divinity

Definitions

  • The Divine Shepherd
    The Divine Shepherd
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n divinity the quality of being divine "ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs"
    • n divinity the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
    • n divinity white creamy fudge made with egg whites
    • n divinity any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320 feet from end to end.
    • Divinity A celestial being, inferior to the supreme God, but superior to man. "God . . . employing these subservient divinities ."
    • Divinity A pretended deity of pagans; a false god. "Beastly divinities , and droves of gods."
    • Divinity Something divine or superhuman; supernatural power or virtue; something which inspires awe. "They say there is divinity in odd numbers.""There's such divinity doth hedge a king."
    • Divinity The Deity; the Supreme Being; God. "This the divinity that within us."
    • Divinity The science of divine things; the science which treats of God, his laws and moral government, and the way of salvation; theology. "Divinity is essentially the first of the professions."
    • Divinity The state of being divine; the nature or essence of God; deity; godhead. "When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 90% believe in divine retribution.
    • n divinity The character of being divine; deity; godhead; the nature of God; divine nature.
    • n divinity [capitalized] God; the Deity; the Supreme Being: generally with the definite article.
    • n divinity In general, a celestial being; a divine being, or one regarded as divine; a deity.
    • n divinity That which is divine in character or quality; a divine attribute; supernatural power or virtue.
    • n divinity The science of divine things; the science which treats of the character of God, his laws and moral government, the duties of man, and the way of salvation; theology: as, a system of divinity; a doctor of divinity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Divinity di-vin′i-ti godhead: the nature or essence of God: God: a celestial being: any god: the science of divine things: theology
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Quotations

  • Arthur Rimbaud
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    “Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.”
  • Harold Lokes
    Harold Lokes
    “An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.”
  • James Tyler Kent
    James Tyler Kent
    “While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the Divine, the knowledge relates to man.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo, the more he can remember the more divine his life becomes.”
  • Meher Baba
    Meher Baba
    “A mind that is fast is sick. A mind that is slow is sound. A mind that is still is divine.”

Idioms

To err is human, to forgive divine - This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. divinité, L. divinitas,. See Divine (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Divine.

Usage

In literature:

It now receives its heart back, and grows into a new and divine life.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
As to the divine Caesars, every one thinks as I do.
"A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete" by Georg Ebers
You have no direct divine warrant for the divine authorship of the Scriptures.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
Divine justice, as stated by our divines, is undoubtedly a quality very proper to cherish in us the love of the Divinity.
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
There I acquired a picture of the Divine Mother in the form of the Goddess Kali.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
I divined that the kind-hearted composer had a motive in this invitation.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Divine persons are ever with it, strengthening and guiding it with perpetual miracles.
"Lothair" by Benjamin Disraeli
Phidian or Michael Angelesque forms gather their own peculiar associations of divinity or power.
"Imaginations and Reveries" by (A.E.) George William Russell
The divinity within feels its affinity with the divinity revealed in beauty, or any other abstract idea.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
This divine interposition is wholly based on a divine and infinite love.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
That it is simply the Creed of the Western Church is affirmed by many Protestant divines, and some of these divines of our Church.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
CREATION cannot be from any other source than from divine love, by divine wisdom in divine use, 183.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
What sad confusion of thought the pro-slavery influences, to which some great divines have yielded, have wrought in them!
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
It is not a body of divinity, it is the soul of divinity.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
ACOEMETAE, an order of monks in the 5th century who by turns kept up a divine service day and night.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
They felt its divinity, and regarded it as a divine communication.
"Nature and Culture" by Harvey Rice
He revives the sense of duty, he kindles a Divine sorrow in the hearts of the people.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
To sin in the one case is to yield to a temptation; to sin in the other is to resist a Divine grace.
"The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)" by George Adam Smith
We are beginning to break down the limitations which have been presumptuously cast around the conceptions of the Divine teachings.
"Ghosts I Have Seen" by Violet Tweedale
Divine right of kings.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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In poetry:

That spark of heav'n's ethereal flame,
Thro' endless years shall shine;
And prove by its eternal life,
Its origin divine.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
And can such rebels be restored?
Such natures made divine?
Let sinners see thy glory, Lord,
And feel this power of thine.
"Hymn 159" by Isaac Watts
I've seen thy glory and thy power
Through all thy temple shine;
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,
That vision so divine.
"Psalm 63 part 1" by Isaac Watts
I scarcely knew your hair was gold,
Nor of the heavens' own blue your eyes.
Sylvia and song, divinely mixt,
Made Paradise.
"To Sylvia" by Amy Levy
"And for thy suffering, what to thee
Is that? or care of thine?
Thou living branch upon the tree
Whose root is the Divine!
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
Oh not alone, high o'er our reach,
Our joys and griefs beyond!
To him 'tis joy divine to teach
Where human hearts respond;
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald

In news:

Ricky Moore came here to pursue a South Asian Studies master's degree at the Divinity School at University of Chicago.
Members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Judith Jamison's "Divining" at the opening night gala.
Divine Mercy Image by Vilnius.
But like most women — divine or not — the goddess was more complex than that.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Aug 14, at Divine Savior Parish, St Mary Lake Church Chapel.
Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer Egg roll with vermicelli: Chunks of divinely crispy egg rolls cut in chunks, served over small bowls of thin rice noodles with lightly pickled white radish, carrot and cucumber.
Tommy's Onion Bag: City seek divine inspiration.
Divine forces were guiding Smarty Jones up the sacred slopes of Mt Olympus.
Divine Inspiration - bottle up and go.
Maybe it was divine intervention.
Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School aims to deal with war's unseen damage.
Business card holders are one of the many accessories that will be on display at the Divine Boutique booth at Turf Valley Resort's luxury home show.
Writer + performer + producer + filmmaker = storyteller Divinity Rose sums up her range of pursuits--writer, performer, producer, filmmaker--as a storyteller.
Jehovah's Witnesses and modern critics of the divinity of Christ allege that the council was merely a tool of imperial manipulation.
Just what the recent miracle is that's been attributed to the intercession or divine intervention of Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lil...
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In science:

Wildberger, Divine Proportions: Rational trigonometry to universal geometry, WildEgg, 2005.
Ramdom walks on hypergroup of circles in finite fields
Laplace’s research on the stability of the solar system without divine intervention .
How Random Is Quantum Randomness? An Experimental Approach
Feynman divined that a quantum simulator — a special-purpose "analog" processor built using quantum particles (qubits) — would be inherently adept at such problems [4, 5].
Engineered 2D Ising interactions on a trapped-ion quantum simulator with hundreds of spins
The factors of the classification of protein amino acids. GLASNIK of Montenegrin Academy of Science and arts, 13, 173-194. Rakočević, M. M., 2004a. Further generalization of Golden mean in relation to Euler’s „divine“ equation.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
OT/0610044. Rakočević, M. M., 2006b. Further Generalization of Golden Mean in Relation to Euler Divine Equation. math.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
Clinical trials methodologists note, with some alarm, how few cluster randomized trials explicitly make note of cluster-level assignment and account for it in the analysis (Divine et al. (1992); MacLennan et al. (2003); Isaakidis and Ioannidis (2003)).
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
Divine, G., Brown, J. and Frazier, L. (1992).
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The first measurements of trigonometric parallax in the 1830s led to a revolution in establishing the distance scale of the Universe, and in divining the physical properties of the stars.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
For instance, the authors of Ref.3, consider the dodecahedron as dice for divination; as previously told, these are biased dice, therefore providing just one sort.
Roman Dodecahedron as dioptron: analysis of freely available data
For su(2) and su(3) algebro-geometrical problem in some of these cases is beforehand divined and calculations are being performed using Vafa — Witten’s method (geometric vanishing situation).
Testing S-duality conjecture and exceptional bundles
You can not make a bread into a divine body if it is only atoms, they say.” Indeed, someone filed a denounce against Galileo claiming that is theory was against the dogma of transustantiation.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
And with Democritean science there was political problems already in Roman times: A leftist scholar, Farrington, claims that political stability was thought to reside in some platonic tricks, lies, proposed in ”Republic”: a solid set of unskeptic faith going up the pyramid until the divine celestial gods.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
Phil lips, Wal lace, Divine, and Mandelsweig [PWM].
Electromagnetic structure of the deuteron
To divine the exact nature of the tower including the spacings between the modes and the corresponding eigenfunctions, requires us to solve the graviton equation of motion.
Living on the edge in a spacetime with multiple warping
In fact, the ancient Greeks found it a very interesting and divine number.
h-analogue of Fibonacci Numbers
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