exorcize exorcize

Definition(s):

  • (v) expel through adjuration or prayers

Usage(s):

  1. As the violence worsened, some argued that the only way to exorcize those demons would be to ditch the democratic process and hand the country back to a Saddam-style strongman.
  2. With shocked seriousness, Jarrell tries to exorcize the judgment that his fellow criminals have brought on themselves by singing of Man's inability to be other than he is.
  3. A neighbor woman, an ancient relic of the town's past, wages a moral and psychological battle to exorcize it, finally succeeds by dying herself.

News

  • Tom Mountain: Good morning, Vietnam veteran

    Vietnam. The lost war. A time and place that sears at our collective memory, like a bad dream that keeps recurring despite our best efforts to exorcize it.
    on November 8, 2013     Source: Newton Tab

Quotes

  1. "There's never been a social change made by a song, but that doesn't mean those issues haven't been helped by music. I write the songs I want, to exorcize the demons that plague my life," said Arjona, who has sold more than 12 million copies in...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Ricardo Arjona Source: VOY Music

  2. "I think we've done more than temporarily exorcize demons," said David Miliband, a Labor member of Parliament and before that one of Blair's chief domestic policy advisers.
    on May 3, 2005 By: David Miliband Source: Washington Post

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