Examples of exorcise in a Sentence
The movie is about a priest who tries to exorcise demons from a young girl.
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The Bucks exorcised some more playoff demons by beating the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-112, in Game 7 of the second-round series.
This week, Georgia must exorcise some World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party demons in Jacksonville.
Now, after his second bogey-free round of 65, Spieth will take his lead into Sunday, which will mark his best chance to exorcise the ghosts of the 2016 Masters, 14 months ago.
Consider any demons lingering around Maverik Stadium exorcised.
The man called several weeks later, swearing that the demons had been exorcised.
Dr Pan’s work is helping to exorcise those particular ghosts.
But no matter how far the tech industry advances, its genius minds can’t exorcise their humanity.
This week, as Kentucky tries once again to exorcise those demons, SEC Country decided to focus on three of UK’s most agonizing defeats — 1993, 2003 and 2014 — and the men who are haunted by them.
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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
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