He laughed, his eyes sparkling with a devilish thought.
As no one could curse Jesus except under the influence of a devilish afflatus, so none could say "Jesus is Lord" except he was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Mary smiled; a devilish twinkle in her eye.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks!
But how cast off all the superfluous, devilish burden of my outer man?
From Catholicism, which he very probably had no detailed knowledge of, he borrowed nothing, rejecting it as devilish error.
No prophet, it was declared, could speak in ecstasy, that was devilish; further, only false prophets accepted gifts.