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  • While trying to make sense of the history of cell culture and the complicated ethical debate surrounding the use of human tissues in research, I'd be accused of conspiracy and slammed into a wall both physically and metaphorically, and I'd eventually find myself on the receiving end of something that looked a lot like an exorcism.†   (source)
  • It was as if she had been exorcised of her demons.†   (source)
  • Christians still practiced the supernatural craft of exorcism—an early practice of their faith that required the ability not only to cast out demons but to summon them.†   (source)
  • Or it may represent a breach of the truth (in a more traditional philosophical tradition) or a confrontation with terrors she has denied and can only exorcise by facing them.†   (source)
  • It was the Prayer of Exorcism from Deuteronomy.†   (source)
  • ON SOME LEVEL, Anderson saw coaching as a way to exorcise the regrets he felt over having quit his high school soccer team.†   (source)
  • You don't have to see Satan when he is exorcised.†   (source)
  • Maybe we should perform an exorcism.†   (source)
  • They demanded she exorcise the demon in her daughter.†   (source)
  • And from the way Hazel and Frank tried to help during the exorcism, she could tell they were brave, good people.†   (source)
  • William Friedkin, who would go on to direct The French Connection and The Exorcist, was a regular, as was the attorney Elmer Gertz (who was one of Nathan Leopold's attorneys) and some of the editors from Playboy, which was just up the street.†   (source)
  • And I had heard that Ultima could lift the curses laid by brujas, that she could exorcise the evil the witches planted in people to make them sick.†   (source)
  • It was the final act in a bitter exorcism through which she was attempting to come to terms with her new situation.†   (source)
  • Hearing "civilized" languages debase humans, watching cultural exorcisms debase literature, seeing oneself preserved in the amber of disqualifying metaphors—I can say that my narrative project is as difficult today as it was thirty years ago.†   (source)
  • Part of his routine was to visit other mainstream churches in town and exorcise evil spirits on their front steps.†   (source)
  • Exorcism.†   (source)
  • It was exorcising the evilness of pain.†   (source)
  • "I know things about people that would make your head spin around like you're in dire need of an exorcism," she said, "but if it's said in confidence, I keep it that way."†   (source)
  • At some point in the night, Miss Wren's gentle massage had turned into something resembling an interspecies pro-wrestling match crossed with an exorcism.†   (source)
  • The demon was exorcised.†   (source)
  • A sort of reverse exorcism that most scholars have forgotten.†   (source)
  • We washed the courtyard; we exorcised the house with smoke and red paper.†   (source)
  • I believe that by saying it 128 times each show, night after night, naming my shame, exorcising my secrets, revealing my longing, was how I came back into my self, into my body.†   (source)
  • Exorcise the ghosts.†   (source)
  • The Exorcism.†   (source)
  • A group of babalawos tried a panaldo, an exorcism, and thought they had trapped an evil spirit in the rooster they buried in a knotted cloth.†   (source)
  • Ambalangoda was the centre for devil dances and exorcism rites, but this charmed group was part of another lost world.†   (source)
  • Then I go onto the site itself and read the last post, written the day before the party—two opposite takes on the book Julie Plum, Girl Exorcist.†   (source)
  • She would have been exorcised to cast out the evil spirit, and if after many trials that did not work, she would have been burned as a witch for the good of the community.†   (source)
  • My stomach stirred with queasy sickishness; though a man of nonviolence, I was nearly overwhelmed by the impulse to rush upstairs, where, accompanied by the Water Music's sprightly bourree, I would somehow exorcise the golem by battering its brains out with a chair.†   (source)
  • In a span of forty-eight hours, I had been exorcised from Yamacraw Island.†   (source)
  • Sometimes up, sometimes down—and you'll remember one woman whose name we won't mention who affected me so carnivorously that I didn't dare come near you until I had exorcised her black soul!†   (source)
  • She has exorcised many of the demons of her tumultuous upbringing.
  • The demon which possessed him was exorcised at last, and with the completion of the work, for which all his life had been a painful preparation, rest descended on his remote and tortured soul.   (source)
  • Her dreams of the past night, being such cheerful ones, had exorcised the gloom,   (source)
  • Those words recalled me to myself, exorcised the evil spirit by the mere enchanting power of the voice.   (source)
  • Here was an opportunity for making himself face it, as he felt that he ought to; for, by this time, no doubt, it was only a sentimental ghost, better exorcised by ruthless exposure to such an eye as Mary's, than allowed to underlie all his actions and thoughts as had been the case ever since he first saw Katharine Hilbery pouring out tea.   (source)
  • If Saul could have had you for his David, the evil spirit would have been exorcised without the aid of the harp.   (source)
  • But no exorcism has been enough, nor has she tried very hard at it.†   (source)
  • "There had to be exorcism and stuff," he said.†   (source)
  • An exorcism would have been in order.†   (source)
  • nevertheless understood at that second the ancient obsession of the God-fearing for another kind of fear: the thrill of exorcism, the mindless whirl of Dervish possession, the puppet-dance ritual of Tarot, and the almost erotic surrender of sance, speaking in tongues, and Zen Gnostic trance.†   (source)
  • So maybe on some level tossing characters into the river is (a) wish fulfillment, (b) exorcism of primal fear, (c) exploration of the possible, and not just (d) a handy solution to messy plot difficulties.†   (source)
  • Or purchase, for a fee, some cheap brand of exorcism from a counselor with a fancy degree, who would sit them down and say, in one of many ways: "You're not the Sinners.†   (source)
  • Nothing would have saved my brother but exorcism, prayer, and fasting, men to hold him down while the devil raged in his body and tried to throw him about.†   (source)
  • The act was an exorcism of relief for Florentino Ariza, for when he put the violin back into its case and walked down the dead streets without looking back, he no longer felt that he was leaving the next morning but that he had gone away many years before with the irrevocable determination never to return.†   (source)
  • They were not arresting a man, they were exorcising fear.†   (source)
  • The bishop snapped his fingers and the exorcists came forward to escort Sol out.†   (source)
  • The exorcists waited just within the doors of the vestibule.†   (source)
  • The remaining exorcist stayed to show us out.†   (source)
  • Two exorcists came forward to fold his stool as the bishop stood.†   (source)
  • He noticed that the acolytes, exorcists, !†   (source)
  • The three other exorcists came to assist with the equally brawny lectors hovering nearby.†   (source)
  • And when Rebecca comes home and your house looks like the set of The Exorcist?†   (source)
  • She was a capable exorcist; she did not "long" ("mong" in Cantonese).†   (source)
  • He tried to assure himself that if this video were to leak out, the public would be open-minded and tolerant, realizing that all spiritual rituals included aspects that would seem frightening if taken out of context—crucifixion reenactments, Jewish circumcision rites, Mormon baptisms of the dead, Catholic exorcisms, Islamic niqab, shamanic trance healing, the Jewish Kaparot ceremony, even the eating of the figurative body and blood of Christ.†   (source)
  • I remembered that some were called exorcists and others lectors and there was some other category I forgot.†   (source)
  • Exorcists and lectors appeared in the doorway, their black robes with red trim an ominous echo of the bishop.†   (source)
  • They were all there in the darkness, hundreds of the priests and acolytes and exorcists and ostiaries and worshipers...and as one voice they began to chant, there in that red dimness under the revolving sculpture of the Shrike, and their voices echoed in Gothic vaults.†   (source)
  • As willing to feel pain as to give pain, to feel pleasure as to give pleasure, hers was an experimental life—ever since her mother's remarks sent her flying up those stairs, ever since her one major feeling of responsibility had been exorcised on the bank of a river with a closed place in the middle.†   (source)
  • Even the holy priest at El Puerto had been asked to exorcise el encanto, the curse, and he had failed.†   (source)
  • She had made this sudden discovery with the clarity of a revelation when, trailing her endless bridal train behind her, she had entered the vast salon of the Social Club, where the air was thin with the mingled scent of so many flowers, the brilliance of the waltzes, the tumult of perspiring men and tremulous women who looked at her not knowing how they were going to exorcise the dazzling menace that had come to them from the outside world.†   (source)
  • When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient.... His diademe of dyamans droppede adoun; His weyes were a-wayward wroliche wrout; Tynt was his tresor, tente, tour, & toun.†   (source)
  • Or she'd been a witch before and he had exorcised her demon, had brought her gaze down from grand visions of sex and subtle wit to the bare earth where he stood.†   (source)
  • Doubtless I should have said something, but remembering all that Larry had told me, simply could not speak, and so I walked slowly back in the dark to Mrs. Zimmerman's, listening to Nathan's loony embroidery on tissue and cell cultivation, pausing once to whack Sophie on the back to exorcise her tipsy hiccups, but all the while remaining utterly without words as my heart filled up with pity and dread ... Even these many years later it would be pleasant to report that my stay in Rockland County brought me some sort of compensating release from my worries over Nathan and Sophie.†   (source)
  • The two close friends greeted each other affectionately, and, with a firm friendly laying on of hands, gave each to each the Christian aid of a benevolent exorcism.†   (source)
  • 'I began my exorcism with a heavy heart, with a sort of sullen anger in it too.†   (source)
  • He fumbled for his pitch-pipe, and arose with a confused intention of attempting a musical exorcism.†   (source)
  • He called up all the resources of heathenism to aid,—exorcism and witch-craft, the mysterious Obi worship with its barbarious rites, spells, and blood-sacrifice even, now and then, of human victims.†   (source)
  • I positively hoped to obtain from that battered and shady invalid some exorcism against the ghost of doubt.†   (source)
  • Let the exorcism begin.†   (source)
  • No angel or archangel in heaven, no saint, not even the Blessed Virgin herself, has the power of a priest of God: the power of the keys, the power to bind and to loose from sin, the power of exorcism, the power to cast out from the creatures of God the evil spirits that have power over them; the power, the authority, to make the great God of Heaven come down upon the altar and take the form of bread and wine.†   (source)
  • Still Naab's influence exorcised even that one sad thought; and he flung it from him in resentment.†   (source)
  • the potent word that exorcises from the house of life the haunting shadow of fate.†   (source)
  • Now, to undisguise thee,
    Hear me exorcise thee!†   (source)
  • 'Huneefa she makes them for two rupees twelve annas with—oh, all sorts of exorcisms.†   (source)
  • She had learned, in her long vigils, that there were certain things not good to think of, certain midnight images that must at any cost be exorcised—and one of these was the image of herself as Rosedale's wife.†   (source)
  • My belief—and of course I was listening carefully, in hope you would make some slip—my belief is that poor McBryde exorcised you.†   (source)
  • Exorcise in that sense.†   (source)
  • The young scholastic, having received the four minor orders—doorkeeper, acolyte, lector, and exorcist—and having sworn his "simple" vows, admitting him at last into the Society, now departed for the Jesuit college at Falkenburg in Holland to begin his theological studies.†   (source)
  • And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.†   (source)
  • Her dreams of the past night, being such cheerful ones, had exorcised the gloom, and now haunted the chamber in its stead.†   (source)
  • Nothing like "taking" a few bushes and ditches for exorcising a demon; and it is really astonishing that the Centaurs, with their immense advantages in this way, have left so bad a reputation in history.†   (source)
  • Monseigneur the archbishop interested himself in the child of Egypt, exorcised it, blessed it, removed the devil carefully from its body, and sent it to Paris, to be exposed on the wooden bed at Notre-Dame, as a foundling.†   (source)
  • The words shall scarce have left thy lips, ere thou wilt either be an hundred feet under ground, in the dungeon of the Preceptory, to abide trial as a recreant knight; or, if his opinion holds concerning thy possession, thou wilt be enjoying straw, darkness, and chains, in some distant convent cell, stunned with exorcisms, and drenched with holy water, to expel the foul fiend which hath obtained dominion over thee.†   (source)
  • In proportion as they redoubled the exorcisms he redoubled the temptations; so that day and night the bell was ringing full swing, announcing the extreme desire for mortification which the penitent experienced.†   (source)
  • If Saul could have had you for his David, the evil spirit would have been exorcised without the aid of the harp.†   (source)
  • All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile the procurator had exclaimed: "If the demon which possesses this goat, and which has resisted all exorcisms, persists in its deeds of witchcraft, if it alarms the court with them, we warn it that we shall be forced to put in requisition against it the gallows or the stake.†   (source)
  • Belleforet, Father Le Juge, and Corrozet affirm that it was picked up on the morrow, with great pomp, by the clergy of the quarter, and borne to the treasury of the church of Saint Opportune, where the sacristan, even as late as 1789, earned a tolerably handsome revenue out of the great miracle of the Statue of the Virgin at the corner of the Rue Mauconseil, which had, by its mere presence, on the memorable night between the sixth and seventh of January, 1482, exorcised the defunct Eustache Moubon, who, in order to play a trick on the devil, had at his death maliciously concealed his soul in his straw pallet.†   (source)
  • Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up
    My mortified spirit.   (source)
    exorcist = someone who confronts and drives away evil spirits that reside in another
  • He made the sign of the Cross over me, in farewell or possibly as an exorcism of filth, and left in a swirl of brown skirts.†   (source)
  • BLOOM: (In Svengali's fur overcoat, with folded arms and Napoleonic forelock, frowns in ventriloquial exorcism with piercing eagle glance towards the door.†   (source)
  • Daemonology And Exorcism   (source)
  • And eventually, perhaps, exorcize the memories that haunted them.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a non-common spelling. Typically the word is spelled exorcise.
  • Mae laughed to herself, thinking of exorcizing that fat idiot from her life.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a non-common spelling. Typically the word is spelled exorcising.
  • It seemed that in their bitterness towards those unfortunate little ones, they were somehow exorcizing their own fearful background.†   (source)
  • If they were silent, you touched them often in passing, and watched for the unguarded moment, when you might draw them outside of themselves and hold them while they exorcised their demons.†   (source)
  • Is there no exorcist Beguiles the truer office of mine eyes?†   (source)
  • I will go and fetch a priest this minute to exorcise him.'†   (source)
  • The Manner Of Consecrations In The Scripture, Was Without Exorcisms   (source)
  • At first I feared that my secret passion Might be a tricky trap laid by Satan, And I even resolved to flee from your eyes As if you were something to exorcise.†   (source)
  • We read not that St. John did Exorcise the Water of Jordan; nor Philip the Water of the river wherein he baptized the Eunuch; nor that any Pastor in the time of the Apostles, did take his spittle, and put it to the nose of the person to be Baptized, and say, "In odorem suavitatis," that is, "for a sweet savour unto the Lord;" wherein neither the Ceremony of Spittle, for the uncleannesse; nor the application of that Scripture for the levity, can by any authority of man be justified.†   (source)
  • he anointed them with the Oyle which God had commanded to bee made for that purpose; and they were holy; There was nothing Exorcised, to drive away Phantasmes.†   (source)
  • The same Moses (the civill Soveraigne of Israel) when he consecrated Aaron (the High Priest,) and his Sons, did wash them with Water, (not Exorcised water,) put their Garments upon them, and anointed them with Oyle; and they were sanctified, to minister unto the Lord in the Priests office; which was a simple and decent cleansing, and adorning them, before hee presented them to God, to be his servants.†   (source)
  • Here was no Procession; the King stood still in his first place; no Exorcised Water; no Asperges Me, nor other impertinent application of words spoken upon another occasion; but a decent, and rationall speech, and such as in making to God a present of his new built House, was most conformable to the occasion.†   (source)
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