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  • adjective Alternative form of demonic.

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Examples

  • That which I called the daemonic I had encountered for the first time outside my own mind in Lermontof's hero.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • Still, the main thing for me was that in the first great and wholly modern poets that I made acquaintance with, Byron and his intellectual successors, Lermontof and Heine, I recognised again the very fundamental trait that I termed daemonic, the worship of one's own originality, under the guise of an uncompromising love of liberty.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

  • She recognised in these doctrines the recurrence of daemonic, that is, of heathen conceptions; and condemned us secular Gnostic Christianity, with its asceticism and its lofty proclamations of the nobility and value of the

    Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and The Confessions of St. Augustine

  • Even if the right has come under the sway of "daemonic" spirits, has been seduced into believing that evil forces represent the righteousness in whose garb they dress themselves, this has not lessened the power that comes from breaking through the mundane.

    Thoughts on the Spiritual Condition of America's Leftward Half

  • One finds, strewn throughout the decade of the 1850s, signs of a kind of daemonic possession (using the term without making any assertion about the existence of beings unseen).

    This Time --Unlike the Other Time Evil Wrought Havoc on America-- There will be No Romanticizing the Story

  • The impression they give is of being pursued by a malignant fate or possessed by some 'daemonic' power; but psycho-analysis has always taken the view that their fate is for the most part arranged by themselves and determined by early infantile influences.

    Archive 2005-12-18

  • The impression they give is of being pursued by a malignant fate or possessed by some 'daemonic' power; but psycho-analysis has always taken the view that their fate is for the most part arranged by themselves and determined by early infantile influences.

    DEMON SEED by Dean R. Koontz (Bantam 1973)

  • My self-consciousness assumes heroic dimensions, and I begin to regard what is to come with a kind of daemonic humour.

    The Indian Lily and Other Stories

  • The "daemonic" was also responsible for the mingled attraction that was exerted over me at this point by a young foreign student, and for the intercourse which ensued between us.

    Recollections of My Childhood and Youth

  • Something daemonic is the best I can come up with.

    Brush of Darkness

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