demoniac

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demoniac

a person possessed by an evil spirit or demon
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Alleyne thought of what he had read of demoniac possession--the jumpings, the twitchings, the wild talk.
His usual note was this demoniac laughter, yet somewhat like that of a water-fowl; but occasionally, when he had balked me most successfully and come up a long way off, he uttered a long-drawn unearthly howl, probably more like that of a wolf than any bird; as when a beast puts his muzzle to the ground and deliberately howls.
Whether that Hungarian fugitive would ever be caught appeared to Horne Fisher to be highly doubtful; nor can it be pretended that he displayed any very demoniac detective energy in the matter as he leaned back in the boat cushions, smoking, and watching the swaying reeds slide past.
Instead, the moment they saw me, they let out a series of demoniac war-cries, and raising their spears above their heads, charged me.
The first half of the book analyzes English publications reporting on the symptoms, treatments, and accusations of female demoniacs: Margaret Cooper (1584, 1614, 1641), seventeen-year old Mary Glover (1603), and the very young Throckmorton daughters, whose accusations led to the execution of the Samuel family (wife, husband and daughter) in Warboys (1589-1593).
He cannot be encumbered by a group's desire to have all their sick cured and their demoniacs exorcised.
A few other former demoniacs exorcised by Darrell also admitted they were pretending to be possessed, and in 1597 Darrell was put on trial for fraud.
She focuses on the embodiment of possession, both internally and externally, but her definition of possession performance is not exclusive to demoniacs; audiences and exorcists physically engage with and encourage demoniacs' performance.
This story is echoed in the demoniacs in the time of Jesus who wander among the tombs, separate from society, treated as less than human.
concerned some bishops, as claims that people had the power to dispossess or exorcise demoniacs could cut across episcopal authority' (p.
The author's basic argument is that even when they were not trying to counterfeit, demoniacs were unconsciously play-acting in the sense that they were following elaborate scripts, which were meticulously culture-specific.
Zephyr, raised in Vermont, presumably has known deer hunters and gun collectors as actual persons rather than the demoniacs of TV crime dramas.