Origin of exorcism
OTHER WORDS FROM exorcismex·or·cis·mal [ek-sawr-siz-muhl, ‐ser], /ˌɛk sɔrˈsɪz məl, ‐sər/, ex·or·ci·so·ry [ek-sawr-sahy-zuh-ree, ‐ser], /ˈɛk sɔrˈsaɪ zə ri, ‐sər/, ex·or·cis·ti·cal, ex·or·cis·tic, adjective
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How to use exorcism in a sentence
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.The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics - Issue 107: The Edge|Steve Paulson|September 22, 2021|Nautilus
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.After covering everything for 52 years, it’s time to see what I missed|Thomas M. Boswell|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
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.Pope Francis Gives Blessing to Exorcist Conference|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
Hence men have turned ever toward prayers, exorcism, and expiation, especially when exhorted thereto by the priests.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
He fumbled for his pitch-pipe, and arose with a confused intention of attempting a musical exorcism.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
In her case, the man beside her was her husband, to whose exorcism of her love from his life her heart had never assented.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
Exorcism, shackles, and the whip were the penalties rather than the curatives for mental maladies.Humanity's Gain from Unbelief|Charles Bradlaugh