Prince of Darkness


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Prince of Darkness

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another name for Satan

Prince′ of Dark′ness


n.
Satan.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Prince of Darkness - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodPrince of Darkness - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
References in classic literature ?
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery of people, and subversion of states and governments?
If, therefore, the several tyrannies upon earth can prove any title to a Divine authority, it must be derived from this original grant to the prince of darkness; and these subordinate deputations must consequently come immediately from him whose stamp they so expressly bear.
At such moments it would not have been difficult to have fancied the dusky savage the Prince of Darkness brooding on his own fancied wrongs, and plotting evil.
Nor yet, amidst this joy and brightest morn, Was absent, after all his mischief done, The Prince of Darkness; glad would also seem Of this fair change, and to our Saviour came; Yet with no new device (they all were spent), Rather by this his last affront resolved, Desperate of better course, to vent his rage And mad despite to be so oft repelled.
Though he had never regarded himself as other than an orthodox Christian, and would argue on prevenient grace if the subject were proposed to him, I think his virtual divinities were good practical schemes, accurate work, and the faithful completion of undertakings: his prince of darkness was a slack workman.
Fielding tells us that man is fire, and woman tow, and the Prince of Darkness sets a light to 'em.
Metal Hammer's editor Merlin Alderslade said: "It just doesn't get any bigger than this - The Prince Of Darkness, the most iconic name in heavy metal, a man without whom these very awards, this very magazine - hell, our very culture - would simply not exist."
Set in a leafy corner of Romania, Genndy Tartakovsky's lively romp imagines the Prince of Darkness as an overly protective father who has spent 118 years filling his daughter's head with horror stories about vicious humans.
Dracula: The Un-Dead is set in 1912 where a series of chilling murders in London and Paris starts a vampire hunt across Europe and the terror of "the prince of darkness" is unleashed.
Ozzy Osborne, her prince of darkness husband, will be publishing his new book very soon and there is talk of him coming over for a promotional tour.
Summary: <p>Robert Novak, a conservative political columnist known as the "Prince of Darkness" and who unleashed a political firestorm by publishing the name of an undercover CIA operative, died on Tuesday at the age of 78.AaNovak stopped writing his column in July 2008 after 45 years when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, saying his prognosis was "dire."
Novak, a hard-nosed journalist in his long career, was famed as "Prince of Darkness".