cenobite


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a member of a religious order living in common

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Alain Coulombe was very effective as the elderly Cenobite leader, Palemon, lending some affecting gravitas to the proceedings.
A "Hellraiser," "Hellbound: Hellraiser II" and "Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth" reunion is guaranteed to make the hair stand up on your spine when Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and his fellow S&M demons Butterball Cenobite (Simon Banford) and Female Cenobite (Barbie Wilde), as well as heroine Kirsty (Ashley Laurance) and hellish causalities Sharon Hill (Sharon Ceccatti) and the priest (Clayton Hill) join forces.
Lane, for example, reads the novel as Waugh's own expression of Silk's longing for a return to some cenobitic past: "Not the community of the convent, but the singular, lonely existence of the cenobite in the desert is what Waugh himself appeared to be turning to as he commenced to grow older" (88).
63); Nisterus the Cenobite (AP Nisterus 1, 2; AP Poemen 131); Paesius (AP Poemen 65); Pambo (AP Poemen 47, 75, 150); Paphnutius (AP Paphnutius 3, AP Poemen 190); Pior (AP Poemen 85); Simon (AP Poemen 137); Sisoes (AP Poemen 82, 187); Theonas (AP Poemen 151); Timothy (AP Poemen 79); Zacharias (AP Zacharias 5).
The mentally unbalanced Kirsty, played by Ashley Laurence, is confined to a mental hospital after her experiences - including seeing the gruesome death of her father - in the hellish domain of the Cenobites.
Forty years before the appearance of the foundational texts of early modern radical demonology--the Formicarius by Johannes Nider; the anonymous Errores Gazariorum; and Ut magorum et maleficiorum by Claude Tholosan (118)--the narration of Jean le Graveur presents a demon that mimics the tenacious opponent of the hermits and cenobites of the first millennium.
The result perhaps lacks the psychological individuality expected from operatic characters, yet instead offers the one memorable image after the other--including eerie processions of cenobites and nuns (remember Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable).
Everyone loves a puzzle, except when they are in the form of a Chinese puzzle box which brings forth the Cenobites, a trio of S&M demons to rip you to shreds and take you to hell.
There she meets the sado-masochistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead, whose greatest pleasure is your greatest pain.