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  • His eyes twinkled with the very devil.

  • Like the choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  • "He used to be the devil but he found God," said the spokesman.

  • The service lasted just under an hour and consisted mostly of Reverend Humphries preaching against giving in to the devil's temptation for wicked bodily desires.

  • She didn't look at him, afraid of finding the devil himself in front of her.

  • The devil left, and an angry Talon hauled her up, sinking his teeth into her arm again.

  • She'd do anything for him, even if the devil took her soul!

  • She felt the poison in Talon's blood, but whatever poison ran in the devil's body was inseparable from him.

  • He could have told her he was the devil and that he now owned her soul, and she would have stayed there, wondering if he'd kiss her.

  • Oh, and the devil.

  • Dusty can definitely kill the devil.

  • This guy was the devil.

  • "You were right on about meeting the devil himself," Jenn answered.

  • The devil was with him.

  • "He can't enter," he said harshly, angry gaze on the devil.

  • "They'll come to me, my friend," the devil replied with a small smile.

  • The devil's smile grew as his cold eyes took all of them and settled on Bianca's necklace.

  • "Stay where you are, Darian," the devil replied, gazing at the blonde.

  • Before the blonde could run, the devil snatched her.

  • "Now for you," the devil said, facing Bianca.

  • "Now, you have a choice to make," the devil said with a calm smile.

  • Bianca looked fearfully at the pregnant blonde, whose blood already soaked her clothing, then at the waiting devil beside her.

  • The devil's cold dark eyes flared and turned black.

  • The devil reached over to Darian, placing a hand on his red forehead.

  • "Get outta the car," the devil ordered.

  • "Don't ever call me that," the devil snarled.

  • The devil looked around.

  • Though his eyes were still dark, the devil appeared calm.

  • He paused and then snatched her arm, following the devil as he walked down a sidewalk full of frozen figures.

  • She shuddered to her core at the evil peering through his gaze, feeling very much like the devil was offering her a deal without telling her the price.

  • She had no choice but to trust the devil.

  • She put her hair down to hide the mark, horrified by the idea of belonging to the devil.

  • The same instincts that warned her against the last deal with him told her she'd never win any bet with the devil I'll give you the terms first this time.

  • Am I so bad that I end up married to the devil?

  • She slept with the devil.

  • Her heart slammed into her chest at the thought of confronting the devil.

  • In a deal with her mate, who just happened to be the devil.

  • It wasn't the first time she'd heard such a thing, but it sounded far worse coming from the devil than it had Wynn.

  • With his hair mussed and his youthful features, he didn't look like the devil she knew him to be.

  • Speak of the devil.

  • She was effectively trapped in Hell with the devil for eternity.

  • He didn't have the pointed teeth of a demon, which she hoped was indication enough she wasn't about to make a deal with the devil.

  • Her courage almost gave out at the idea of walking into the devil's personal hangout.

  • Met the devil himself and decided I'd had enough of this shit.

  • "If it is some form of code, it must have been the devil to write," Dean said but before his wife could answer, there was a noise on the stairs.

  • Shipton is a devil.

  • But give the devil his due, he paid his way.

  • He quirked a brow, and the dark eyes twinkled with the very devil.

  • A similar scene flashed before Kris.  One from long ago, when another blond woman had fallen to the devil that was his brother.

  • How the devil do I know who?

  • She wanted to know what the devil was going on.

  • Katie raised a dark brow, her eyes twinkling with the very devil.

  • Taran accepted, never believing anything could make him ally with the devil he meant to kill.

  • His eyes twinkled with the very devil, but his expression and tone were incredulous.

  • The name "flock" is given to a material formed of wool or cotton refuse, or of shreds of old woollen or cotton rags, torn by a machine known as a "devil."

  • The chief names in this advanced theology connected with Cartesian doctrines are Ludwig Meyer, the friend and editor of Spinoza, author of a work termed Philosophia scripturae interpres (1666); Balthasar Bekker, whose World Bewitched helped to discredit the superstitious fancies about the devil; and Spinoza, whose Tractatus theologico-politicus is in some respects the classical type of rational criticism up to the present day.

  • - Front View of Skull of the Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus ursinus) to exhibit polyprotodont type of dentition.

  • Luther contemptuously dismissed him as a "devil's mouth."

  • On the Scheldt, near the Place Laurent, is the Geerard-duivelsteen (château of Gerard the Devil), a 13th-century tower formerly belonging to one of the patrician families, now restored and used as the office of the provincial records.

  • East and west of the mountain and a little in advance of it are lesser hills, the Devil's Peak (3300 ft.) being to the east and Lion's Head (2100 ft.) to the west.

  • Clemens accuses Basilides of a deification of the Devil (Oast etv Ten) 8c&f30Xov), and regards as his two dogmas that of the Devil and that of the transmigration of souls (Strom.

  • Tipperary, Ireland, pleasantly situated on undulating ground connecting the Devil's Bit and the Slieve Bloom mountains.

  • He died on the 15th of May 913, one tradition saying he was struck by lightning, and another that he was thrown alive by the devil into the crater of Mount Etna.

  • His best known work was Die Betooverde Wereld (1691), or The World Bewitched (1695; one volume of an English translation from a French copy), in which he examined critically the phenomena generally ascribed to spiritual agency, and attacked the belief in sorcery and "possession" by the devil, whose very existence he questioned.

  • Into these regions descended Hibil the brilliant, in the power of Mana rabba, just as in the Manichaean mythology the "primal man," armed with the elements of the king of light, descends to a contest with the primal devil.

  • From the fourth vestibule he brought the female devil Ruha, daughter of Kin, and set her over the whole four.

  • At the end of the world the devil Ur will swallow up the earth and the other intermediate higher worlds, and thereupon will burst and fall into the abyss of darkness where, along with all the worlds and powers of darkness, he will ultimately cease to be, so that thenceforward the universe will consist of but one everlasting world of light.

  • The familiar, who is sometimes replaced by the devil, commonly figured in witchcraft trials; and a statute of James I.

  • In the vicinity is a cliff or ridge of rock called Teufelsmauer (Devil's wall), from which fine views are obtained across the plain and into the deep gorges of the Harz Mountains.

  • After Christ has appeared from heaven in the guise of a warrior, and vanquished the antichristian world-power, the wisdom of the world and the devil, those who have remained steadfast in the time of the last catastrophe, and have given up their lives for their faith, shall be raised up, and shall reign with Christ on this earth as a royal priesthood for one thousand years.

  • 23 f.) that God created man for immortality (that is, apparently, on earth) and made him an image of his own being, but through the envy of the devil death came into the world, yet (iii.

  • is, for the first time in literature, identified with the devil ("Diabolos," ii.

  • 24)to the devil (the serpent of Gen.

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  • He was the bastard son of Robert the Devil, duke of Normandy, by Arletta, the daughter of a tanner at Falaise.

  • Ordericus Vitalis improves this legend by details of an interview with the devil, who prophesied Gerbert's threefold elevation in the famous line that Gerbert's contemporaries attributed to the pope himself: Transit in R.

  • A few years later William of Malmesbury adds a love adventure at Cordova, a compact with the devil, the story of a speaking statue that foretold Gerbert's death at Jerusalem - a prophecy fulfilled, somewhat as in the case of Henry IV.

  • Similarly the Armenian writer Gregory Magistros (c. 1040) accuses the Thonraki of teaching that "Moses saw not God, but the devil," and infers thence that they held Satan to be creator of heaven and earth, as well as of mankind.

  • The monkish garb was revealed by Satan to Peter at the baptism, when it was the devil, the ruler of this world, who, so costumed, leaned forward and said, This is my beloved son.

  • (5) Christ when about to be baptized, was not first made to turn to the west and renounce the devil and blow upon him, nor again to turn to the east and make a compact with God.

  • In the cave the saint held his famous colloquy with the devil, in which Satan was worsted and contemptuously dismissed.

  • At the Mermaid Ben Jonson had such companions as Shakespeare, Raleigh, Beaumont, Fletcher, Carew, Donne, Cotton and Selden, but at the Devil in Fleet Street, where he started the Apollo Club, he was omnipotent.

  • The phrase, "devil's advocate," has by an easy transference come to be used of any one who puts himself up, or is put up, for the sake of promoting debate, to argue a case in which he does not necessarily believe.

  • The latter commemorates, according to tradition, the fowl which was the first living being to cross the bridge and thus fell a prey to the devil, who in hope of a nobler victim had sold his assistance to the architect.

  • That evils are to be shunned, because they are of the devil and from the devil.

  • The form Drakul - devil - by which this line is known in history is no doubt a nickname given by the rival line.

  • To 1726 also belongs The Political History of the Devil.

  • Bohn's "British Classics" includes the novels (except the third part of Robinson Crusoe), The History of the Devil, The Storm, and a few political pamphlets, also the undoubtedly spurious Mother Ross.

  • To the beginning of the 13th century the popular superstitions regarding sorcery, witchcraft and compacts with the devil were condemned by the ecclesiastical authorities as heathenish, sinful and heretical.

  • to a parishioner who denied the personality of the devil.

  • It was maintained at the bar that the denial of the most fundamental doctrines of Christianity would not be a lawful cause for such rejection, but the judgment only queries whether a denial of the personality of the devil or eternal punishment is consistent with membership of the church.

  • The process was usually explained as the result of the action of a spirit, angel or devil, and many unessential formulae, invocations, "calls," written charms with cabbalistic signs, and fumigations, were employed.

  • It is a good-humoured satire upon marriage, the devil being forced to admit that hell itself is preferable to his wife's company.

  • For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.

  • After he had undergone the ceremony of degradation with all the childish formalities usual on such occasions, his soul was formally consigned by all those present to the devil, while he himself with clasped hands and uplifted eyes reverently committed it to Christ.

  • high, which projects but slightly seawards, is the Devil's Peak, that to the west the Lion's Head (over 2000 ft.

  • On the west they extend about 3 m., by Green Point to Sea Point, between the sea and the foot of the Lion's Rump; on the east they run round the foot of the Devil's Peak, by Woodstock, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, &c., to Wynberg, a distance of 7 m.

  • The government was frankly theocratic. Said Winthrop (1637): " We see not that any should have authority to set up any other exercises besides what authority bath already set up "; and a synod at Cambridge in 1637 catalogued eighty-two " opinions, some blasphemous, others erroneous and all unsafe," besides nine " unwholesome expressions," all of which were consigned " to the devil of hell from whence they came."

  • Thus they regard the devil as the creative agent of the Supreme God, a reinstated fallen angel who is the author of evil.

  • But in Tobit we find Asmodaeus the evil demon, TO 7rovrlpov Sac,uoviov, who strangles Sarah's husbands, and also a general reference to " a devil or evil spirit," 77/€144,a.

  • 21); " ye are from your father the devil " (viii.

  • I, 4) death is traced to the envy of the devil, still implying an exalted view of Adam.

  • 2) the "great dragon," who persecuted the woman "clothed with the sun," is identified with "the old serpent, that is called the Devil and Satan."

  • From Devil's Point, a sharp promontory on the north bank - up to which place the water is salt - the river widens considerably and enters the Atlantic, in about 132° N.

  • He is, however, also the devil, as the age of the Reformation conceived him: a fallen angel who has not forgotten the splendour of his first estate, and who pictures to Faust the glories of heaven, in order to accentuate the horrors of the hell to which he triumphantly drags him.

  • He is also identified with the devil; thus, in accordance with old German tradition, he is dressed as a nobleman (ein edler Junker), all in red, with a little cape of stiff silk, a cock's feather in his hat, and a long pointed sword; at the witches' Sabbath on the Brocken he is hailed as "the knight with the horse's hoof," and Sybel in Auerbach's Keller is not too drunk not to notice that he limps.

  • 3 He is, in short, not the devil of Christian orthodoxy, a spirit conscious of the good against which he is in revolt, but akin to the Evil Principle of the older dualistic systems, with their conception of the eternal antagonism between good and evil, light and darkness, creation and destruction.

  • To him salvation bears a double aspect, involving both release from the control of the devil and the transformation of man's nature by the indwelling of the Divine.

  • In fact, the Persian religion throughout all its multitude of purifications, observances and expiations was a constant warfare against impurity, death and the devil.

  • At a subsequent confederation, held at Lublin in June, Zebrzydowski was reinforced by another great nobleman, Stanislaus Stadnicki, called the Devil, who "had more crimes on his conscience than hairs on his head," and was in the habit of cropping the ears and noses of small squires and chaining his serfs to the walls of his underground dungeons for months at a time.

  • Micas and other platy minerals (such as chlorite), which naturally grow most rapidly on their edges, would show this tendency best, and such minerals usually form a large part of the best slates; but even Sketch (by Du Noyer) of a block of variegated slate from Devil's Glen, Co.

  • "An Englishman Italianate," ran the current jingle, "is a devil incarnate," and Elizabeth was well versed in Italian scholarship and statecraft.

  • On the Lednock are the falls of the Devil's Cauldron and on the Turret and its feeders several graceful cascades.

  • According to Daub (Judas Ischariot, oder Betrachtungen Tiber das Bose im Verhaltniss zum Guten, 1816, 1818) Judas was "an incarnation of the devil," to whom "mercy and blessedness are alike impossible."

  • After a preliminary examination of all possible different attempts at a solution of the problem of evil, the attempt is here made to represent the devil as an instrument of God.

  • Christ and the devil are the two hands of God, Christ the right hand, and the devil the left, the devil having power over this world-epoch and Christ over the next.

  • The devil here assumes very much the characteristics of the punishing and just God of the Old Testament, and the prospect is even held out of his ultimate pardon.

  • Her mother, Agatha Southill, was a reputed witch, and Ursula from her infancy was regarded by the neighbours as "the Devil's child."

  • Shortly after his marriage Eric issued a circular ordering a general thanksgiving for his delivery from the assaults of the devil.

  • But if the first human beings thus stood entirely under the dominion of the devil, the glorious spirits took them under their care from the very outset, sending aeons down to them (including Jesus), who instructed them regarding their nature, and in particular warned Adam against sensuality.

  • The religion which had proceeded from the historical Jesus he repudiated together with its founder, and Catholicism as well as Judaism he looked upon as a religion of the devil.

  • So may the Devil I Respite their souls from Heaven!"; Hellas, 657, "Bask in the [deep] blue noon divine"; Julian and Maddalo, 218, where "Moans, shrieks, and curses, and blaspheming prayers" is absent in the earlier editions though required for the rhyme; so lines 299-301 of the Letter to Maria Gisborne.

  • But when Christ opened to me how He was tempted by the same devil, and overcame him and bruised his head, and that through Him, and His power, light, grace and spirit, I should overcome also, I had confidence in Him; so He it was that opened to me, when I was shut up and had no hope nor faith.

  • Perhaps this, as well as his meddling with astrology, caused him to be charged with practising magic, the particular accusations being that he brought back into his purse, by the aid of the devil, all the money he paid away, and that he possessed the philosopher's stone.

  • Redemption was thought of as still future, as the power of the devil had not been broken but rather increased by the First Advent, and the Second Advent was necessary to his complete overthrow.

  • Origen taught that a germ of the spiritual body is in the present body, and its development depends on the character, that perfect bliss is reached only by stages, that the evil are purified by pain, conscience being symbolized by fire, and that all, even the devil himself, will at last be saved.

  • The place is a centre for artists, geologists and botanists, for the ascent of Snowdon, Moel Siabod, Glydyr Fawr, Glydyr Fach, Tryfan, &c., and for visiting Llyn Ogwen, Llyn Idwal, Twll du (Devil's Kitchen), Nant Ffrancon and the Penrhyn quarries.

  • Even Zamoyski who had placed him on the throne complained that the king was possessed by a dumb devil.

  • south of Muscat the port of Kuryat is again connected with the inland valleys by the wadi Hail, leading to the gorges of the wadi Thaika or "Devil's Gap."

  • In the vicinity are Devil's Lake (3 m.

  • He was at liberty, after thirty years of anxiety and drudgery, to indulge his constitutional indolence, to lie in bed till two in the afternoon, and to sit up talking till four in the morning, without fearing either the printer's devil or the sheriff's officer.

  • The promoter of the faith, popularly called the "devil's advocate" (advocates diaboli), is the defendant, whose official duty is to point out to the tribunal the weak points of the case.

  • (including the qualified dualism of the two kingdoms - the present one of the devil, and the future one of the angelic Christ - which appears also in the Periodoi, cf.

  • Their summits are open and covered with heath but their flanks and the lower ground are magnificently wooded The hills are deeply scored by steep and picturesque valleys, o which the most remarkable is the Devil's Punch Bowl, a hollo of regular form on the west flank of Hindhead.

  • They believe in a better life hereafter, but have no idea of a hell or a devil, their evil spirits only tormenting them in the present state.

  • the traditional documents of the church as mortal sin, became the unwilling instruments for the propagation of what they regarded as works of the devil.

  • The mannerisms and grotesque exaggerations of his writings annoyed persons of refinement, and suggest Matthew Arnold's advice to flee " Carlylese " as you would flee the devil.

  • Other detached tracts cover a considerable space in Annandale, one of them ascending the deep defile, known as the Devil's Beef Tub, at the head of that valley.

  • Mayflies and dragon-flies danced in the sunlight; lizards darted across the paths; and legions of spiders pervaded the grass, many very beautiful - frosted - silver backs, or curious, like the saltigrades, who took a few steps and then gave a leap. There were crickets in infinite numbers; and flies innumerable, from slim daddy-long-legs to ponderous, black, hairy fellows known to science as Dejeaniae; hymenopterous insects in profusion, including our old friend the bishop of Ambato (possibly Dielis), in company with another formidable stinger, with chrome antennae, called by the natives ` the Devil '; and occasional Phasmas (caballo de palo) crawling painfully about, like animated twigs."

  • The roots of this eschatological fancy are to be sought perhaps still deeper in a purely mythological and speculative expectation of a battle at the end of days between God and the devil, which has no reference whatever to historical occurrences.

  • Thus the opposition between God and the devil already plays a part in the Jewish groundwork of the Testaments of the Patriarchs, which was perhaps composed at the end of the period of the Maccabees.

  • In this the name of the devil appears, besides the usual form (v aravas, &aj30Xos), especially as Belial (Beliar, probably, from Ps.

  • 1): "And then will God's rule be made manifest over all his creatures, then will the devil have an end" (cf.

  • This conception of the strife of God with the devil was further interwoven, before its introduction into the Antichrist myth, with another idea of different origin, namely, the myth derived from the Babylonian religion, of the battle of the supreme God (Marduk) with the dragon of chaos (Tiamat), originally a myth of the origin of things which, later perhaps, was changed into an eschatological one, again under Iranian influence?

  • Thus it comes that the devil, the opponent of God, appears in the end often also in the form of a terrible dragonmonster; this appears most clearly in Rev. xii.

  • Now it is possible that the whole conception of Antichrist has its final roots in this already complicated myth, that the form of the mighty adversary of God is but the equivalent in human form of the devil or of the dragon of chaos.

  • Finally, it must be mentioned that Antichrist receives, at least in the later sources, the name originally proper to the devil himself.3 From the Jews, Christianity took over the idea.

  • xiii.), which rises from the sea at the summons of the devil, be interpreted as the Roman empire, and, specially, as any particular Roman ruler, yet the original form of the malevolent tyrant of the latter time is completely preserved.

  • In Church history a sect founded by Patricius (c. 387), teacher of Symmachus the Marcionite, are known as the Patricians; they believed that all flesh was made by the devil.

  • The pieces which followed are: The Man of Destiny (written in 1895, played at Croydon in 1897 by Mr Murray Carson), a Napoleonic drama, which was revived at New York by Arnold Daly in 1904; You Never Can Tell (written in 1896, produced at the Strand Theatre in 1900), a farcical comedy; The Devil's Disciple (produced at New York by Richard Mansfield in 1897, and in London in 1899), the scene of which is laid in the War of American Independence, Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) and Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1898) - printed as Three Plays for Puritans (1900); The Admirable Bashville (Stage Society,' Imperial Theatre, 1903), a dramatization of Cashel Byron's Profession.

  • About half a mile to the west of Boroughbridge there are three upright stones called the Devil's Arrows, which are of uncertain origin but probably of the Celtic period.

  • On the question of the Atonement he regards the death of Christ as a sacrifice offered to God and not a ransom paid to the devil.

  • Miltitz received the "golden rose" to give to Frederick, and was furnished with several letters in all of which the pope spoke of Luther as a "child of the devil."

  • The bold and patriotic Crabbe contrived to board the bewitched flagship, and was seen apparently laying about him with an axe on the water - which the spectators took to be a proof either that he was mad, or that this was the devil in his shape.

  • Chroniclers lavish on him the titles of "archipirata," "vir flagitiosissimus et nequissimus," and poets made him an associate of the devil.

  • He has furnished some of the attributes of the ordinary conception of the devil.

  • This tract, called " The Devil's Ball Room," proved the worst travelling of the whole trip. Next day in lat.

  • The essence and mode of operation of original sin is concupiscence, which, as of the devil, subjects man in his natural state to the devil's dominion.

  • Motawakkil, in 850, formulated an edict by which these sectaries were compelled to wear a distinctive dress and to distinguish their houses by a figure of the devil nailed to the door, excluding them at the same time from all public employments, and forbidding them to send their children to Moslem schools.

  • By the former council his arguments were described as Pultes Scotorum (" Scots porridge") and commentum diaboli (" an invention of the devil").

  • This purely secondary aspect of the serpent as the devil cannot be noticed here.

  • 13 See Antichrist; Devil; Dragon.

  • There is an obvious development from the serpent qua reptile to the deity or the devil, and that the original theriomorphic form is not at once forgotten can be seen in Zeus Meilichios, Aesculapius Amynos, in the Cretan snake-goddesses, or in the Buddhist topes illustrated by Fergusson.

  • contains the Little Missouri Buttes and the Mato Tepee (or Devil's Tower), prominent erosion remnants of volcanic intrusions.

  • For a thousand years the answer was " to the devil."

  • St Anselm denied that any penalty was due to the devil, and in terms of feudal honour restated the problem.

  • The Christian passages, which are poetically of no value, are evidently of literary origin, and may be of any date down to that of the extant MS. The curious passage which says that the subjects of Hrothgar sought deliverance from Grendel in prayer at the temple of the Devil, " because they knew not the true God," must surely have been substituted for a passage referring sympathetically to the worship of the ancient gods.

  • However sweet this world seemed, however fair the flesh, both world and flesh were theoretically given over to the devil.

  • Thinking as he did that the New World had been the undisturbed realm of Satan before the settlements were made in Massachusetts, he considered it natural that the Devil should make a peculiar effort to bring moral destruction on these godly invaders.

  • In these texts God the Father is identified with the Zervan of Zarathustrism, the devil with Ahriman.

  • the devil; while a third party, like Apelles, the most distinguished of Marcion's pupils, saw in the Demiurge only an apostate angel of the good God - thus returning to monotheism.

  • As regards rival Isiac and Mithraic baptisms, he asserts that their waters are destitute of divine power; nay, are rather tenanted by the devil who in this matter sets himself to rival God.

  • "The devil who till now ruled over us, we leave behind overwhelmed in the water."

  • The course intersects the so-called Devil's Ditch or Dyke (sometimes also known as St Edmund's Dyke), an earthwork consisting of a ditch and mound stretching almost straight for 5 m.

  • As in India, after the expulsion of Buddhism, the degrading worship of Siva and his dusky bride had been incorporated into Hinduism from the savage devil worship of Aryan and of non-Aryan tribes, so, as pure Buddhism died away in the north, the Tantra system, a mixture of magic and witchcraft and sorcery, was incorporated into the corrupted Buddhism.

  • They further declared that all who affirmed that heresy existed in Bohemia were " liars, vile traitors and calumniators of Bohemia and Moravia, the worst of all heretics, full of all evil, sons of the devil."

  • He evidently thinks that the times have not changed for the better - what with the frequency with which the devil is invoked in modern France, and the sinful expenditure common in the matter of embroidered silk coats.

  • He left the service of the king of Canaan because the king feared the devil, and that of the devil because the devil feared the Cross.

  • Saints and good people are always depicted full face, the devil and all bad folk are shown in profile.

  • He was known in Walachia as Dracul, or the Devil, and has left a name in history as Vlad the Impaler.

  • In the same pamphlet as the Sunday Epistle was published the legend of St Sisoe and sometimes that of Avestitza, - the former saved the children of his sister from the attacks of the devil, who had devoured them and had to restore them alive; the latter is the female child-stealing demon, who is prevented by an angel from carrying out her evil design.

  • The stones are thrown in the name of Allah, and are generally thought to be directed at the devil.

  • (The candidate for baptism, we further learn from his tract On Baptism, prepared himself by prayer, fasting and keeping of vigils.) Before stepping into the font, which both sexes did quite naked, the neophytes had to renounce the devil, his pomps and angels.

  • But do thou flee, 0 Devil, for the judgment of God is at hand."

  • The English prayer-book excludes them, as it also excludes the renunciation of the devil and all his angels, his pomps and works.

  • - The Fathers themselves were the first to recognize that " the devil too had his sacraments," and that the Eleusinian, Isiac, Mithraic and other mystae used baptism in their rites of initiation.

  • In the neighbourhood are the Alachua Sink, Payne's Prairie, Newman's Lake, the Devil's Mill Hopper and other objects of interest.

  • The old sage who held that the first Whig was the Devil, was yet compelled to forgive Burke's politics for the sake of his magnificent gifts.

  • Gregory of Nyssa) added that the devil was finely outwitted - attracted by the bait of Christ's humanity, but caught by the hidden hook of His divinity.

  • If we assume a connexion between the two names, there is nothing to show how the god became in later times the devil.

  • Thomas Bagley was accused of declaring that if in the sacrament a priest made bread into God, he made a God that can be eaten by rats and mice; that the pharisees of the day, the monks, and the nuns, and the friars and all other privileged persons recognized by the church were limbs of Satan; and that auricular confession to the priest was the will not of God but of the devil.

  • version of the Scriptures for the devil, the "serpent" of Genesis.

  • And this was the prayer of Christians, whose, baptismal oath pledged them to renounce "the devil and his works.

  • They have since been adduced as Divine attestations of her saintship, but the sisterhood in the convent set them down to possession by a devil; her new departure was due in their eyes to no worthier motive than the desire to be peculiar and to be reputed better than other people.

  • She had also visions of another description: she was shown hell with its horrors, and the devil would sit upon her breviary, belabour her with blows, and fill her cell with imps.

  • Its grotesque external ornamentation earned for it the name of Duivelshuis, or devil's house.

  • The Ulster annalists give a very different estimate of the great Talbot from that of Shakespeare: "A son of curses for his venom and a devil for his evils; and the learned say of him that there came not from the time of Herod, by whom Christ was crucified, any one so wicked in evil deeds " (O'Donovan's Four Masters).

  • Sir John Norris, famed in the Netherland wars, was president of Munster, and so impressed the Irish that they averred him to be in league with the devil.

  • Christ must be God; for if not, the devil would have had a natural claim on him, and he would have been no more exempt from death than the other children of Adam; he must be man, if his blood were indeed to redeem us.

  • On God incarnate the power of the devil is broken, and in Him is accomplished the reconciliation between God and man, who henceforth pursues his true object, namely, to become like unto God.

  • suddenly liberated Richard, and in five years that devil set free took from Philip all the profit of his trickery, and shut him off from Normandy by the strong fortress of ChteauGaillard (1194-1199).

  • The Bad Lands and the Arikaree are famous fossil fields, the latter being the source of the Daemonelix, or " Devil's cork-screw," a large spiral fossil, apparently a lacustrine alga.

  • His canonization drew from Luther a violent brochure "against the new false god and old devil, who is to be lifted up at Meissen."

  • DEVIL (Gr.

  • In English legal phraseology "devil" and "devilling" are used of barristers who act as substitutes for others.

  • Any remuneration which the legal "devil" may receive is purely a matter of private arrangement between them.

  • In a similar sense an author may have his materials collected and arranged by a literary hack or "devil."

  • The term "printer's devil" for the errand boy in a printing office probably combines this idea with that of his being black with ink.

  • The common notions of the devil as black, ill-favoured, malicious, destructive and the like, have occasioned the application of the term to certain animals (the Tasmanian devil, the devil-fish, the coot), to mechanical contrivances (for tearing up cloth or separating wool), to pungent, highly seasoned dishes, broiled or fried.

  • When the divine is most completely conceived as unity, the demonic is also so conceived; and over against God stands Satan, or the devil.

  • Although it is in connexion with Hebrew and Christian monotheism that this belief in the devil has been most fully developed, yet there are approaches to the doctrine in other religions.

  • Some taught that while the future had been assigned by God to Christ, the devil had received the present age (p. 309).

  • The fathers traced all doctrines not held by the Catholic Church to the devil, and the virtues of heretics were regarded as an instance of the devil transforming himself into an angel of light (ii.

  • "By his successful temptation the devil acquired a right over men.

  • But the devil was duped, as Christ overcame both him and death" (p. 367).

  • "The humanity of Christ was the bait; the fish, the devil, snapped at it, and was left hanging on the invisible hook, Christ's divinity" (iii.

  • The devil, as a being resulting from God's will, cannot always remain a devil.

  • "During the middle ages," says Tulloch, "the belief in the devil was absorbing - saints conceived themselves and others to be in constant conflict with him."

  • Another time in the night I heard him above my cell walking on the cloister, but as I knew it was the devil I paid no attention to him and went to sleep."

  • He held that this world will pass away with its pleasures, as there can be no real improvement in it, for the devil continues in it to ply his daring and seductive devices (vii.

  • The power of creating anything is also denied the devil, and only the power of corrupting substances is conceded to him.

  • This belief in the devil was specially strong in Scotland among both clergy and laity in the 17th century.

  • "The devil was always and literally at hand," says Buckle, "he was haunting them, speaking to them, and tempting them.

  • Kant regarded the devil as a personification of the radical evil in man.

  • Schelling regarded the devil as, not a person, but a real principle, a spirit let loose by the freedom of man.

  • Under the horse of the king lies a defeated enemy, the Parthian king Artaban; under the horse of Ormuzd, the devil Ahriman, with two snakes rising from his head.

  • Though for a long time they were callous wreckers and pirates, and cruel, and though they show great want of feeling in the "devil murders" - ceremonial murders of one of themselves for grave offences against the community, which are now being gradually put down - still on the whole the Nicobarese are a quiet, inoffensive people, friendly to each other, and not quarrelsome, and by inclination friendly and not dangerous to foreigners.

  • 107, &c.), Angelo of Clarino, in his De septem tribulationibus, written to the glory of the Spirituals, does not scruple to stigmatize the Dolcinists as "disciples of the devil."

  • The dingo or dog of the latter is wanting; and the Tasmanian devil and tiger, or wolf, are peculiar to the island.

  • The devil (Dasyurus or Sarcophilus ursinus) is black, with white bands on neck and haunches.

  • "I have brought the evil devil to my house!"

  • xxviii.) it is again Hagen who provokes the catastrophe by taunting Kriemhild when she asks him if he has brought with him the hoard of the Nibelungs: "The devil's what I bring you !"

  • His eyes twinkled with the very devil.

  • Like the choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.

  • Elderly Gladys has stepped into the limelight to announce that she was the Psychic Tipster but she has seen God and will no longer practice the devil's work as she calls it.

  • "He used to be the devil but he found God," said the spokesman.

  • The service lasted just under an hour and consisted mostly of Reverend Humphries preaching against giving in to the devil's temptation for wicked bodily desires.

  • She didn't look at him, afraid of finding the devil himself in front of her.

  • The devil left, and an angry Talon hauled her up, sinking his teeth into her arm again.

  • She'd do anything for him, even if the devil took her soul!

  • She felt the poison in Talon's blood, but whatever poison ran in the devil's body was inseparable from him.

  • We're commanded by the White God, who is charged with protecting humanity against the Black God, commonly referred to as the devil.

  • He could have told her he was the devil and that he now owned her soul, and she would have stayed there, wondering if he'd kiss her.

  • Oh, and the devil.

  • Dusty can definitely kill the devil.

  • This guy was the devil.

  • "You were right on about meeting the devil himself," Jenn answered.

  • The devil was with him.

  • "He can't enter," he said harshly, angry gaze on the devil.

  • "They'll come to me, my friend," the devil replied with a small smile.

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