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Synonyms for demon

an evil supernatural being

a cruel wicked and inhuman person

someone extremely diligent or skillful

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Here Grandfather was interrupted by little Alice, who hid her face in his lap, and murmured a wish that he would not talk any more about Cotton Mather and the evil spirits.
It is charged," Ugh-Gluk said ominously, "that thou dealest with evil spirits, wherefore thy hunting is rewarded.
Thus little Annie worked and hoped, till one by one the evil spirits fled away, and in their place came shining forms, with gentle eyes and smiling lips, who gathered round her with such loving words, and brought such strength and joy to Annie's heart, that nothing evil dared to enter in; while slowly sank the gloomy wall, and, over wreaths of fragrant flowers, she passed out into the pleasant world again, the fairy gift no longer pale and drooping, but now shining like a star upon her breast.
O Lord, sir," cries Partridge, "there is no knowing what humour they will be in; to be sure it is always best to be civil to them; but what if we should meet with something worse than witches, with evil spirits themselves?
Now doth it wish to conjure before you, it hath just ITS hour; in vain do I struggle with this evil spirit.
Unto all of you, who like me suffer FROM THE GREAT LOATHING, to whom the old God hath died, and as yet no new God lieth in cradles and swaddling clothes--unto all of you is mine evil spirit and magic-devil favourable.
I suppose I was really out of my mind and what in the middle ages would have been called "possessed" by an evil spirit.
Those words recalled me to myself, exorcised the evil spirit by the mere enchanting power of the voice.
It was as if an evil spirit possessed the child, and had just then peeped forth in mockery.
Whether moved only by her ordinary freakishness, or because an evil spirit prompted her, she put up her small forefinger and touched the scarlet letter.
And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.
An evil spirit has been among us, and the Delaware has blinded our eyes.
Craving your pardon, young sir," said the venerable Selectman, "let not an evil spirit enter into your words.
presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at Masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit that threatened him.
The evil spirit in him was plainly subdued--for the time, at least.