the power to attract others through one’s physical presence, bearing, energy, etc.
the indefinite power, presumably innate in some persons, that enables one to induce hypnosis.
Now, for the first time, we have a woman on the record (or almost) testifying to his animal magnetism.
DSK’s ‘Physical’ Sex Life Christopher Dickey July 30, 2011
Yet with CPAC as his latest stage, his animal magnetism came through loud and clear.
Donald Trump, Still Wacky, Rips Republicans at CPAC Lauren Ashburn March 14, 2013
Once again, his animal magnetism has been placed in service to America’s national interests.
Bubba’s Bogus Diplomacy Reihan Salam August 4, 2009
The highest degree of human depravity, which is to be found in this propulsive will power, or animal magnetism.
The Religio-Medical Masquerade Frederick William Peabody
It quite makes me a convert to the science of animal magnetism.
Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
If there be such a thing as animal magnetism, she possessed it in perfection.
Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell
animal magnetism or mesmerism had been involved in mystery and empiricism.
Buchanan’s Journal of Man, September 1887 Various
animal magnetism: showing that the phenomena of Mesmerism are as incredible as the Bible miracles.
History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
The existence of animal magnetism must stand or fall on this test.
Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing George Barton Cutten
They found, in Kaspar, a splendid example of the ‘sensitive,’ and a noble proof of the powers of ‘animal magnetism.’
Historical Mysteries Andrew Lang
(sometimes facetious) the quality of being attractive, esp to members of the opposite sex
- Animal park
a zoo in which wild animals are housed and displayed in large open spaces designed to resemble their native habitats. Historical Examples And who should appear but the man from the animal park where the bear once lived. Bully and Bawly No-Tail Howard R. Garis
- Animal pole
the formative part of an ovum, having the greatest amount of cytoplasm and containing the nucleus. Historical Examples It commences with a vertical furrow at the animal pole, extending through about one-fifth of the circumference. The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour At the animal pole four small cells, […]
- Animal rights
the rights of animals, claimed on ethical grounds, to the same humane treatment and protection from exploitation and abuse that are accorded to humans. Contemporary Examples This is why some people believe that the logical conclusion of animal rights is human extinction. The Absurdity of Vegan Ethics Justin Green January 22, 2013 Nor does she […]
- Animal shelter
an establishment, especially one supported by charitable contributions, that provides a temporary home for dogs, cats, and other animals that are offered for adoption. Contemporary Examples Visit an animal shelter, pick out the sorriest mutt you can find, and then put it down. A Field Guide to Valentine’s Day Office Etiquette Jen Spyra February 12, […]