like the devil


: very much
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. It must hurt like the devil.
: with a lot of energy and speed
He ran like the devil.

Examples of like the devil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every preteen can act like the devil from time to time, but probably nothing like this. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 26 Jan. 2023 Accordingly, during their Anchorage games, the devil, a man dressed like the devil at least, appeared on the ice and tied opposing players to their goal. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Oct. 2022 His iPhone clock showed 1:15, late for a school night, when the boom — a hard, splitting crackle-pop, like the devil at batting practice — roused his mother, too. Matt Sullivan, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 But the star of this show is Howlin’ Wolf and his gritty voice that sounded like the devil might rip your heart out. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 22 Jan. 2021

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“Like the devil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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