And already, ye higher men--let me tickle you with this complimentary and flattering name, as he himself doeth--already doth mine evil spirit
of deceit and magic attack me, my melancholy devil,
Just then she looked out of the window and saw him coming, and it seemed as if an evil spirit
entered into her, for she snatched the apple out of her little daughter's hand, and said, 'You shall not have one before your brother.' She threw the apple into the chest and shut it to.
I suppose I was really out of my mind and what in the middle ages would have been called "possessed" by an evil spirit
. I went on enjoying my own villainy.
It was as if an evil spirit
possessed the child, and had just then peeped forth in mockery.
And she felt that beside the love that bound them together there had grown up between them some evil spirit
of strife, which she could not exorcise from his, and still less from her own heart.
"An evil spirit
has been among us, and the Delaware has blinded our eyes."
It was informed with an evil spirit
. It obeyed no known laws of physics, and overthrew the hoary axiom that like things performed to like things produce like results.
"Craving your pardon, young sir," said the venerable Selectman, "let not an evil spirit
enter into your words.
presented itself; and he forced himself to work day and night at Masonic labors, hoping to drive away the evil spirit
that threatened him.
The evil spirit
in him was plainly subdued--for the time, at least.
He believed that there were evil spirits
all about the world.
"He hunts with evil spirits
," some of the people contended, "wherefore his hunting is rewarded.