exorcize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exorcize expel through adjuration or prayers "exorcise evil spirits"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exorcize Another spelling of exorcise.
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Usage

In literature:

When a third week was announced, as sure to accomplish the exorcism, there was open rebellion.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
In short the remedy is exorcism rather than physic.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
Parson Dodge set his mare, despite her fears, straight for the approaching coach, uttering his prayers of exorcism the while.
"Legend Land, Volume 2" by Various
There was no new formula of exorcism, nor any untried enchantment.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
Superstition flourished; prayers, sacrifices, incantations, magical rites, exorcisms, were invoked to allay the evil.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Certain exorcisms, they say, drive away the evil spirits that cause disease.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
And the exorcism, it appears, is of the simplest.
"The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice" by Stephen Leacock
All sorts of disgusting doses are administered, and incantations and exorcisms are among the most effective methods of healing.
"Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing" by George Barton Cutten
Medicine was merely a branch of Magic, and the chief healing agents were exorcisms, incantations, and enchanted beverages.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
The effect of suggestion, exorcism, etc., should be tried and noted.
"The Problems of Psychical Research" by Hereward Carrington
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In poetry:

To feel on the verge of an exorcism
a rite of passage
To wait, or seek manhood
enlightenment in a gun
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
What exorcism will lay these haunting ghosts?
None but a draught of the Lethean stream.
Who drinks therefrom shall all things soon forget,
Himself forgetting, too—the greatest good.
"A Ghost" by Victor James Daley
"Conjuro te, sceleratissime,
Abire ad tuum locum!"—still
Like a visible nightmare he sits by me,—
The exorcism has lost its skill;
And I hear again in my haunted room
The husky wheeze and the dolorous hum!
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To be is enough for them and that is beyond words. But we,
we are afraid not only in the dark,
even in the abundant light
we do not see our neighbour
and desperate for exorcism
cry out in terror: 'Are you there? Speak!'
"Human Voice" by Vladimir Holan
Wrapped in a scarf his monstrance stood
ready to bless, to exorcize
monsters that whispering would rise
nightly from the intricate wood
that ringed his bed, to light with total power
the holy commonplace of field and flower.
"The Glass Jar" by Gwen Harwood

In news:

It's the most well-documented exorcism in modern history.
The exorcism involving Jesuit priests at Saint Louis University, which inspired the best-selling book and iconic film, "The Exorcist ", is the most well documented example of the ancient Catholic ritual.
While still extremely rare, exorcisms are still performed today.
Almost 40 years after "The Exorcist " terrified moviegoers, possession films are still being released, including a slew in recent years such as "Paranormal Activity," "The Last Exorcism ," "The Exorcism Of Emily Rose" and "The Rite.
'American Horror Story: Aslyum' Recap: Exorcism , Prostitutes, and The Singing Nun.
'Blood Cousins' is entertaining, but needs a serious exorcism .
O'Neill Celebration focuses on " Exorcism ".
The most eminent scholars of the time, Isaac Luria, Shlomo Alkabetz, Joseph Karo, Hayyim Vital and others were involved in exorcisms .
ABC News recently spent some time with the Larsons, witnessing a few of their exorcisms and getting their thoughts on why haters always be hatin' on their scheme to take advantage of the mentally ill through exorcisms .
Larson says he and his family exorcism band have performed more than 1,500 exorcisms to date.
The Story Behind Eugene O'Neill's Lost Play, ' Exorcism '.
Nicki Minaj panned for onstage exorcism at Grammys.
The Last Exorcism of Nicki Minaj: What went wrong (and what almost went right).
Fiendish footwear require exorcism .
Borrowing a page from its successful Paranormal Activity marketing strategy, Paramount Pictures hypes its new exorcism thriller The Devil Inside with footage of freaked-out moviegoers reacting to the film.
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