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demoniac

a person possessed by an evil spirit or demon
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He, all unarmed, Shall chase thee, with the terror of his voice, From thy demoniac holds, possession foul-- Thee and thy legions; yelling they shall fly, And beg to hide them in a herd of swine, Lest he command them down into the Deep, Bound, and to torment sent before their time.
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.
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.
When Jesus came to the territory of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs who were coming from the tombs met him.
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.
He cured demoniacs and hemorrhaging women and raised dead children (Luke 8).
The series prior to Jesus' arrest and crucifixion portrays the lighter episodes of Christ's life--no Gadarene swine or demoniacs here--focusing on the personality of the man more than his teachings (the Sermon on the Mount is confined to a couple of phrases, and the parables make no appearance whatsoever).