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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of exorcize.


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  • No matter how disgusting it looks when it's carted off and I confess there are occasionally stains so brazen you'd bet your children there's no way they'll ever be exorcized, it comes back looking like a million bucks, almost brand new, and certainly attractive enough to resume having guests and putting off investing in a new floor covering through one more presidency.

    Why the Carpet Is White

  • I discovered at the midnight end of a 48-hour marathon writing session that I was completely exhausted, totally exhilarated, and momentarily exorcized of all my pain.

    Toward the Within

  • It has been exorcized from the energy vocabulary unless connected to the words "spills" or "foreign dependency."

    Macha Levinson: Let's Bring Oil Back Into the Energy Debate

  • As women peruse this period propaganda, we see the female body morph into a reeking vessel of shame that must be sterilized, aromatized, and exorcized in order to be considered attractive again.

    Caroline Hagood: Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation

  • I didn't clean, so we hired a maid who said she would do it only if our house were exorcized.

    A Country of Husbands

  • It confronted the “evil spirit” that had possessed that nation—a totalitarian, emperor-worshipping military cult obsessed with expansion—and violently exorcized it.


  • To give you a sense of how exorcized Millicent might have gotten about all three, allow me to stick a Sharpie in her hand and let her have at it:

    Author! Author! » Blog Archive » Improving those opening pages, part III: and then there are Millicent’s page 1 pet peeves

  • Having thus more than exorcized the Pompidou, off we went to the Rive Gauche to goof around and find the famous Shakespeare & Co. English-language bookshop, which isn't the one with F.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • But among the technological noisesbackground hum of TV sitcom, strum of guitar wafting from the basement, and whir of mixer on lowEliza Leslies spirit is exorcized.

    Let Me Eat Cake

  • Luke tells us that she was possessed by seven demons, and had been exorcized by Jesus.

    CNN Transcript Dec 25, 2009


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