Examples of exorcise in a Sentence
The movie is about a priest who tries to exorcise demons from a young girl.
please exorcise that offensive word from your vocabulary
Recent Examples of exorcise from the Web
The Tide exorcised some demons against Bryant and the Tigers.
The top two ranked teams in the world in FIFA's latest rankings, holders Germany will have a stern test against Brazil, who will look to exorcise some demons from their home World Cup four years ago.
But the populist specter, which is haunting so much of Europe, has been exorcised from the U.K. body politic.
Wellesley slots in at No. 5 after exorcising the demons of Division 2 finals past, beating Canton to win its first title since 2006 after losing three of the last four.
This time around, though, the show wrestles with the idea that demons aren't so easily exorcised: the season begins with Jessica Jones confronting the fact that killing Killgrave didn’t necessarily solve her problems.
The ceremony, held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, exorcised some demons — like last year's envelope fiasco — and wrestled with other, deeper problems in Hollywood, like gender equality and diversity.
Holtmann isn't heading to New York with Ohio State this week looking to exorcise some demons.
Heaven knows how the eventual standings will shake out, though another Penguins-Capitals collision course seems inevitable, if only because that is how demons get exorcised.
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Origin and Etymology of exorcise
First Known Use: 1539See Words from the same year
cashier, cast (off), chuck, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off) , throw away, throw out, toss, unload;
dispose of, set aside;
EXORCISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exorcise for English Language Learners
: to force (an evil spirit) to leave
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