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Definitions of divinity

  1. any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
  2. the quality of being divine; " ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
  3. the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
  4. white creamy fudge made with egg whites
  5. The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead.
  6. The Deity; the Supreme Being; God.
  7. A pretended deity of pagans; a false god.
  8. A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man.
  9. Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe.
  10. The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology.
  11. Theology.
  12. The state or quality of being godlike; a pagan deity; theology.
  13. Godhead: the nature or essence of God: God: a celestial being: any god: the science of divine things: theology.
  14. Godhead; God; a deity; theology.
  15. The quality or character of being divine.
  16. A being ( real or imaginary) regarded as possessing divine attributes; especially The Deity; God.
  17. The nature of God; God; a being regarded as a god; something supernatural; theology, or the science of divine things, which treats of God, especially in His relation to man, as well as man in relation to Him.
  18. The divine nature or essence; the Deity; the Godhead; God; a false god; a celestial being, inferior to a god; the science of divine things; theology.
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Usage examples for divinity

  1. The " University" of Union was completed by collegated schools for medicine, divinity law, and technical education. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  2. I know not what he may be at divinity and ordinary school- learning. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. After all their interviews he still stood in spirit at a distance, with the same deep reverence in his look, and the same profound adoration in his manner, regarding her as one might regard a divinity – The Living Link by James De Mille
  4. He entered Dartmouth as a divinity student; but poverty obliging him to withdraw from the college, and not having a shilling in his pocket, he made a canoe fifty feet long, with which he floated down the river one hundred and forty miles to Hartford. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  5. But to corrupt or lower the standard of art, is a sin against the divinity of genius. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  6. " Oh," I broke in, " then I shall have a rest, for I am not beautiful enough for even a walking- lady divinity – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  7. But assume that by some miracle, after having walked down Divinity Avenue, ten minutes of time are annihilated, and reaching the Hall door again Oxford Street is the route selected. – Determinism or Free-Will? by Chapman Cohen
  8. Your provocation would have upset a doctor of divinity if it had taken him by surprise. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. Away this moment, that I may worship your new divinity – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  10. She made a sort of divinity of the older woman, and who expects a divinity to step down from her marble heights, and love and caress? – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  11. She was a divinity in the tenderest and most devoted sense of the word. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  12. There were, however, a few bright incidents, the foremost of which was the Divinity exam. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  13. In 1877, the University of Giessen conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  14. My sister is in correspondence with my new divinity – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. Aurifaber, Doctor in Divinity – Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther
  16. As a farther Addition to his Salary and Honour, he might be one of the Masters of the College, particularly Divinity Professor would be most suitable with his Character and Office, and more convenient for him, since he might contrive to make his Progress in the Vacation Time. – The Present State of Virginia by Hugh Jones
  17. After the same manner I tell you, that as regards my son Gargantua, I know that his understanding doth participate of some divinity so keen, subtle, profound, and clear do I find him; and if he be well taught, he will attain to a sovereign degree of wisdom. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  18. They were all in Latin or Spanish, and were well known books of divinity – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  19. There are few great men in history or philosophy or literature or poetry or divinity whose names do not appear more or less frequently in the Journals. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  20. A clear Old Testament witness for the divinity of Christ is offered by chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
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