pact with the Devil


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pact with the Devil


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An agreement made by an individual with the Devil in which a person agrees to carry out evil deeds in return for wealth or power.
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They have made a pact with the Devil and for those who have paid close attention to the failed war on Syria, this shouldn't come as a surprise.
Finally the band were roared back on stage as we witnessed their pact with the devil in all its gloriously gory detail.
Cameron would sign a pact with the devil for five more years and Scotland is a price worth paying for the Tories, who will stoop to anything to stay in power.
It seems that "New Labour" would make a pact with the devil himself to get into government.
The leaders of Wirral, St Helens and Knowsley have it right in being cautious rather than rushing into a pact with the devil.
But confessions were made, a villain almost sacked (does evil footman Barrow have a pact with the Devil, always just escaping exposure for his dirty deeds?
Finally came Book 13, introducing us to a frustrated writer who makes a pact with the devil.
All alone, surrounded by enemies and more than aware the end is fast approaching, he plays his final card: a pact with the Devil where he sells his soul in exchange for being remembered no longer as a dictator, but as a hero who fought for a better world.
Never able to trust the Americans with their flip-flopping over whether or not to arm the rebels, many opposition groups have been ready to make a pact with the devil, siding with groups with which they may otherwise not find any commonalities, just in the hope of receiving much-needed assistance.
Sokurov seems to retain the central theme of Goethe's Faust legend--the scholar's pact with the devil to achieve infinite knowledge (and Gretchen/ Margarete in the bargain)--while jettisoning much else (the demonic poodle, the travails of the pregnant Margarete, Walpurgisnacht).
Legend was rife with supernatural accounts of his life and his pact with the devil, and conflicting versions of his death.
He said 9/11 was the ACLU's fault; Hurricane Katrina came as God's punishment on abortionists and that Haiti got hit with an earthquake because its government had a pact with the Devil.