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exorcise (something) out of (one)

To force an evil spirit out of someone, as through spells or incantations. There are some who believe that it's possible to exorcise demons out of people.
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exorcise something out of someone

 and exorcise something out
to remove or cast out evil from someone. We saw a movie about a priest who exorcised a demon out of a young girl.
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We've had that opportunity and sometimes to have it again so soon, is the best way to exorcise a ghost.
GORDON SMITH wants Scotland's next World Cup qualifier to take place in Amsterdam so we can exorcise the demons of our last visit.
The authors have been asked to write a story that will be handed out to residents free of charge this Christmas "to exorcise the evil in the city".
Now Almunia is ready to exorcise Lehmann's ghost, and he added: "People joke about me and Jens, but I respect him so much because he was so important for the club.
ARSENE WENGER insists Arsenal will focus on playing their own game against European champions AC Milan tonight - and not just look to quickly exorcise the demons of their FA Cup thrashing at Manchester United.
He also thinks the chance of Britney - currently in a US psychiatric ward - meeting Britney the horse at the Longhouse Stud in Tipperary could give the pop star the chance she needs to exorcise her demons.
Now, the Scotland skipper is determined to finally exorcise the ghosts of that infamous game next week.
It is time for Islam to denounce this evil growing in its midst and for Middle Eastern powers to name and exorcise the perpetrators so the world may see them punished and make reoffending impossible.
Laura rails against "the psychology articles and experts working feverishly to exorcise the world of guilt," because guilt is "a good emotional sign that something is wrong.
GLENN Hoddle saluted golden oldies Les Ferdinand and Gustavo Poyet after their goals enabled Tottenham to exorcise the ghost of the 1987 final defeat with a 2-0 win at Coventry in the third round of the FA Cup.
Then mild-mannered Jones became Amiri Baraka, a black-caped poet/superhero, writing no longer to exorcise his personal (and by extension, our) demons, but to change the world.
The story is of Mezlekia's awakening consciousness, his early troubles at school (and the rites, memorably rendered, meant to exorcise his demons) and the terrible loss of both parents to the marauding forces--human hyenas--unleashed by the hysteria that followed the ouster of Emperor Haile Selassie in 1974.
Both Dante and Petrarch knew this tradition, and both sought to exorcise its amoral, Protean desultor; in Stapleton's reading, the Vita nuova is Dante's failed Ovidian exorcism while the Rime is Petrarch's successful one.
Those who follow his lead want to exorcise the spooks, and Vigier does so using a theory largely asociated with the name of David Bohm of Birkbeck College of the Univesity of London in England.
The industry needs to exorcise the ghosts of the telecom crash and move forward driven by an optimal combination of market, technology and product focus.