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Exorcist   Listen
noun
Exorcist  n.  
1.
One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism. "Certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists."
2.
A conjurer who can raise spirits. (R.) "Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up My mortified spirit."






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"Exorcist" Quotes from Famous Books



... to make a sort of sylph-like love to his wife Jeannie. He means and does no harm, but he is naturally a nuisance to the husband, on whom he plays tricks to keep him away from home, and at length rather frightens the wife. They procure, from a neighbouring monastery, a famous exorcist monk, who, though he cannot directly punish Trilby, lays on him sentence of exclusion from the home of the pair, unless one of them invites him, under penalty of imprisonment for a thousand years. How the story turns to Jeannie's death and Trilby's duress can be easily imagined, ...
— A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 - To the Close of the 19th Century • George Saintsbury

... Murtagh was endowed with considerable manual dexterity—proof of which he frequently gave at cards, and at a singular game which he occasionally played with thimbles—it selected him as a very fit person to play the part of exorcist; and accordingly he travelled through a great part of Ireland, casting out devils from people possessed, which he afterwards exhibited, sometimes in the shape of rabbits, and occasionally birds and fish. There ...
— The Romany Rye - A Sequel to 'Lavengro' • George Borrow

... domain of legend. Miracles, however, are integral parts of the story of Jesus' life, and those who attempt to write that life eliminating the supernatural are constrained to recognize that he had marvellous power as an exorcist and healer of some forms of nervous disease. So E. A. Abbott, The Spirit on the Waters, 169-201. Our knowledge of nature does not warrant a dogmatic definition of the limits of the possible; see James, The Will to Believe, vii.-xiii., ...
— The Life of Jesus of Nazareth • Rush Rhees



Words linked to "Exorcist" :   magician, holy order, order, thaumaturge, exorciser



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