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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 out

1. To force an evil spirit out of someone, as through spells or incantations. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exorcise" and "out." There are some who believe that it's possible to exorcise demons out of people.
2. To attempt to confront, cope with, or expel some negative emotional or psychological issue. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exorcise" and "out." I've started to use my writing as a way of exorcising out the painful experiences I endured as a child.
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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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Apparently this ritual is quite normal and is performed in 90 per cent of Romanian monasteries as a way of exorcising evil spirits.
Jesus does not simply want the disciples to bring all the demon-possessed and sick to him; he wants them to do the healing and exorcising. God allows the divine light to transfer in part to Moses.
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is a portrait of reparation between father and son as he bravely confronts those primal scenes by exorcising them: He now plays Daddy in his movie, thirty years later.
Pinochet the traitor, Pinochet the murderer, Pinochet the prisoner, Pinochet the word of "dreaded syllables." These are among some of the dishonorable names that move through Ariel Dorfman's book Exorcising Terror.
But unlike the '80s and '90s, managed care will not be able to drive down costs through exorcising excessive and inappropriate care-that cost impact technology is fairly well implemented and exhausted.