Unclean spirit


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(Script.) a wicked spirit; a demon.
- Mark i. 27.

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References in classic literature ?
As he watches the spasmodic shoots and darts that break out of her face and limbs, like fitful lightning out of a dark sky, some contagion in them seizes upon him: insomuch that he has to withdraw himself to a lean arm-chair by the hearth--placed there, perhaps, for such emergencies--and to sit in it, holding tight, until he has got the better of this unclean spirit of imitation.
Vholes, after glancing at the official cat who is patiently watching a mouse's hole, fixes his charmed gaze again on his young client and proceeds in his buttoned-up, half-audible voice as if there were an unclean spirit in him that will neither come out nor speak out, "What are you to do, sir, you inquire, during the vacation.
And with that he turned and went into the church with bowed head, crossing himself like one who wishes to be quit of an unclean spirit.
And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
Straight away a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down at his feet.
In Mark, we see people becoming astounded with the power of Jesus' teaching in the context of his casting out an unclean spirit.
Halloran tried, but when he heard Bowdern chant, "I command you, whoever you are, unclean spirit and all of your associates obsessing this friend of God," he remembers thinking, "I wish Bowdern had asked another friend to drive.
As Jesus liberates the man with an unclean spirit, again the crowds were amazed by his authority, so much that his fame began to spread throughout the region.
24), "but straightaway a woman hearing of him - having a little daughter with an unclean spirit - came and fell down before his feet" (v.
The unclean spirit asked "Have you come to destroy us?
Just then, there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit .
But preaching was interrupted by the sudden scream of a man who, Mark says, "had an unclean spirit.