Definitions

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  • v. To drive out supposed evil spirits from a person, place or thing, especially by an incantation or prayer
  • v. To rid a person, place or thing of an evil spirit

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Another spelling of exorcise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. expel through adjuration or prayers

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Examples

  • Another way to look at it is that Zuckerberg is like many of the world's great artists, musicians, visionaries, etc. -- people who are often isolated in their own worlds, have a hard time relating to people, and are driven as much by negative feelings and the need to exorcize personal demons and right past wrongs as a desire to make the world a better place.

    Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

  • "The CBC," says this evidently delusional fellow, "will never be able to exorcize its left-wing missionary zeal -- for global warming, for Islam, for big government, Barack Obama, multiculturalism, public health care, human rights commissions and so on."

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • We were the last to board our flight to Hong Kong, after allowing the kids to exorcize their sugar high by running wild at JFK.

    Diya Luke: A Minor Diversion: Quiet Hong Kong With Children

  • The soft weight of a lap rug across her shoulders broke into the troublingly delicious vision of Aidan that had survived every attempt to exorcize it.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Concentrated on the steady pain in his side to exorcize the sudden pain in his heart.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Hardin was concerned that little progress would be made in dealing with the population problem “until we explicitly exorcize the spirit of Adam Smith.”

    SuperCooperators

  • We're made to feel that in staging parodies, the performances exorcize the legacy of her forebears from her life, and thereby enabling Ellsworth to cross the homosocial divide that constrained her family for generations.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • While most ejiditarios are far more interested in selling than buying, having them exorcize the option is always a possibility.

    Acta de Constitutiva - Ejido Land

  • They let her exorcize the spirit of James Stenbeck [Anthony Herrera] so she could move on.

    As the World Turns Gives Colleen Zenk a Fitting Farewell

  • It had taken Jonah a while to recover from his wounds, to completely exorcize the poison from his system.

    My Soul to Keep

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