evil spirit

  1. a spirit tending to cause harm
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How To Use evil spirit In A Sentence

  • Wondering how the wasted Stevenson could work so tirelessly, La Farge decided he must be an aitu, a Samoan devil spirit not bound by the laws of the flesh. The Five of Hearts
  • His evil spirit is awa i 'puir' Brownie's 'body, bent on Border Ghost Stories
  • This hypothesis, to say no more, will fit well all the facts -- for instance, the universality of the belief in evil spirits and any evidence adducible for actual influence on men, whether in the records of demonic possession and magic in the past or in the phenomena of modern Spiritism. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery
  • In the Middle Ages the onion was used as a charm against evil spirits, the plague and infection.
  • Of labor added evil spirit to provide lawful sex basis for capitalist society.
  • The poor, I found, believed that this pious exercise dispersed the evil spirits of the storm; while the better sort conceived that it occasioned some kind of undulation in the air, and so broke the continuity of the electric fluid. Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys
  • Milton's admirable economy in working this truth into his great poem (i. 378) affords a sublime exposition of the mind of the Fathers on the origin of mythologies.] [1774] The word daimon means in Greek a god, but the Christians used the word to signify an evil spirit. ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus
  • The word larva referring to the newly hatched form of insects before they undergo metamorphosis comes from the Latin word lārva, meaning “evil spirit, demon, devil.” Unmasking religion
  • As the good Spirit works that which is good in obedient souls, so this evil spirit works that which is evil in wicked men; and he now works, not only heretofore, but even since the world has been blessed with the light of the glorious gospel. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Whatever we said, we said in whispers because Arcanus had warned us that the evil spirits of course were bodiless so they could be in the very air, listening to us.
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