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Definitions of spiritual

  1. like or being a phantom; " a ghostly face at the window"; " a phantasmal presence in the room"; " spectral emanations"; " spiritual tappings at a seance"
  2. a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
  3. relating to or concerned with religion or spiritual things; especially dedicated to service in a religion; " a monk of a religious order"; " spiritual leaders"; " religious books"; " spiritual songs"
  4. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; " religious texts"; " monks of a religious order"; " lords temporal and spiritual"; " spiritual leaders"; " spiritual songs"
  5. lacking material body or form or substance; " spiritual beings"; " the vital transcendental soul belonging to the spiritual realm"- Lewis Mumford
  6. concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; " a spiritual approach to life"; " spiritual fulfillment"; " spiritual values"; " unearthly love"
  7. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; " religious texts"; " a nenber if a religious order"; " lords temporal and spiritual"; " spiritual leaders"; " spiritual songs"
  8. Consisting of spirit; not material; incorporeal; as, a spiritual substance or being.
  9. Of or pertaining to the moral feelings or states of the soul, as distinguished from the external actions; reaching and affecting the spirits.
  10. Of or pertaining to the soul or its affections as influenced by the Spirit; controlled and inspired by the divine Spirit; proceeding from the Holy Spirit; pure; holy; divine; heavenly- minded; -- opposed to carnal.
  11. Not lay or temporal; relating to sacred things; ecclesiastical; as, the spiritual functions of the clergy; lords spiritual and temporal; a spiritual corporation.
  12. A spiritual function, office, or affair. See Spirituality, 2.
  13. Not material; of or pertaining to the mind or soul, as distinguished from matter; opposite to physical; pure; holy; pertaining to sacred things.
  14. Spiritually.
  15. Consisting of spirit: having the nature of a spirit: immaterial: relating to the mind: intellectual: pertaining to the soul: holy: divine: relating to sacred things: not lay or temporal.
  16. Consisting of, or pertaining to, spirit; immaterial; intellectual; holy; not temporal.
  17. Spirituality.
  18. Pertaining to spirit.
  19. Affecting the soul.
  20. Coming from the Divine spirit; holy; pure; sacred; religious.
  21. Consisting of or of the nature of spirit; not material; intellectual; mental; relative to mind only; not sensual; in reference to the spirit; affecting the moral life; determinative of the moral life; not lay or temporal; ecclesiastical. Spiritual- court, an ecclesiastical court.
  22. Not material; not gross; possessing the nature or qualities of a spiritual being; not lay or temporal; pert. to sacred things; pure; holy.
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Usage examples for spiritual

  1. " 'Drummond's Natural Law in the Spiritual World'" read Uncle Zed. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  2. As he is the head of the body, his church, in all spiritual things, so I firmly believe, however little we can understand about it, is he in all natural things as well. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. In this state it may be said that the Spiritual Power was so far fallen from its original purpose, that it had almost ceased to have relation to the supernatural end of man. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  4. The world is, in a spiritual sense, conquered by Abraham and his seed. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  5. Alone again she would study the things she had said as she studied from day to day the social, political and spiritual history of her own and other times. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  6. Realize your position then with regard to the spiritual world. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  7. It is otherwise with those who are spiritual. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  8. They also bowed to me so deeply, when I first exhibited it, that I began to be puffed up with spiritual pride. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. More than ever in those few moments she realised the spiritual qualities of his face. – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. Even those who have examined most carefully the relations of the Natural and the Spiritual, seem to have committed themselves deliberately to a final separation in matters of Law. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  11. I believe he had some faith in my spiritual instinct. – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  12. The dying woman came forward, supported by her old mother and the rector,- the mother from whom she derived her body, the Church, the spiritual mother of her soul. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  13. In the spiritual following, which is intended here,- what is it? – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  14. A man is an animal born again into a higher spiritual plane. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  15. It marked a turning- point in my spiritual history. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  16. Were one asked to prove the existence of Spiritual Life, one would also do it exactly as one would seek to prove Natural Life. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  17. There was thus added to man's world of things a second world of spiritual beings who animated and swayed the things. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  18. Lizzie, as she spoke of her spiritual guide, was evidently not desirous of doing him much honour. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. Russell's poetry is highly spiritual. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  20. Against the bright sky, unbesieged as yet by heat or dust, they had a spiritual look, lying sharp and flat along the air. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
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