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Word: incubus

Definition: burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus


Sentences Containing 'incubus'

Relieved of the incubus that had fastened upon him for so long a time, and of the dreadful apprehensions under which he had lived, he is hardly the same person.

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