demoniac


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Synonyms for demoniac

someone who acts as if possessed by a demon

frenzied as if possessed by a demon

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Instead, the moment they saw me, they let out a series of demoniac war-cries, and raising their spears above their heads, charged me.
He, all unarmed, Shall chase thee, with the terror of his voice, From thy demoniac holds, possession foul-- Thee and thy legions; yelling they shall fly, And beg to hide them in a herd of swine, Lest he command them down into the Deep, Bound, and to torment sent before their time.
Alleyne thought of what he had read of demoniac possession--the jumpings, the twitchings, the wild talk.
His usual note was this demoniac laughter, yet somewhat like that of a water-fowl; but occasionally, when he had balked me most successfully and come up a long way off, he uttered a long-drawn unearthly howl, probably more like that of a wolf than any bird; as when a beast puts his muzzle to the ground and deliberately howls.
Simon Palfrey has recently underscored "the weird decorum" and "aural overflow" of Toms demoniac presence.
Jesus and the disciples had weathered a great storm, then Jesus cured a demoniac, caused a pig-herd tragedy, and finally returned to Jewish territory from across the sea (Mark 4:35-5:21).
Then she hears "a demoniac laugh--low, suppressed, and deep--uttered as it seemed, at the very key-hole.
The offence in the present case has indubitably been committed in an extremely fiendish, demoniac, barbaric and nefarious manner.
A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice Pratibha Rani dismissed the appeals of the four convicts and ruled that the demoniac, barbaric and nefarious nature of the crime made for a case of the " rarest of rare.
He died at thirty-nine in China, a hero's death by blood poisoning acquired while repairing the body of a patriot mangled by the fire of Japanese Imperialism, Japan being one of the allies of Adolf Hitler: the same demoniac forces that Miss Gelhorn hoped could be stopped at Madrid.
Against the traditional view of a demoniac cause, some Greek physicians held the view of a pre-disposition or an inheritance.
May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dennis Melton's new book, I Married a Demoniac (oopsy
He represented the Devil himself before the storms of the past 60 years bereft him of his demoniac features," says Lady Meats.
Honestly, Jesus could have waited until the next day to heal either the man with the withered hand or the blind and mute demoniac.