evil spirit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evil spirit a spirit tending to cause harm
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Quotations

  • Doug Horton
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    “Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

Usage

In literature:

And if, reasoned Vernand, the ash is a protection against one form of evil spirits, why not against another?
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Saronia commands those spirits by her goodness; I draw them by the evil within me.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Even a spider, that is an evil spirit, must not be killed either, he tells us emphatically.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
In pointing out the evils produced by ardent spirits, let us not pass by their effects upon the estates of the persons who are addicted to them.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
All events in any way out of the ordinary run of human affairs are directly traced to the Good or Evil Spirit.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
He made her drink a liquid wherein no doubt a good genius was hidden, and the evil spirit that tormented her was driven forth.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
An evil spirit has been known to claim a young girl as its possession, forbidding her marriage under severe threats.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
He has good spirits to help him, and evil spirits to harm him.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
The only consistent and incontrovertable view to take is that all these phenomena are either works of God or of evil spirits.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
It is in the shape of a beautiful girl, but it is really an evil spirit.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

A shot - a blow - a struggle wild - the outlaw with a shriek
Relaxed his hold, and sank beneath the waters of the creek.
'Twas thus the dreaded robber's evil spirit passed away,
Vanquished by brave young Walker, now the hero of the day.
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania
Bless the Lord for all his mercies!¯for the peace and love I felt,
Like the dew of Hermon's holy hill, upon my spirit melt;
When "Get behind me, Satan! " was the language of my heart,
And I felt the Evil Tempter with all his doubts depart.
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O! shame beyond the bitterest thought
That evil spirit ever framed,
That sinners know what Jesus wrought,
Yet feel their haughty hearts untamed -
That souls in refuge, holding by the Cross,
Should wince and fret at this world's little loss.
"Good Friday" by John Keble
And poisoning with his evil words the ruler's ready ear,
The priest leaned over his saddle, with laugh and scoff and jeer;
It stirred my soul, and from my lips the soul of silence broke,
As if through woman's weakness a warning spirit spoke.
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O Evil Spirit! You fiend of hell! who bade you be my guide,
To storm my life, to burn my brain and every joy to hide?
Why did you steal my peace and calm, my soul besteep in grief?
Why did you crush my youthful heart and kill its faith, belief?
"O Evil Spirit!" by Nikoloz Baratashvili
A GROT was nigh, to which the simple fair,
Not dreaming ills, was anxious to repair;
The heat, some evil spirit, and the place,
Invited her the moment to embrace,
To bathe within the stream that near her ran;
And instantly her project she began.
"The River Scamander" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Step back in time to a country where an 8th century leader flew on the back of a tiger to rid the land of evil spirits.
Jose Reyes may need to ward off evil spirits this week.
Bottle tree vs evil spirits.
Bottle tree vs evil spirits.
A Southern tradition with African roots, bottle trees are believed to lure evil spirits with their shiny colors, then trap them and keep them out of the house — and we hope it's working well for Marisa.
Long an otherworldly symbol used to ward off unwanted spirits, the evil eye is appearing in a chic array of jewelry that will keep the fashion crowd well guarded this season.
Traverse City-area suspect blamed ' evil spirit ' in infant daughter's death, government says.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A Traverse City-area man accused of killing his infant daughter during a sexual assault told police that an " evil spirit " must have taken over his body.
It's either a not-so-good sign or a necessary evil, but Nelly Furtado's forthcoming album 'The Spirit Indestructible ' has been bumped to a Sept 18 release date.
Written and produced by Steven Spielberg, the movie tells the tale of the Freeling family, whose youngest daughter is kidnapped by vicious demons and evil spirits.
In Lilith's Awakening, a psychic and medium who assists the police with unsolved crimes encounters the spirit of a murder victim and finds herself facing off against an ancient goddess of evil and darkness.
Cummings said she asked the evil spirits to leave and feels the ghost that has remained is a friendly, female ghost .
A man busted in the Bensonhurst blaze that killed five allegedly was drunk and claimed evil spirits forced him to commit arson.
The surprise hit from Paramount Pictures debuted well above industry expectations as horror fans crowded theaters for the low-budget tale about exorcists trying to free a woman possessed by evil spirits.
Computers Possessed By Evil Spirits.
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