the chief evil spirit; the great adversary of humanity; the devil.
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- Satan , satin
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How to use Satan in a sentence
Because when Satan wants to extinguish a light, he will stop at nothing.
And so, the horned god became Satan—and others in his demonic retinue.
Some historians say that the Christian church gave Satan horns to demonize the Wiccan faith.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Context: Rumored to be the last words of the French enlightenment writer, when a priest asked him to renounce Satan.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words | Marlow Stern | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Besides, among most Satan-fearing Christians, things like confirmation and proof are overrated.
Iran will be strengthened in the region by virtue of the mere fact that it was able to bring the Great Satan to the table.Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014 | Michael Tomasky | December 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the resolution to abandon Satan and his cause enters into the covenant engagement.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
That will do, interrupted Satan, taking the violin from the little man, who bowed low and ceremoniously took his departure.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
If he has painted vice and shown Satan in all his pomp, it is without the least complacence in the task.Charles Baudelaire, His Life | Thophile Gautier
I am certain that he is one of those devils who war against mankind, endowed by their Prince Satan with superhuman power.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
"He would make Satan stand up and take off his hat, if he paid Hades a visit," said Mrs. Tynan admiringly.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for Satan
the devil, adversary of God, and tempter of mankind: sometimes identified with Lucifer (Luke 4:5–8)
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Cultural definitions for Satan
The devil. In the Bible (see also Bible), Satan is identified with the tempter who encourages the fall of Adam and Eve; he is the accuser who torments Job in the hope that he will curse God; the one who offers Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus will worship him (see Get thee behind me, Satan); and the evil one who puts betrayal in the heart of Judas. Satan will one day be confined in hell, but until then he is free to roam the Earth.
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