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Usage examples for gadarene

  1. On nags hogs bellhorses Gadarene swine Corny in coffin Steel shark stone onehandled nelson two trickies Frauenzimmer plumstained from pram filling bawling gum he's a champion. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. A few that are like the Gadarene swine. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  3. Wherein, their particular brand of insanity gives them full right and privilege to claim, kinship with the Gadarene swine of Holy Writ. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  4. And what would Parson Trehawke have said to Jesus Christ about the joke he played on the Gadarene swine? – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  5. It is all very pleasant and reassuring to those nervous folk who fear we are rushing like Gadarene pigs into a sea of legalised vice and immorality, but to visionaries and dreamers like myself who would like, as the children say, " to see the wheels go round" in their lifetime, it has its mournful side. – The Law and the Poor by Edward Abbott Parry
  6. I am now a person with an established ill- health- a wife- a dog possessed with an evil, a Gadarene spirit- a chalet on a hill, looking out over the Mediterranean- a certain reputation- and very obscure finances. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  7. " Our opponents are engaged in a hopelessly uphill struggle, and they know it," he chirruped, defiantly; " they've become possessed, like the Gadarene swine, with a whole legion of-" " Surely the Gadarene swine went downhill," put in Lady Caroline in a gently enquiring voice. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  8. In the Gadarene controversy with Gladstone, he announced it as his purpose to purge the Christian ideal, which he thought self- evidently sublime, of the Christian demonology, which he thought self- evidently ridiculous. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  9. " Then his will be the fate of the swine of Gadarene said Nahoum Pasha, who had heard. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  10. " It was the Gadarene swine that did it," they said. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  11. The myriad pigs of Great Britain, possessed of the devils of Socialism, will be turned into Gadarene swine hurtling down to destruction. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  12. But a recollection of her first association of him with the maniac in the Gadarene tombs was quick on the heels of this image, and prompted her to say:-" Had no evil spirit power over him, then, as well as his father?" – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. Lower and lower sank her gunwale as we dropped aboard her, with no more care than the Gadarene swine whose fate we courted. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  14. There was a ghastly silence; then the Gadarene herd slowly recovered itself, and resumed its place. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  15. To others this feature in the wretchedness of the Gadarene may perhaps seem rather to be exceptional, the last touch in the appalling picture of his misery. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick