- But there is simply no credible evidence to suggest the boy was possessed by demons or evil spirits.
- Tibetans treat the blind as outcasts because they believe they are possessed by demons or have committed evil in a prior life.
- In Tartini's time, the Devil personified the spirit of evil, a demon, the ruler of Hell, and the chief adversary of God.
- No, they are not animals, they are evil demons who hide under the cloak of kindness and normality while they hatch their plots.
- Why did he go from nearly human to cruel demon in a heartbeat?
- Three, I'm a sadistic demon that delights in your emotional pain.
- Our first tests of the company's new speed demon show some impressive performance gains.
- Remember those occasions when he would have made batting easy for his partners by taking on the demon bowlers all by himself.
- Cotton might not be the demon fabric that performance apparel manufacturers say it is, but I'm going to keep my Under Armour shirt.
The Greek word daimōn is the root of demon. In ancient Greece a demon or daemon was a divine or supernatural being somewhere between gods and humans, or an attendant spirit or inspiring force, a sense picked up by Philip Pullman in his His Dark Materials books. These demons were not evil; these did not appear until the writing of the Septuagint, a Greek version of the Hebrew Bible, in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc. In Australia and New Zealand demon is a word for a police officer. This could be from Van Dieman's Land, an early name for Tasmania, or from dee, an old slang term for a detective, and man. Either way, the criminals who first used it probably considered the usual sense of demon to be appropriate. See also devil
like a demon
- In a very forceful, fierce, or skillful way: he worked like a demonMore example sentences
- We had our excuses - Papa watched TV late and loud and snored like a demon and my reading lamp bothered Mother.
- Toby in front of me was rowing like a demon, his competitiveness harnessed and proving very effective and Wheelie kept bellowing and keeping us focused.
- After all, he scored the first goal, made the third and defended like a demon for the two periods of extra-time.
Words that rhyme with demoncacodemon, daemon, Freeman, freemen, Philemon, Riemann, Schliemann, seaman, seamen, semen
Entry from British & World English dictionary
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