressions which might almost be described as mesmeric or hypnotic in their influence upon his nerves.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction

  • I was conscious, but I was in a kind of mesmeric sleep.

    Real Ghost Stories

  • She assumed with a kind of mesmeric force all the propositions that Ann Veronica wanted her to define.

    Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story

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