incubus

[ in-kyuh-buh s, ing- ]SEE DEFINITION OF incubus

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I now began to despise my body—I almost hated it as an incubus!

Three times she strove to throw off the incubus, to speak, but in vain.

It relates that one night Incubus invaded a certain lady's bedroom.

But Incubus told her if she would so forsake him, he would be revenged upon her.

It has been an incubus of discouragement in all intellectual pursuits.

I uncoiled the hose from my shoulder and eased the incubus from my back.

I wriggled my back in order to discover, if I could, the nature of the incubus.

Remember that the Goodeniaceae have weighed like an incubus for years on my soul.

He even might be considered an incubus, for he had to be cared for in all ways.

Then, my dear Mrs. Berners, if this was not incubus, what do you suppose it to have been?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Late Latin (Augustine), from Latin incubo "nightmare, one who lies down on (the sleeper)," from incubare "to lie upon" (see incubate). Plural is incubi. In the Middle Ages their existence was recognized by law.

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