How to use The-devil in a sentence
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.
His words were too extraordinary for her to understand fully, but she knew serving men like these for eternity was equivalent to living with the devil in hell.
The alternative â€“ that her own body was about to betray her to the devil â€“ wasn't something she could handle.
Funny how the devil is the one who's deceived me the least.
Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.Advertisement
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Leon Berger, who plays the devil in the festival's production, is the official biographer of Michael Flanders.
She was a brave witch; she never blenched at the stake, which was proof enough of her compact with the Devil.
In all the schemes for world brotherhood, permanent international peace, industrial conciliation, the existence of the Devil is ignored.
With Sex and the City costume designer and stylist Patricia Fields dressing the Devil women, the bag has received added cachet.Advertisement
In the late 20th century the devil is having a field day.
What the devil is there to astonish anybody about a cross-town cruiser with a red water line?
And one young man has seen the vicar's daughter in the cemetary at midnight, dancing with the devil.
Nothing defeats the devil faster than ignoring what he's trying to stir up.
After Jesus ' Baptism he was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.Advertisement
A grave digger makes a deal with the Devil.
The Soldier's Tale is a morality fable in which the Devil appears in different guises.
Many centuries ago, a perfectly sensible and attractive religion called Gnosticism was based on the idea that the Hebrew god was the Devil.
Following a massive earth quake the devil golems have been awakened, through the need for power and greed.
Numerous devices are used by the devil to wreck havoc into people's lives.Advertisement
First Secondly, the devil tempts you to financial indiscipline.
Although the content of the Chancellor's speech seemed fairly nondescript this year, as always the devil is in the detail!
In all these works his treatment is on the whole rational and sensible; but in The History of the Devil he is somewhat hampered by an insufficiently worked-out theory as to the nature and personal existence of his hero, and the manner in which he handles the subject is an odd and not altogether satisfactory mixture of irony and earnestness.
He was thus a "familiar spirit," akin to the "daemon" of Socrates; and if he was also half the devil of theology, half the kobold of old German myth, this was only because such "objectivations" are apt to clothe themselves in forms borrowed from the common stock of ideas current at the time when the seer lives; and Faust lived in an age obsessed with the fear of the devil, and by no means sceptical of the existence of kobolds.
In both cases the repetition of the legend and the recitation of a string of mystical names serve, like some other tales, apocryphal and otherwise, as amulets, sufficient to protect from the devil.Advertisement
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
I have tried trade but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil.
It would have puzzled the devil himself!
It is some letter of recommendation... what the devil do I want it for!Advertisement
May the devil take them--the traitors!
If you only knew... it's the devil knows what!
Go to the devil!
Thoughts that had not entered her mind for years--thoughts of a life free from the fear of her father, and even the possibility of love and of family happiness--floated continually in her imagination like temptations of the devil.
These were temptations of the devil and Princess Mary knew it.Advertisement
He attended some lectures somewhere and imagines that the devil is no match for him.
We too will take part..." the reader went on, and then paused ("Do you see," shouted the youth victoriously, "he's going to clear up the whole affair for you...."), "in destroying them, and will send these visitors to the devil.
A peasant says the devil moves it.
An example of this would be " I will renounce the devil ".
No, if anything there 's more reproach in the eyes of the world - and I believe the devil 's laughing at us !Advertisement
He sees the subtlety of the devil 's schemes.
Another tale tells of a scoundrel called Jack who one dark night tricked the Devil into climbing an apple tree.
How long have you been in the snare of the devil?
A relief to know that he was n't some spawn of the devil or some freak of nature.
He who sups with the devil should expect to reap the consequences.Advertisement
There are many strange superstitions connected with the Devil in Welsh folklore.
May Jesus bless you and protect you from the temptations of the devil.
Jeff Feuerzeig 's The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a touching portrait of the eponymous American musician and artist.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
It is said that on August 4, 1577, during a terrible storm, the devil took the form of a black dog and appeared in St. Mary's Church in Bungay, Suffolk, and in another church seven miles away in Blythburgh.Advertisement
Tourists now visit both churches, and the church in Blythburgh still bears burn marks on the door, from the devil dog's claws.
They had a run of hit records in the 1980s that started with Shout at the Devil in 1983 and ended with the Grammy nominated Dr. Feelgood in 1989.
Four albums are tabbed in their entirety, including Dr. Feelgood, Too Fast For Love, Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain.
They say the devil is in the details, and that could not be more accurate when it comes to designer coats for men.
Finish the Devil Within game or complete 200 matches to get this character.
That's where the Devil Within story mode comes into place.
First of all, beating the Devil Within mode will unlock a slew of things that couldn't otherwise be obtained (like new levels and such for the fighting game).
Famed winemaker André Tchelistcheff, credited with defining the wine styles of California once said "God made Cabernet whereas the Devil made Pinot Noir."
He tended toward detective roles in other films such as The Blue Lamp (1950) and Beat the Devil (1953).
They quickly warned their supervisors that the ship was cursed, for the devil had put his stamp on the numbers, but they were laughed at and told to get back to work.
It was the belief that she convenes with eleven other witches and the devil every Friday to conjure up mischief for the next week that made Friday the "Witches Sabbath".
The family atmosphere of the Days of Our Lives soap opera took a hit in the 1990s when the show flirted with supernatural storylines including having Marlena Evans Brady being possessed by the devil.
Among the more popular rumors in their day include Marlena's possession by the devil (true), Gina is Hope's twin (false) and the many faces of Roman Brady (mostly true).
The running joke about Chad is that he sold his soul to the devil in order to maintain his youthful appearance, but there is much more to him than his boyish good looks.
She didn't look at him, afraid of finding the devil himself in front of her.
She'd do anything for him, even if the devil took her soul!
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.
Dusty can definitely kill the devil.
This guy was the devil.
Before the blonde could run, the devil snatched her.
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.
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.
Met the devil himself and decided I'd had enough of this shit.
But give the devil his due, he paid his way.
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.
Taran accepted, never believing anything could make him ally with the devil he meant to kill.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That evils are to be shunned, because they are of the devil and from the devil.
To 1726 also belongs The Political History of the Devil.
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.
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.
It is a good-humoured satire upon marriage, the devil being forced to admit that hell itself is preferable to his wife's company.
Thus they regard the devil as the creative agent of the Supreme God, a reinstated fallen angel who is the author of evil.
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.
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.
Shortly after his marriage Eric issued a circular ordering a general thanksgiving for his delivery from the assaults of the devil.
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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This purely secondary aspect of the serpent as the devil cannot be noticed here.
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.
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.
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.
The stones are thrown in the name of Allah, and are generally thought to be directed at the devil.
The English prayer-book excludes them, as it also excludes the renunciation of the devil and all his angels, his pomps and works.
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.
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.
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).
But the devil was duped, as Christ overcame both him and death" (p. 367).
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."
This belief in the devil was specially strong in Scotland among both clergy and laity in the 17th century.
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.
We're commanded by the White God, who is charged with protecting humanity against the Black God, commonly referred to as the devil.
But the devil knows what this is.