Usage examples for Daemonic

  1. The Essay on " Love" is poetical, but the three poems, " Initial," " Daemonic," and " Celestial Love" are more nearly equal to his subject than his prose. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. Another falls back on the theory of daemonic inspiration, which, mysteriously vouchsafed, may be as mysteriously withdrawn. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  3. It undermined the already crumbling polytheism; it made philosophy the apostle of a belief in a baleful daemonic agency. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  4. Both worked with what the Italians call fury, with the impetuosity of daemonic natures; and both left the impress of their individuality stamped indelibly upon their age. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  5. And thus for awhile infected and possessed, the divine genius had not power to re- inform and re- create the daemonic spirit by virtue of its own clear essence. – A Study of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  6. In Plato's Banquet the power or function of the daemonic element in nature is explained. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  7. " The Tempest" is made up of the daemonic; the murky tragedy of " Macbeth" unfolds under the guidance of incarnate forces of evil which drive the hero to his doom and final deliverance in death: Hamlet sees and communes with the ghost of his father; in short, the supernatural is as much a part of these plays as salt is part of the ocean. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  8. The air positively thrills with daemonic terror and power. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. Things must have been easier, it seems to us, for an artist whose choice, if his aim was high, was restricted to a cycle of ideas and stories, mythological, legendary, or historical, or all together, concerning beings divine, daemonic, angelic, or heroic. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  10. It was by a natural instinct that the Antonine Platonists went back to the great teacher of Plato for support of the system which was to link religion with philosophy by the daemonic theory. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  11. But to men of genius-" Minions of the Morning Star"- the path is not unknown, and for this reason the daemonic element constantly shows itself in their works and in their lives. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  12. We abolished the Aberdeen Cabinet, the ablest we have had, perhaps, since the Reform Act- a Cabinet not only adapted, but eminently adapted, for every sort of difficulty save the one it had to meet- which abounded in pacific discretion, and was wanting only in the " daemonic element"; we chose a statesman, who had the sort of merit then wanted, who, when he feels the steady power of England behind him, will advance without reluctance, and will strike without restraint. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot