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A short period
“Their split when she was just 19 left her with nervous exhaustion and prompted a short spell in a psychiatric ward.”
A form of words used as a magical charm or incantation
“Kyri was mumbling the words to a spell which she finished by laying her hand on Aikel's arm.”
A sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder
“… a dizzy spell that caused me to fall.”
An ability to control or influence people as though one had magical power over them
“He holds a formidable spell over Esperanza and controls her until she wises up and leaves him to pursue her career.”
A period spent in an activity
“A spell of hectic activity around the Stradbally area resulted in Mick Haughney setting up Garry Powell to equalise, in the 80 minute.”
“His spells of dizziness.”
Mean or have as a result
“But Harris is confident the newer company artists will spell success for the galleries who sign on.”
To cast a spell on
“… it was as if he had spelled the public into believing his ridiculous claims.”
Give rest, relief
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