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diabolism

a. activities designed to enlist the aid of devils, esp in witchcraft or sorcery
b. worship of devils or beliefs and teachings concerning them
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Woolf's shorthand of "voluntary view spoilers" and her comparison of Jones to a "robber" and a "murderer" recall the "pure and wholehearted diabolists" of Williams-Ellis's book.
Baudelaire first appears in Degeneration as a degenerate exhibiting the symptoms characteristic of the Parnassians and Diabolists (pp.
Following this trickle of thought, Hostel bluntly allegorizes the displacement of American guilt onto those irritating snots in Europe, and the diabolists are conveniently located in the seeming terrain vague of the former Eastern Bloc.