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Synonyms for demonic

Synonyms for demonic

extremely evil or cruel

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Although more than 40 years old, Fletcher's book still provides a valid basis for hermeneutic analysis--especially with regard to its treatment of space, names, the daemonic agency and the use of magic in allegory--that enables the reader to access the metaphoric level of a text to a greater extent than before.
Wilderspin's painting depicts the scene from 'Christabel' in which the daemonic Geraldine undresses in Christabel's chamber, revealing, it is hinted, some terrible sight to the innocent maiden:
Such passions show up the relative insipidity and meaninglessness of much right-minded current work, and they derive from their real opposition to something: all the daemonic political barbarism of the last century.
It was disquieting that someone could play with time like that, somewhat daemonic.
After Ellen's death in 1831, Emerson returned to the New England landscapes that he previously visited with Ellen, but their journey through a romantic, mythic landscape is transformed into a journey of healing that is later mapped out in the 1844 essay, "Experience," and the 1847 poem, "Initial, Daemonic, & Celestial Love," where Emerson's initial physical journey of grief is transformed into a figurative journey of language and thought (111).
65) In other tales, the supernatural is more horrific and the encounter constitutes daemonic possession, but the human victims eventually emerge victorious after a long struggle.
Duende, as Lorca explained it, is a daemonic and obscure inspiration; it is visceral and polymorphous; it is sometimes cruel and subversive; and--having danced with gypsy-feet, as Lorca did, from Andalusia to New York, from New York to Cuba, Spain, and Argentina--it is trans-cultural and timeless.
It is largely dominated by vast mountain shots of a luminous earth and sky--images of a daemonic beauty which, in the context of the trilogy, could be perhaps feverish visions or, since a fabric loom appears near the end of the film, they could be the signs of some vast inhuman process, the "machine" of nature, which dispenses illness and health alike.
Hence he defines boredom as "the daemonic side of pantheism.
Let us first examine what the politics of friendship entails in section I, then how parody works within Doctor Faustus in section II, why this parody is daemonic as opposed to diabolical in section III, what is the extreme risk posed by Leverkuhn for the postmodern in section IV, and how all this leads to a reinstatement of religion as an ethical modeling of friendship in section V.
In fact the daemonic aspect of the river becomes so powerful that the property is soon called "die Misgunst," and family members, believing they will choke or die from the bones, go so far as to refuse to eat trout from the river-all part of the evil Harkemann's revenge at the despoiling of his realm.
As the sign of cultural/historical/racial difference in the discourse of colonialism is a paradoxical mode of representation, it connotes rigidity and an unchanging order as well as disorder, degeneracy and daemonic repetition.
It's what Freud called the "daemonic character": "a principle powerful enough to overrule the pleasure-principle, lending to certain aspects of the mind their daemonic character.
Carrying the power of the moon in a mystical gem, Aluna strikes at her daemonic foes with deadly speed.
symbolizes, including an irreducible, daemonic force.