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charm sb.: the orig. sense ‘incantation, enchantment, magic spell’ (Tp. I. ii. 231) runs through the fig. applications Wiv. II. ii. 108* “surely, I think you have charms, la,” Rom. II. Prol. 6 “bewitched by the charm of looks,” Lr. V. iii. 49, Pilgr. xi. 8 [150]; occas. the sense approaches to ‘person or thing that charms’ Oth. V. i. 35 “those charms, thine eyes,” Ant. IV. x. 29 [xii. 16], 38 [25] “this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm.”
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