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noun as in expelling evil spirits

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If you’re getting down to the chiming exorcism of Concrete Blonde’s “Joey,” you won’t even need to mess with the equalizer.

So it’s probably more effective to go through this kind of ritual, which sounds like an exorcism, rather than going into a hospital to be treated by a doctor.

That was the best sporting event I’ve ever experienced because you didn’t just observe it, you traveled with it for four days in two cities over four games as the thing built into a national exorcism.

There, the pastor, who was also a psychologist, performed exorcisms to combat his homosexuality and charged his mother for these services.

Father Vicenzo Taraborelli in Rome is an exorcist with set office hours and dedicated phone lines to take exorcism appointments.

The music sometimes sounding like the exorcism of a multitude of demons, each one of whom was mightily resisting his expulsion.

It was identified as an ancient exorcism technique that indicated she had been suspected of supernatural powers.

Necrobutcher (né Jørn Stubberud,) of the Norwegian black metal band, Mayhem met with Larson for an exorcism.

The cost of a one-hour exorcism session: a $295 “suggested donation.”

Are the miseries of continued possession less horrible than the struggles of the tremendous exorcism?

Hence men have turned ever toward prayers, exorcism, and expiation, especially when exhorted thereto by the priests.

He fumbled for his pitch-pipe, and arose with a confused intention of attempting a musical exorcism.

In her case, the man beside her was her husband, to whose exorcism of her love from his life her heart had never assented.

Exorcism, shackles, and the whip were the penalties rather than the curatives for mental maladies.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to exorcism, such as: purification, ceremony, ejection, expulsion, ritual, and casting out.

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