What does the word incubus mean?

Usage examples for incubus

  1. " Please don't mind," said I. " I know I'm an incubus, but I'll try to be as little trouble as possible." – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  2. It had sprung up in an era of great wars and revolution, amid the struggles of nations to shake off the incubus of despotisms, to free themselves from the yoke of foreigners. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  3. To Mary, however, she must often have been an incubus, a perpetual third, and one who, if sometimes useful, often gave a great deal of trouble too. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall

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