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faith healing

healing effected through prayer or religious faith; divine healing.
a method employing faith or prayer in the hope of receiving such healing.
Origin of faith healing
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faith healer, noun Unabridged
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  • Pure homeopathy is little more than a name at present; it is faith-healing without prayer.

  • But this faith-healing would be dangerous ground with Millard.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Incidentally the theme is faith-healing, the hypnotic effect of prayer, and kindred phenomena.

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • She did not feel proud of her gift of faith-healing; hardly was she grateful for it.

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • Had she wholly renounced her faith-healing, or was she only opposed to the Christian Science imposture?

    The Faith Doctor Edward Eggleston
  • I sometimes think it is the opposite of faith-healing with him—George believes himself into his colds.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt
  • faith-healing will hardly suit me, I am afraid,” said Pollock, with his eye on the dark cushion.

  • Talk about faith-healing—well, either it's an absolute fact, or else we two are the leading medical stars of the new century.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • The power of auto-suggestion was evident in the cures of medieval ailments wrought by the methods of faith-healing.

  • My most popular recipe for coughs may yet achieve the popularity which is reserved for faith-healing amongst the Christian world.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
British Dictionary definitions for faith-healing

faith healing

treatment of a sick person through the supposed power of religious faith
Derived Forms
faith healer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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