[ US /ˈmɛsmɝˌɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /mˈɛsməɹˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. the act of inducing hypnosis
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How To Use mesmerism In A Sentence

  • Mystery is our playground and mesmerism is our bedfellow.
  • This is clearly the case with spiritualism or the unsupported assertion that human beings must have had some supernatural help in their evolution but not the case with phrenology, mesmerism, anti-vaccination and radical land reform.
  • Mesmerism is a bit of medical quackery developed in the 18th century by Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer.
  • The Moon is the queen of mesmerism and mystification.
  • A common idea was that these phenomena arose from the action of a biological energy dependent on the body of the medium, a clear extension of earlier concepts from mesmerism and spiritualism.
  • This friend explained the theory and practice of mesmerism, and Frank soon found that he could also experimentalize successfully. The Power of Mesmerism A Highly Erotic Narrative of Voluptuous Facts and Fancies
  • She even thought that mesmerism and hypnotism were occult arts.
  • Particularly after the dramatic and well-publicized cure of the journalist Harriet Martineau, interest escalated amongst the intellectual élite in therapeutic mesmerism and its use as an anaesthetic during surgery.
  • He devoted his life to the species problem but also became a popular authority on many topics, including spiritualism, mesmerism, and phrenology.
  • Supposing it could be done by mesmerism, why does this wonderful mesmerist, hypnotist, or suggestionist limit his powers, marvellous as they are, to making people believe that they see a boy climb up a rope. Indian Conjuring
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