Definition of Evil spirit
1. Noun. A spirit tending to cause harm.
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit
Specialized synonyms: Mephistopheles
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Literary usage of Evil spirit
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1. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"... but a kind of a possession of an evil spirit, and it was to be kept off with crossings, signs of the zodiac,4 papers tied up with so many knots, ..."
2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"A demoniac is one supposed to be possessed by a demon or evil spirit or by ... The demoniac is often so thoroughly possessed by the evil spirit that he ..."
3. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"For if all 4 called Christians did walk in the Spirit of Christ, by it to have the evil ' spirit and its fruits mortified and cut down in them, then, ..."
4. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Among Jews and Christians the term demon is always taken in a bad sense for an evil spirit generally; but the Greeks and Romans understood by the word ..."
5. Oneóta: Or Characteristics of the Red Race of America from Original Notes by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1845)
"In the introduction of the following legend of the origin of the evil spirit., it is only justice to it to say, that the false theory and defects alluded to ..."
6. A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians by William Wilberforce, Daniel Wilson (1829)
"evil spirit.—Natural state of Man. But although the Scripture doctrine concerning the evil spirit is thus generally exploded, yet were we to consider the ..."