Divellent

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Divellent Drawing asunder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • divellent Drawing asunder; separating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Divellent dī-vel′ent drawing asunder.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. divellens, p. pr

Usage

In literature:

And when the Divel has raised those Arsenical Fumes, which become Venomous.
"History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom" by Andrew Dickson White
Then I told him 'too late' was the divell's favourite whisper in repentant ears.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
This was by most then thought an act of the Divel.
"Leviathan" by Thomas Hobbes
Then he asked him if he were a Divell.
"The Book of Dreams and Ghosts" by Andrew Lang
From glavering, they fall to scoffing; yong Saints, will prove but olde Divels; these hot-spurrs will soone runne themselves out of breath.
"A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale" by Samuel Ward
Yea, why do wee not deny God, and adore the divel as they doe?
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Divel a cint meself iver saw uv Misther Kidd's money, an' we've liv'd here this two years an' more.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
And the said divell or spirit bidd her call him by the name of Mamillion.
"The Witch-cult in Western Europe" by Margaret Alice Murray
All these are the workes of the divell, and the workes of the flesh.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
He hes maid the divel of him, welbelovit Bretherine, brother Johne!
"Andrew Melville" by William Morison
Now, who the Divell taught thee so much Italian?
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
Divel may thus abuse y^e innocent, yea, tis y^e confession of some popish ones.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
They may all, however, have been separated from one original mass by the divellent action of the sun at close quarters.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
What divelment you been up to now!
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
Right wroth was ye Divell, therefore, when that he knew this ben ye Chrystmass time.
"A Little Book of Profitable Tales" by Eugene Field
But divel may care, yez shan't want the music, while there's a blast in the pipes, anyhow!
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
I would pray now: but the divell takes away my heart For having any confidence in praier.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
After disposing of (1) the divels, (2) the Papists, he comes, as follows, to (3) the Plaiers.
"The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2)" by Richard Crashaw
Then I told him 'too late' was the divell's favourite whisper in repentant ears.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
DIVEL A SALUTE YOU'LL GET ONTILL YE PAY YER FUTTIN'!!
"Our People" by Charles Samuel Keene
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In poetry:

Sorrow, I yeeld, and grieve that I did misse;
Will not thy rage be satified with this?
As sad a Divell as thee,
Made me unhappy be:
Wilt thou not yet consent to leave, but still
Strive how to show thy cursed divelish skill?
"49 (Song 7)" by Mary Wroth

In news:

Bradley Divel of Cutler will be sentenced later.
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