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
Another independent operator, Grégory Noel, makes a speciality of exorcising farms.
Elements of the 97-year-old complex situated in the Cahuenga Pass next to the 101 Freeway remain intact, but the cruder elements that had long plagued the 1200-seat amphitheater have been exorcised and updated.
The kidnappers turn out to be Amy and Raquel, who are attempting to exorcise her.
Too many women who see in this an opportunity to exorcise the ghosts of all the meanness in the world, the assault on their presumed dignity, the Trump effect.
Golden State Coach Steve Kerr is trying to exorcise the Ghost of Game 5, 2016.
And with a victory in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from last June, when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the finals to the Cavaliers.
But that means little to Golden State's players, who with a win in Game 4 on Friday night can exorcise those haunting demons from last June when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.
And with a win in Game 4 on Friday night, Golden State can exorcise those haunting demons from last year when the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the Finals to the Cavaliers.
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Origin and Etymology of exorcise
First Known Use: 1539See Words from the same year
Synonymscashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), discard (also exorcize), 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
Related Wordsabandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe out
Near Antonymsadopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain
EXORCISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exorcise for English Language Learners
: to force (an evil spirit) to leave
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