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Use "daemonic" in a sentence
"That which I called the daemonic I had encountered for the first time outside my own mind in Lermontof's hero."
"Still, the main thing for me was that in the first great and wholly modern poets that I made acquaintance with, Byron and his intellectual successors, Lermontof and Heine, I recognised again the very fundamental trait that I termed daemonic, the worship of one's own originality, under the guise of an uncompromising love of liberty."
"She recognised in these doctrines the recurrence of daemonic, that is, of heathen conceptions; and condemned us secular Gnostic Christianity, with its asceticism and its lofty proclamations of the nobility and value of the"