demoniac


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de·mo·ni·ac

(dĕ-mō'nē-ak), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in come contexts.
Frenzied, fiendish, as if possessed by evil spirits.
[G. daimōn, a spirit]

demoniac

(dĕ-mŏ′nē-ak″)
1. Concerning or resembling a demon.
2. Frenzied, as if possessed by demons or evil spirits.
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In the story of the Gerasene demoniac, the behavior of the demons when in the herd of pigs can be explained by swarm behavior.
Invention of Hysteria seeks to show how its early scientific users tried to make a studium out of photography's puncture, a study of its demon and its delirium, in the delirious face and form of the female demoniac.
Another interesting fact is the altitudes of the ulemas towards the non-Moslem wives of the emirs who were blamed for the low moral values in the palace such as, leading the sultan to demoniac temptress, who encouraged indecent social events while introducing wine to the Ottoman court.
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With a liberal interpretation, the self-report of the Biblical demoniac in Mark resembles those of multiple personalities: "my name is legion, for we are many," indicating that these behaviors are possibly ancient.
unutterable horrors of monstrous and demoniac natures" (199).
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Rather, I defined "literary criticism" as "the strategy of analyzing a text's literary features and of relating parts to the whole," for example, analyzing how the story of the Gerasene demoniac in Mark 5 fits into the whole of Mark's Gospel.
The demoniac and cruel-hearted advance numerous arguments in the interests of continuing their unauthorised and iniquitous practice, all of which can be dismissed by sane and reasoned consideration.
With a stretch, the report of the Biblical demoniac in Mark appears as a self-report of multiple personalities: "my name is legion, for we are many," indicating this condition is ancient.
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