exorcism exorcism

Definition(s):

  • (n) freeing from evil spirits

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Archbishop of Calcutta says the nun underwent an exorcism during a hospital stay.
  2. A horror classic is back--and so is exorcism, an old rite getting new respect.
  3. By noon the spellers were facing tougher wordsesoteric, exorcism, codicil, etc.

News

  1. Toddler's Exorcism Death Part of Dark History

    A Virginia man was convicted earlier this week in the death of a 2-year-old who died during a 2011 exorcism. Eder Guzman-Rodriguez beat his daughter Jocelyn to death in an attempt to rid her of the demon he believed was inside her.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  2. New theater company opens in Provincetown with long-lost O'Neill script

    “The sooner all memory of it dies, the better pleased I’ll be,” wrote Eugene O’Neill about his autobiographical play “Exorcism,” which deals with his own attempted suicide. It’s a good thing then that the playwright is not around to see this long-forgotten work, written in 1919, resurrected in a staged reading this Saturday, June 8, by the Peregrine Theater Ensemble at the Art House in ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Provincetown Banner

Quotes

  1. "I heard from a parent about a child who was on K2," Shapiro said. "The child thought he was the devil and the kids were going to do an exorcism on him. It causes hallucinations and elevated heart rate, a whole slew of effects."
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Florence Shapiro Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. "I don't know whether he regards homosexuals as possessed by the devil and supports the exorcism of gay people, but someone ought to ask him. Boris should investigate the people who invite him before accepting their invitations. He should not attend...
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Peter Tatchell Source: Pink Paper

  3. "If a person is not violent I let them sit in this armchair, and I do the exorcism here," said Amorth, showing CBN the small room that he uses. "If they are violent I lay them down and if necessary I also tie them down."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Father Gabriele Amorth Source: Christian Post

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