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- n. The character or person of a devil or Satan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The character or person of a devil or the devil.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The person or character of a devil; the state of being a devil.
His high devilship sups very well on tradesmen, usurers, apothecaries, cheats, coiners, and adulterers of wares.
"But I mean the convent, Pat, surely his devilship does not intrude there?"
Milton and Göethe lived before this era, and, consequently, Satan and Mephistopheles, are imperfect impersonations of Evil -- his devilship is here incarnadined: and as the mask is gradually removed, men avert their shuddering glance, from his face, as if withered by beholding the countenance of Eblis.
Now let Beelzebub e'en take the drum, to make his devilship a nightcap.
Now let Beelzebub e’en take the drum, to make his devilship a nightcap.