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.
Soon a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him.
Our scripture professor in the seminary pointed out that today's Gospel shows us the first two acts of Christ in his ministry, teaching and exorcising the man with the unclean spirit.
Consider again the outburst of the man with the unclean spirit.
The story of the man with an unclean spirit coming into Jesus' presence and being liberated at His mighty word (Mark 1:21-28) reflects the situation we as a people hope to undergo.
Coming to some months later, she attempts to drown a newborn baby and causes people to kill themselves by whispering into their ears before two holy men - Michael Pena and Peter Anderson - are called in to drive out the unclean spirit inside her.
What the people see before them is the person of Jesus, but what the unclean spirit sees is the cosmic Christ.
The unclean spirit also recognizes the source of this authority, that Jesus is "the Holy One of God.
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.