Levitical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Levitical of or relating to the book of Leviticus in the Bible
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Levitical Of or pertaining to a Levite or the Levites.
    • Levitical Of or pertaining to, or designating, the law contained in the book of Leviticus.
    • Levitical Priestly. "Levitical questions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Levitical Of, pertaining to, or peculiar to the Levites.
    • Levitical Of, pertaining to, or contained in the book of Leviticus: as, the Levitical law.
    • Levitical Priestly.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Leviticus, Gr. Leyitiko`s

Usage

In literature:

Hence we infer with probability that Habakkuk was a Levite.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Looking down with burning cheeks, she told him what Halsey's story about Newell Knight's levitation had been.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
He looked across the room at the levitated globe, revolving imperceptibly in the orange spotlight.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
She's as bad as the priest and Levite, isn't she?
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
The second division of land, going South will be for the Levites.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
The priest and the Levite saw the wounded man that fell among the thieves, and passed by on the other side.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
At this point the "Man of God" appears, rebuking the Levites for their polluted offerings.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
It was not necessary, he found, to walk into a large bank and simply seemingly levitate the money out the front door.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
I am impressed by your rat who levitates crumbs of cheese.
"The Leader" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
Brother, read over with care this address of the Levite, v. 15-17.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
That is if we assume that the process is at all parallel with the phenomena of psychokinesis and levitation.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The Levites detain him, but Solomon guessing at the truth, implores the Queen to speak.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Like the Levite and priest, I passed by on the other side, giving the place a wide berth.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
So incest is to be punished with death, Levit: 20.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
This Flame of the Presence was the beating heart of the Levitical order.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
If Candron tried to levitate himself over, he'd most likely be shot down in midair.
"What The Left Hand Was Doing" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A dominion which every article in the Levitical law enlarged and strengthened.
"The Life of David" by Anonymous
Hither, as I have said, come the young Levites to assist at the daily sacrifice.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
Thus there were in all forty-eight Levitical cities.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
There is not a word which can be fairly construed into commendation of the Levitical priesthood.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various
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In poetry:

Thrown thick o'er half a Continent,
His blood-stained victims lie;
The priest, in horror, lifts his hands,
The Levite passes by.
"The Modern Good Samaritan" by Abner Cosens
A priest of Judah, passing by,
The sufferer saw, and help denied.
A Levite toward him turned his eye,
And "passed by on the other side."
"Hymns and Odes for Charity Occasions V" by John Pierpont
Remember the poor in yon damp dismal shed,
Without food, fire, or clothing to warm them;
And not like the Priest or the Levite pass by,
But Samaritan like stop and cheer them.
"November" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
In Learning’s halls he walked—a leading lord,
He trod the sacred temple’s inner floors;
But kindness beamed in every look and word
He gave the humblest Levite at the doors.
"In Memoriam — Nicol Drysdale Stenhouse" by Henry Kendall
And from that man, beset by thieves,
And left upon the road, to die;
No aid or comfort he receives
From Priest, or Levite, passing by;
How the despised Samaritan
Proved the true neighbor to that man.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
Behold the noble, rich, and great,
From Levite, Pharisee and Priest,
Down to the lowest dregs of fate,
From mightiest even to the least;
Yes, in this motley throng we find
The palsied, sick, mute, halt, and blind.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Whether performing or talking, Lotus almost constantly flashes an illusionist's smile, as though he's about to pull some slick act of levitation you weren't expecting.
Levitating magnet coaxes nuclear fusion .
Ever since it became clear that the MC5's attempt to levitate Sun Ra's starship was basically a complete failure, like-minded subsequent units have attempted more or less successfully to improve on the blueprint.
The creator of the 'Levitated Mass' sculpture at LACMA, whose centerpiece is a 340-ton boulder, Michael Heizer is no stranger to exploring the complexities of giant stone.
Let's make one thing clear before we start digging into the details of the Knicks' levitative 108-86 win over the Orlando Magic last night: The Magic looked awfully drowsy.
The 'miracle' of the levitating slinky (cooler than it seems).
The Miracle Of The Levitating Slinky .
View full size Eric Francis, Associated Press Josh Pierce looks like he was about to levitate following the final out of Monday's elimination-game victory over Florida.
The way he describes it, it's almost like levitation.
Oh, and she eventually levitates.
Or problems could be solved by magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) vehicles.
Elevated rail, levitating cars pitched to ease I-70 ski-area travel.
The draft describes recommended practices for lifting and transporting performers to create the illusion of flying or levitation in theatrical performances.
When the car 'levitated' I was sure it was fake.
Built into the structure of the board, an electromagnetic system actually levitates the board and a system of lasers stabilizes the board while it is hovering on the display.
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In science:

Appendix: Radiation pressure Demonstration of levitation of micron-sized latex particles by radiation pressure dates back to 1970 in the experiments reported by Ashkin .
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Keywords: Flywheels; Computer Simulation; Levitation; Vortex Dynamics.
Superconducting Flywheel Model for Energy Storage Applications
Sensitive experiments searching for weak forces invariably require soft suspension for the measurement degree of freedom. A promising soft suspension with low dissipation is superconducting magnetic levitation.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
Levitation in 1-g, however, requires a large magnetic field, which tends to couple to the measurement degree of freedom through metrology errors and coil non-linearity, and stiffen the mode.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
We are grateful to Anna Levit for useful remarks and a very careful reading of the first draft of this paper.
Random Current Representation for Transverse Field Ising Models
Zoller, Cavity optomechanics using an optically-levitated microsphere, Proc.
Mirror-mediated cooling: a paradigm for particle cooling via the retarded dipole force
This mechanism is inefficient at solar metallicity, but gravitational settling and radiative levitation can work together to locally enhance metals in a driving zone in the envelope.
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
Later today I will discuss a program called viewpoints (Gazis, Levit, & Way 2010) which can be used to look at modest sized multivariate data sets on an individual desktop/laptop.
Proceedings of the 2011 New York Workshop on Computer, Earth and Space Science
Recently, a radical solution to this problem has been proposed, namely to unclamp the mechanical resonator and to use optical levitation instead [8–12].
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
Due to levitation, this challenging condition can be guaranteed by initially squeezing the ground state of the mechanical oscillator, see SM.
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
The combined properties of levitation, low bulk temperatures, and large masses, makes this setup ideally suited to design and implement protocols where the ob jects is released from the trap in order to expand the wavefunction.
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
Note added: We have become aware of a recent proposal of a levitated magnetomechanical system by M.
Quantum Magnetomechanics with Levitating Superconducting Microspheres
Nevertheless, we added a levitation coil (see Fig. 9) to the system, which can be used to control the vertical position of the atoms.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
This can occur either when the galaxy moves into regions of lower intra-cluster medium densities, where the levitating pressure is reduced, or when gas clouds move into the disk ’shadow’ where the pressure is also reduced.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Among the experiments also aimed at the B modes, EBEX is an effort based on bolometric transition edge detectors; polarization capabilities are achieved through a magnetically levitated halve wave plate.
The CMB polarization: status and prospects
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