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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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Paradoxically, however, the spectre is legitimate in its illegitimacy (and this is one of the most fascinating aspects of recurrence as a pitfall of destiny or the demoniacal work), a legitimacy which Oliveira Martins bestows on it in a little known article on Miguelismo:
There in the same page (15) he continues to say, "In the 10th century the Tantric phase developed in Northern India, Kashmir and Nepal into the monstrous and poly-demonist doctrine, the Kalachakra, with its demoniacal Buddhas, which incorporated the Mantrayana practices and called itself the Vajrayana.
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It offered Carlyle a solution to the conflict between the notion of nature as living and divine and his conception of the Enlightenment's account of nature as a dead, demoniacal, crushing mechanism.
Possession: Demoniacal and other, among primitive races, in antiquity, the middle ages, and modern times.
Konwicki is convinced that today it is difficult even to imagine that literature could be such a demoniacal force: "In my region, in my circle, reading books was the first, and maybe the last, rung of hell.
The witch hunt began in the fifteenth century, when some Inquisitors replaced the notion that witch ideas were sub-Christian superstitions with an elaborate theory of demoniacal possession, which justified a much more serious prosecution of witchcraft.
has finally turned out to be no more than the omnipresence of his speeches on the radio, which are the demoniacal parody of the omnipresence of the divine spirit.
Hinkle notes the demoniacal interpretation of toads in the Middle Ages, 38; see also pl.
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Diogenes, farther advanced than Henry toward the end of the ordeal, says, "The Universe is not dead and demoniacal, a charnel house with specters; but God-like, and my Father's