the Devil

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noun (1)

: the most powerful spirit of evil in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam who is often represented as the ruler of hell

the devil

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noun (2)

used to make a statement or question more forceful
What the devil are you talking about?
Where the devil have you been?
: something that is very difficult or that causes a lot of trouble
The shoes look great, but they're the devil to walk in.

Examples of the Devil in a Sentence

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One of the best spots is the overflow parking lot for the Devil’s Canyon Dam Truck Trail right off the road up to the Coldbrook Campground. 1 2 3 1. Raul Roa, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Note: The following contains spoilers for Late Night with the Devil, now streaming. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024 Hulu 'Late Night With the Devil' David Dastmalchian has a hell of a role in this retro horror flick, starring as a 1970s late-night TV host in desperate need of ratings. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2024 The unoriginal narrative shamelessly pilfers Parasite, White Noise, Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, Us, Nope, Triangle of Sadness, and even The World, the Flesh and the Devil. Armond White, National Review, 10 Apr. 2024 Instead of fearing this feeling and running from it, use this month as a great opportunity to face your inner demons head-on as the Devil card arrives. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Apr. 2024 Veteran rabble-rousers the Devil Makes Three, Infamous Stringdusters, Paul Cauthen, Kitchen Dwellers, Sierra Hull and tons more lead the three-day event on the main stage. Aaron Davis, Sacramento Bee, 31 Mar. 2024 One species, the Devil’s Hole pupfish that lives in Death Valley National Park, dwindled in number to just 35 in 2013 before making a small but meaningful recovery in recent years. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Here's how to watch Is the Devil's comet going to hit Earth? The Arizona Republic, 27 Mar. 2024

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“The Devil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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