• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spirituousness The quality or state of being spirituous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spirituousness The character of being spirituous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Spirituousness the quality of being spirituous: stimulating quality: ardour: activity
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  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth”
  • Francois FeNelon
    “All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.”
  • Oliver St. John Gogarty
    Oliver St. John Gogarty
    “His spiritual life has been exaggerated by a chronic attack of mental gallstones.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “The valid research for the future is on the inner side, on the spiritual side.”
  • Swami Ramdas
    Swami Ramdas
    “All spiritual disciplined are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spiritus, a breath—spirāre, to breathe.


In literature:

You will hold yourself responsible for their spiritual welfare.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
His sympathy, his sweetness, his quick spiritual feeling drew the stories out of her.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It is a highly creative force which is spiritual in nature.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
The few writings left behind him show him to have been a profound thinker of rare spiritual insight.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Amid these surroundings a man ill, lonely, threatened with blindness, can easily feel what I may call the spiritual challenge of the ages.
"The Conquest of Fear" by Basil King
The women of India have intuitively understood the spiritual nature of the struggle.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
To those who are spiritually minded, to hear of a society holding spiritual views, is like marrow to their bones.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
From these the Christian fled as fatal enemies to his spiritual elevation.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
He was ambitious; he would become a mighty spiritual potentate.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
Things temporal were mixed up with things spiritual in his discourses.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord

In poetry:

And blend the poet's holocaustic fire,
Which burns
The earth-growth from the spiritual desire,
With all the lower life that ever spurns
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
Held spiritual companions; there
A light, which others could not see,
Shone in her heart, and everywhere —
To die was only to be free!
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
Then, then it is I love to drift
Upon the flood-tide's lazy swirls,
While from the level rice fields lift
The spiritu'ls of darky girls.
"Carolina Spring Song" by William Hervey Allen Jr
To purest joys she all invites,
Chaste, holy, spiritual delights;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her flowery paths are peace.
"Hymn XIV: Happy the Man That Finds the Grace" by Charles Wesley
The bravest soul truly conquers all,
In seeing God in our fellow man,
This planet is just a spinning ball
Of God's wondrous spiritual plan.
"The Bravest Soul" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
O living will that shalt endure
When all that seems shall suffer shock,
Rise in the spiritual rock,
Flow thro' our deeds and make them pure,
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

He said the old-fashion revival is part of a new evangelist outreach effort at a 120-year-old District congregation that has a proud legacy of spirituality, community service and social activism.
She also served as president of the denomination 's Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops, taking on the duties of chief administrative officer and spiritual leader for the 100,000 members of her flock.
It was a sacred place that defined the cultural explorations of the mid-'60s, a spiritual beacon to all acid-dropping searchers throughout the cosmos.
ORANGE — Is prayer a spiritual exercise where much like physical exercise, we expect some results for our efforts, or is it more like a business deal where we contract with God and walk away with our purchase.
For more than 30 years, Hospice Maui has been committed to providing Maui residents in need with quality, compassionate care to help ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain associated with terminal illness.
Hospice Maui cares for the island's terminally ill patients and their families, providing quality, compassionate care to help ease the physical, emotional and spiritual pain associated with illness.
Discerning Spiritual Climates and Battling Jezebel's Witchcrafts.
I was raised in spiritual warfare.
It also agrees with the other gospels that this was a spiritual mystery that involved the salvation of the world.
Sending one member on 'the most exciting journey of spiritual growth and service'.
Red Wheel Weiser, best known for its New Age, spiritual and inspirational titles, its broadening the scope of its program by acquiring Disinformation Books from the Disinformation Company.
Elizabeth Farnsworth reports from the holy city of Qom about the impact of Shiite spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's Web site, which dispenses advice and philosophy to his followers.
Champlin group endeavors to open hearts, minds to intercultural and spiritual understanding.
Friday is Friday, thank God, the night to forget the week's myriad disappointments with a post-vocational program of alcohol, bar food, loud music, and other spiritual unguents.
A spiritual appeal to drum up rainfall.

In science:

If this feeling be not deceptive, if our effort be a spiritual force, and an indeterminate one, then of course it contributes coequally with the cerebral conditions to the result.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
Emotion Processing Effects on Interference Resolution in Working Memory. Emotion, 8(2), 267-280. Levine, D. S. & Perlovsky, L. I. (2008) Neuroscientific insights on Biblical myths: Simplifying heuristics versus careful thinking: Scientific analysis of millennial spiritual issues.
Curiosity and Pleasure
Music may be considered to link all of the emotional, spiritual, and physical elements of the universe.
Music in Terms of Science
Fern´andez who gave to them material and spiritual support at the starting time of their research work.
Geometric Algebras
The Sokal affair gives us a good opportunity to reformulate, on a new and rigorous basis, not only the conditions for the dialogue between the hard sciences and the humanities, but also of the dialogue between science and culture, science and society and science and spirituality.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms