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- Not suspecting the occult devices which worked in her stepmother's heart, Helen meekly acquiesced, with the reply, " I shall obey." - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- He did not blame any one but himself for the catastrophe of his life, but he often spoke, in spite of himself, like a man who from the very beginning had been under some occult influence. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.
- In a Southern State a drought was attributed to its occult influences, and the people, infatuated with the idea, levelled the wires to the ground. - "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees", Mary Caroline Crawford.