exorcize

VERB
  1. expel through adjuration or prayers
    exorcise evil spirits
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How To Use exorcize In A Sentence

  • The key skills he 'exorcised' for a decade are limited in the extreme. The Ghost Of Leaders Past
  • No matter what she claims she has not managed to exorcise his memory.
  • I didn't clean, so we hired a maid who said she would do it only if our house were exorcized. A Country of Husbands
  • Yet its importance as a metaphor for evil means that the coalition remains desperate to exorcise these demons.
  • Note 61: CS 1601; Proto-Mashariki * - pung - "to winnow, to fan"; PNECB * - pung "to winnow, to fan, to exorcise"; e.g., Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE
  • Then, the priest exorcises the child by breathing on the child's forehead, mouth, and breast.
  • Finally, about Humanism, I would have thought that my use of the word "exorcise" suggested that Rabelais was indeed strongly attracted, and that the only way he could free himself from its trammels was by writing as he did. The Rabelais Story
  • The exorciser would have no difficulty in threading his way through the complicated mass. The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
  • This distinction should not simply be pushed aside without an attempt to diagnose and exorcize some of the lingering cultural stereotypes within it.
  • But one deeply entrenched demon I would like to exorcise is my tendency to break into a cold sweat when dealing with things financial.
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