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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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Example sentences from the Web for 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.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