devil


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devil

see DEVILLING.
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I never feared man, and I as little fear the devil and his imps.
In the end, he abandoned all other forms of wager, and gave himself up to "I'll bet the Devil my head," with a pertinacity and exclusiveness of devotion that displeased not less than it surprised me.
My confusion, he said, betrayed me, and he would be willing to bet the Devil his head that she did not.
The native further told Tarzan that the white man who had led the recent expedition had promised them a fabulous reward if they would kill the white devil.
Finding the ape-man made no attempt to harm him, the native at last recovered his grasp upon his courage, and, at Tarzan's suggestion, accompanied the white devil back to the village, calling as he went for his fellows to return also, as "the white devil has promised to do you no harm if you come back right away and answer his questions.
One would think they had met the devil," muttered Norman of Torn, looking after them in unfeigned astonishment.
Be you niece or daughter of the devil, yet still you be a woman, and I do not war against women.
But no, Cornelia, I've nothing good to say of the devil.
But speaking of the devil, I am positive that Billy Booth is possessed by him now.
Enter DEVILS, giving crowns and rich apparel to FAUSTUS.
I'll be hanged," cries the landlord, "if it was not the Man of the Hill, as they call him; if indeed he be a man; but I know several people who believe it is the devil that lives there.
To him however, who is possessed of a devil, I would whisper this word in the ear: "Better for thee to rear up thy devil