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Noun
The performance of tricks that are seemingly magical
“While Bertillon was performing his hocus-pocus and displaying his phantasmagorical drawings, I wondered whether it was not possible that this semi-maniac might not unknowingly have hit on one of the general laws to which all handwriting is subject.”
Noun
A form of words used by a person performing conjuring tricks
“But he said not a word and kept on chanting his incoherent hocus-pocus.”
Noun
An act or instance of deception
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“They use the civil rights bill and other hocus-pocus to deceive the people and lull their fighting spirits.”
Noun
Meaningless talk or activity, typically designed to trick someone or conceal the truth of a situation
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“And no amount of organic industry hocus-pocus can make that truth disappear.”
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Magic, sorcery or the use of supernatural powers to influence or predict events
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Cunning deception
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A delusion, a false hope
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Interjection
A phrase used as a magical incantation, typically by a stage magician
Hocus-pocus! And my assistant is gone!”
Verb
To cunningly deceive or outwit
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