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Levitation   /lˌɛvɪtˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Levitation

noun
1.
The phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means.
2.
Movement upward in virtue of lightness.
3.
The act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means.



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"Levitation" Quotes from Famous Books



... spirit's veins With fierce indignation, From my bitterness of soul Springs self-revelation: Framed am I of flimsy stuff, Fit for levitation, Like a thin leaf which the wind Scatters from ...
— Wine, Women, and Song - Mediaeval Latin Students' songs; Now first translated into English verse • Various

... saints, as also of flying dragons. Flying in those days of yore may have been real enough to the multitude, but it was at best delusion. In the good old times it did not need the genius of a Maskelyne to do a "levitation" trick. We can picture the scene at a "flying seance." On the one side the decidedly professional showman possessed of sufficient low cunning; on the other the ignorant and highly superstitious audience, eager to hear ...
— The Dominion of the Air • J. M. Bacon



Words linked to "Levitation" :   travel, ascending, change of location, ascension, gravitation, levitate, phenomenon, rise, ascent, magnetic levitation



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