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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exorcise.

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  • But the warrior "exorcises" them and he passes through the waves in safety.

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  • Not a movie, but I also watched an episode of this BBC show Apparitions - about a Catholic priest who exorcises demons in modern London - and quite enjoyed it, particularly the emotional honesty of the characters portrayed.

    comprehensive review of way too many movies

  • Google “Vatican exorcises Harry Potter” avid reader

    Bush officials vs. J.K. Rowling: Were they seriously worried about 'Harry Potter' promoting witchcraft?! | EW.com

  • Mr. Tully plays the prodigal, hirsute and nearly mute football hero Cornelius Rawlings , who returns to the family farm and his misfit brothers: Amos (Onar Tukel), a recluse who exorcises demons in grotesque illustrations, and Ezra ( Robert Longstreet ), a religious nut and crossdresser who flutters about like an obsessive mother hen.

    Bombshells and Boxers

  • It isn't really clear whether writing about something exorcises it, or exacerbates it, but the writer enthralled by a personal event, or traumatized by it, isn't really free to write about other subjects, so the cathartic element is somehow beside the point.

    Louise McCready: Joyce Carol Oates on A Widow's Story

  • Los Angeles is a town that exorcises its demons—cursed properties are seized and razed.

    John Belushi Is Dead

  • Southern country boy who exorcises his demons making late night broadcasts to phantom military units.

    Nov. 4th, 2008 - Issue 0.003

  • He then exorcises the liberal position of tolerance, recognizing that tolerance does not equate to equality or anti-racism, but rather, "reflects their unwillingness to undertake what is necessary to eliminate racism."

    Book Review - Uncultured Wars

  • Stucco exorcises the unlikely confusion of matter into a single new substance, a sort of general equivalent of all the others, and is prestigious ... because [it] is itself a representative substance, a mirror of all the others [a general simulacrum - Manuel DeLanda].

    Stan Goff: Getting Off the Road

  • Travers puts it: “At the moment of impact, or in that bat of an eye, Ignatieff at best becomes prime minister and at worst exorcises the Stéphane Dion demon.”

    2009 June 16 « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

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