This made Christian pause in the fight for a time, but Apollyon still came on, and Christian once more took heart.
Evidently this was a case of possession by Apollyon himself.
Now here Christian was worse put to it than in his fight with Apollyon, as in the story you shall see.
"I was not proposing to apply for your custom," said Apollyon meekly.
And with that Apollyon spread forth his dragon's wings, and sped him away, that Christian for a season saw him no more.
But he met with no other harm from Apollyon quite through this valley.
He was like a man who, having denied the existence of Apollyon, has come upon him face to face and has been burnt by his breath.
She had grappled with Isaac Pitman as with Apollyon and had not been worsted.
The master of the stalls again gasped forth the word 'Apollyon!'
It was the valley of the shadow of death, and his soul was at grips with Apollyon.
destroying angel of the bottomless pit (a name sometimes given to the Devil), late 14c., from present participle of Greek apollyein "to destroy utterly" (from apo- "from, away from" + olluein "to destroy"); a translation of Hebrew Abaddon (q.v.).