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demoniac

a person possessed by an evil spirit or demon
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For example, "legion" in the story of the Gerasene demoniac is a metaphorical term, meaning a large number; the "one" equaling the "many" can be explained by the fractals of chaos-complexity theory.
In spite of his honest face, "there was something unearthly and demoniac about him when seen from behind" (27).
They think me mad--Starbuck does; but I'm demoniac, I am madness maddened
Table 3 Word Domains of KSAR Strong Sequences Examples eVSS area, corneal, ocean, linear, clypeate, rodeo, pigeon, petroleum, caduceus hideous iVSS Virginia, lariat alien, obedience, gradient, leniency, idiom, chariot, audition, senior, studio, gracious, podum, Julius familiar Arabian, demoniac, radate, media, trivial, foliage, William, aviary, brilliant, deviance, amiable, myriad, Exceptions words containing 'ies', 'ied', 'ier', and 'iest' strings and ie# words with VV Keys except for 'au', 'eu', and 'ou' #shows boundary; w# means word-final and #w means word initial (#/e means word-final ie).
Finally, chapter seven serves as a general conclusion, and advances provocative insights in areas ranging from the establishment of the first state mental hospital in Bavaria in the eighteenth century to the influence of spiritual physic in the work of Sigmund Freud, who performed a curious retro-diagnosis on a Bavarian demoniac exorcised in 1677.
He has engaged two Take Risks colts in his name, Demoniac Paradise and an unnamed horse out of Tekameli, neither of whom is listed with a trainer, in next year's race.
The demoniac Jozef Brzechwa, who persecutes the narrator in "Zez" ["Squint"], jumps out of the blue and in the end suddenly enters his victim's body, with no other whereabouts ever revealed.
In the parable/story Jesus travels to and meets a man who is possessed by demons, a demoniac.
23) He later acquired a letter from Coffey to another priest wherein Coffey referred to Whelan's "foul heart and demoniac tongue.
At the conclusion of his novel The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, a demoniac figure "bellow(s) out a terrible formula: "PER ADONAI ELOHIM, ADONAI JEHOVAH, ADONAI SABAOTH, METRATON.
The Gerasene demoniac is similarily trapped in a place of death in Luke's gospel.
I wonder what next we shall see in her of demoniac possession