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  • n. Plural form of devil.


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  • -- The word rendered "devils," is always used for those spiritual agents employed in demoniacal possessions -- never for the ordinary agency of Satan in rational men.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • For he had ever a gentler way, and he had been known to drive forth two devils from a man who afterward begat seven healthy children.


  • Plus dealing with angels and devils is strangely fun.


  • Wesson meant for his plan to be triggered if police or employees with Child Protective Services — people he called devils — attempted to break up his family, she has argued.

    Wesson’s speedy trial a rarity

  • When he rebelled against God and fell from power, many lesser angels went with him who are called devils.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • And to this conjecture I will venture to subjoin another, which hath also its probability, viz. that it is not improbable but the familiars of witches are a vile kind of spirits of a very inferior constitution and nature; and none of those that were once of the highest hierarchy now degenerated into the spirits we call devils ....

    The Superstitions of Witchcraft

  • He has driven out the devils from the body of Nina Masia!

    The Mother

  • "I had rather call the devils my brothers," he said in his heart, "I would fare better in hell."

    The Hill of Dreams

  • He was not thinking of the girl beside him; only something seemed to swell and grow and swell within his heart; it was all the torture of his days, weary hopes and weary disappointment, scorn rankling and throbbing, and the thought "I had rather call the devils my brothers and live with them in hell."

    The Hill of Dreams

  • When he came into his house and saw himself in so great poverty, he called the devils and gave himself to them; then came to him three devils which cast down Roba upon the soler and after took him by the neck, and it seemed that they would have estrangled him, in such wise that he unnethe might speak.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3


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