exorcism

[ UK /ˈɛksəsˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈɛksɝˌsɪzəm/ ]
NOUN
  1. freeing from evil spirits
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How To Use exorcism In A Sentence

  • An exorcism is a religious rite for driving Satan or evil spirits out of a possessed person, place, or thing.
  • This conveys power to practise the gifts of the Spirit: speaking in tongues, prophecy, healing, exorcism.
  • It has been a kind of exorcism, and in telling the most personal story you hope to reach people.
  • He said: 'The football club needs an exorcism. The Sun
  • The renovation, so long resisted by mother, was meant to be an act of vengeance, assertion and exorcism, but it only seems to stir up memories.
  • He preached, prophesied imminent apocalypse, attracted devoted followers, performed faith healings and exorcisms, and even had a vision of the devil after fasting 40 days in the desert.
  • Next day he pretends to perform an exorcism, but he cheats, using pig-Latin and unblessed water; and the elephant punishes him for it; or at any rate, for whatever reason, though usually a polite animal, it kicks him, though gently. The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago
  • It was the start of a string of five highly autobiographical films, a form of exorcism on his part for a painful upbringing at the hands of an abusive father and a procession of school bullies.
  • During a rite of exorcism, the officiating priest carries a small bell.
  • In actual fact, I think it was more an attempt at personal exorcism.
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