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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And it looked as follows: fasting preceded the day of the dispossession, then the ministers took turns in saying prayers and sermons over the demoniac, and the gathered audience supplemented these prayers with responses much alike a service or rite.
She believes that none of them alone accounts for the diverse behavior of demoniacs, which call for more interrelated explanations, preferring the theories of depersonalization and derealization disorder, which can lead to what she terms "rage possession" (48).
(130) This blind test had legal precedent, being used by Sir Matthew Hale during the infamous trial of Rose Cullender and Amy Duny at Norwich Assizes in March 1662 to allay fears that the fits and convulsions of the youthful demoniac accusers were elaborate theatrics.
'You're on your way to becoming a demoniac! Do you wet the bed?' the headmaster yelled.
The story of the Gerasene demoniac contains an overabundance of metaphors: demons, death, unclean/wild animals, wilderness, the sea, and the abyss (Matt.
Abundance of costly antique furniture was disposed about the room, and in one corner stood a four-post bed, with heavy black cloth curtains around it; the figure frequently turned towards him with the same arch smile; and when she came to the side of the bed, she drew the curtains, and, by the light of the lamp, which she held towards its contents, she disclosed to the horrorstricken painter, sitting bolt upright in the bed, the livid and demoniac form of Vanderhausen.
Jesus' healings include his exorcisms, restoring to home and family those such as the Gerasene demoniac cut off by illness or evil spirits.
But here in Leon, outside the Gothic cathedral, A boy crouched inside a demoniac Submarine grins at us, and a blithe girl Afloat on an ostrich's feathery back Waves at her parents while her brother begs For his turn.
After I was accused of all kinds of demoniac actions, including that I raped one of the MPs from Yanev's party, I expect to be declared next Friday a cannibal, a witch, or something worse," says Fidosova, who is the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Group of Bulgaria's ruling party GERB.
The south aisle has a window dedicated to the healing arts, Elisha healing the Syrian commander Naaman of leprosy, A Knight Hospitaler healing, and Christ healing the Gerasene demoniac. In small medallions under these large figures are Marie and Pierre Currie, William Roentgen, Sir William Harvey, Dr.
And the demoniac heroine practically forcedly thrusts a pistol as a present into the hands of Lovborg, who misses the point of what he's expected to do while she explains with a parting wish to have a beautiful death.
Louis explains, "the celebration of the chthonic deities, the repudiation of the transcendent, the perception of sex and violence as central in the development of religion." (6) It was this eroticized, mystical vision of the Greeks which, in part, helped to determine Swinburne's reputation as a "Demoniac youth." (7) Yet, as Anthony H.