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Bags as high as half a man, great chunks of the stuff that burn to the devil’s specs, cook an entire nation’s food and consume forests.

From Ozy

As for whether the solution makes sense, well, the devil will be in the detail.

From Fortune

I had no control and I was just spiraling downward and he was just the devil at the bottom waiting for me.

However, when it comes to SEO, the devil isn’t in the details or yet another little known keyword targeting and overall research technique you’ve dugout.

For publishers, the devil is in the shadowy detailsExperts warn that shadier vendors will often tuck unfavorable terms into contracts.

From Digiday

Wiseman as Samuel is alternately Devil-child and a cute young kid.

The West would be wise to think of Putin as the devil it knows.

Can we imagine Stephen Vincent Benet writing The Devil and Barbara Boxer?

For both the possessed and the priest-practitioner, driving out the devil can be dangerous to mind, body and spirit.

He says certain books, and even scary Halloween horror movies, tempt people to the devil.

Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.

He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.

I cannot believe that a good God would create or tolerate a Devil, nor that he would allow the Devil to tempt man.

As the devil never wanted insinuators, I shall observe, that I learned a way how to make a man dream of what I pleased.

One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devil, such as: adversary, beelzebub, dastard, djinn, fiend, and genie.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.