Worse, the IT revolution has also created a much greater capacity for humans to conjure surprising events into being.
Nor can Saudi Arabia expect to conjure up a new league between Arab states as a strategic alternative to America.
It used to be that the only political villains we could conjure up were men.
late 13c., "command on oath," from Old French conjurer "invoke, conjure" (12c.), from Latin coniurare "to swear together; conspire," from com- "together" (see com-) + iurare "to swear" (see jury (n.)). Magical sense is c.1300, for "constraining by spell" a demon to do one's bidding. Related: Conjured; conjuring. Phrase conjure up "cause to appear in the mind" (as if by magic) attested from 1580s.