exorcise exorcise

Definition(s):

  • (v) expel through adjuration or prayers

Usage(s):

  • They have ruined their country to preserve their might and exorcise the demons loose in their heads.

News

  • Riot, you’ll like it: Embracing “The Purge”

    Like all Americans, I had a choice this weekend as to how I was going to exorcise my lingering socioeconomic malaise. And like most Americans, I opted for “slaughter of the innocent” over “creative retraining.” At this point, it looks as if the weekend box office will be won by The Purge, the “speculative thriller” in which a near-future America ensures peace and prosperity by allowing its ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

Quotes

  1. Gates has urged calm, in the wake of the brief Russia-Georgia war that enraged Europe and the US A Russia expert who formerly led the CIA, Gates said Moscow is not seeking global dominance, but instead is looking to "exorcise past humiliations"...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

  2. "We were able to exorcise some demons that have been lingering the last three years," Stoops said.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Bob Stoops Source: Monterey County Herald

  3. "When you sign on with the Mets, you sign on with being a part of what happened last year," manager Jerry Manuel said. "We have to exorcise those demons at some point, there's no question. Some big ones, too."
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Jerry Manuel Source: USA Today

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