seraphic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj seraphic having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub "an angelic smile","a cherubic face","looking so seraphic when he slept","a sweet disposition"
    • adj seraphic of or relating to an angel of the first order "he imagined a seraphic presence in the room"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Seraphic Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined. "Seraphic arms and trophies.""Seraphical fervor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • seraphic Pertaining to a seraph or seraphs; angelic; celestial: as, seraphic trophies; seraphic harmonies.
    • seraphic Worthy of a seraph; superhuman; pure; refined from grossness.
    • n seraphic A zealot; an enthusiastic sectary: in allusion to the burning zeal of such persons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Seraphic pertaining to, or becoming, a seraph: angelic: pure: sublime: refined
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. séraphique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb. Serāphīmsāraph, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

Francis was emotional, mystical, seraphic; Arnold was cultured, cold, and critical.
"A Handful of Stars" by Frank W. Boreham
Happiness lay beside him steering the boat, a seraph worked the oars, the land ahead must be paradise.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I am not perfect, by any means: and really, I feel oppressed by the company of a seraph.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Mrs. Shaw entered, no longer the seraph of twenty months ago.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods
The poor black man understood the gallery, for the face of his child answered to that of Raphael's cherub and seraph.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
What a seraphic voice!
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
The mystic pilgrimage to Assisi, the "Seraphic City," prefigures itself almost as a journey to the Mount of Vision.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Wellhausen surmises that the seraphs of the Jews are to be traced to some such origin.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
You answer to the name of Seraph Flambeau.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
And in their dense ignorance they blaspheme living fire, seraph-brought from a divine altar.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:

To waft the voice of praise
To Him who reigns above,
Which blends with burning lays
Of Seraph's holy love.
"Sin Of The Choral Singer" by James Avis Bartley
Young Seraph, go and lake thy song to heaven,
We would not grow unhappy with our lot,
Leave us the simple love the earth hath given—
Sing where thou wilt, so that we hear thee not.
"Postscript" by Richard Le Gallienne
THE ANGEL
And whence thy sadness in a world of bliss
Where never parting comes, nor mourner's tear?
Art thou, too, dreaming of a mortal's kiss
Amid the seraphs of the heavenly sphere?
"Homesick In Heaven" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ah ! let me gaze upon that seraph smile
Whose sunshine still can warm this desert breast ;
Still let those accents spread their magic wile
That sweetly oft have lull'd my woes to rest.
"To My Best Friend" by Laura Sophia Temple
When time, life, and all that we mortals hold dear,
Like visions, like dreams, shall at last disappear,
Though raised among seraphs to realms above,
Unshaken shall flourish the thought that I love.
"Fixed Love" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Is there, in bowers of endless spring,
One known from all the seraph band
By softer voice, by smile and wing
More exquisitely bland!
Here let him speed: to-day this hallowed air
Is fragrant with a mother's first and fondest prayer.
"Churching Of Women" by John Keble

In news:

1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Limousine .
Proceeds to benefit The Seraph Fund for Science Renovation Project.
Bonaventure High School begins a fund raising campaign for 'The Seraph Fund for Science Lab Renovation Project'.
Seraph Lamb Kuczynski, 70, of 26 Cass Street, Westfield, N.Y.
SERAPH , Pilobolus world premiere.
Builders of Seraph Aviation Milestones.
About Behold the Seraph .
The members of Seraphic Fire are shown in this promotional photograph.
Seraphic Fire show Friday.
In less than seven years, music conductor Patrick Duprè Quigley has built the Seraphic Fire choir to earn the applause of South Florida audiences and national recognition.
Seraphs Finally Return Home.
A Seraph with six fiery and shining wings are the key words that St Bonaventure used in describing the scene on Mount La Verna where St Francis received the stigmata .
Courtesy photo Gabrielle Tinto ,a soprano who graduated from Nottingham High School in 1996, is a member of Seraphic Fire, a Miami-based choral ensemble.
No celebration of human endeavour stirs Australian passions quite like the Olympics -- not the Nobel Prize, not the Australia Day Awards, not even the seraphic spheres of sainthood.
The Seraphs advanced to the Pac-5 semifinals with a 27-21 overtime win.
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