supernaturalness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n supernaturalness the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is an area located off the south-eastern Atlantic coast of the United States called the "Bermuda Triangle." It is known for a high rate of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft, which has led some people to believe that this triangle has supernatural powers
    • n Supernaturalness The quality or state of being supernatural.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n supernaturalness The state or character of being supernatural.
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Quotations

  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph%20Conrad
    “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.”
  • Rutherford Platt
    Rutherford Platt
    “We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
  • Amelia E. Barr
    Amelia E. Barr
    “Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.”
  • Edward Abbey
    Edward Abbey
    “Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.”

Usage

In literature:

The sentinels of the latter were seized with supernatural horror, and fled, 'and after the sentinels went the army.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Mr. Kirk, of Aberfeldy, published a work descriptive of these supernatural beings.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
The second Gospel is saturated with the lowest supernaturalism.
"Collected Essays, Volume V" by T. H. Huxley
This, to be sure, gave him at first no trouble on the score of anything supernatural.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
But there are things you say, which seem to me supernatural, for reasons which I know and for reasons which I don't know.
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
No composer ever dealt more freely in the supernatural than Spohr.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
It insists on the supernatural character of the Buddha.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
No attempt was made to invest "lo spettro del padre del Amleto" with supernatural graces.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
In the Canadian parishes faith is simple, with a pronounced taste for the supernatural.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
It discredits supernatural stories that have some foundation, simply by telling natural stories that have no foundation.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
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In poetry:

I shall not see its like again! the brow
Of passive marble, purely aureoled,--
As some pale lily in the afterglow,--
With supernatural gold.
"Remembered" by Madison Julius Cawein
The world moves on; let none essay
To block it in its onward course,
Lest they like chaff be swept away
As by a supernatural force;
For laggards progress does not wait--
Keep pace with time or bide your fate.
"Father Of Universal Man" by Joseph Horatio Chant
It was a supernatural effort, but she succeeded at last,
And Jenny thanked God when the danger was past,
But at the same instant the silence was broke
By a loud explosion, which soon filled the mine with smoke.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
There were big apples lying on the ground,
Shining, quite still, as though they had been stunned
By some great violent spirit stalking through,
Leaving a deep and supernatural calm
Round a dead beetle upturned in a furrow.
"Silence" by Walter James Turner

In news:

Supernatural mixes with stealth and swordplay for role-playing gamer.
Followers of Various Faiths Differ on Natural, Supernatural Explanations for Tsunami.
When it comes to matters of the mystical, The Astrology Store is a supernatural Shangri-La.
"Supernatural" started in 2005 as a simple horror television show.
ABC has bought a supernatural adventure drama script from Chris Morgan and Jason Fuchs based on the Disneyland and Disney World roller-coaster ride.
Watch Supernatural Wednesdays at 8pm.
'Supernatural' Midseason Finale: Sam and Dean Have Never Been Further Apart.
Instead of meeting at a class reunion or for brunch, I joined an old elementary school classmate and her friend at a graveyard to seek the supernatural.
It does not matter that the movie uses the conventions of the horror genre, explaining the man's desire in supernatural terms.
'Supernatural' Post-Mortem : Producers Tease A Dark (But Fun.
'True Blood': If everybody's supernatural, then nobody is.
Supernatural romance — with a psychological twist.
Arts and Culture Supernatural romance — with a psychological twist.
SUPERNATURAL Pictured (L-R): Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester.
Older people are more likely than adolescents to turn to supernatural explanations in hard times.
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In science:

Suppose that, for some pair of relatively prime supernatural numbers p and q of infinite type such that Mp ⊗ Mq ∼= Q, T R(A ⊗ Mp) ≤ 1, T R(B ⊗ Mp) ≤ 1, T R(A ⊗ Mq) ≤ 1 and T R(B ⊗ Mq)) ≤ 1.
Asymptotically Unitary Equivalence and Classification of Simple Amenable C*-algebras
Then T R(A ⊗ Mp) ≤ 1 for al l supernatural numbers p of infinite type if and only if there exists one supernatural number q of infinite type such that T R(A ⊗ Mq) ≤ 1.
The Range of a Class of Classifiable Separable Simple Amenable C*-Algebras
Suppose that there is a supernatural number q of infinite type such that T R(A⊗Mq) ≤ 1.
The Range of a Class of Classifiable Separable Simple Amenable C*-Algebras
Suppose that there exists a supernatural number q of infinite type for which T R(A ⊗ Mq) = 0.
The Range of a Class of Classifiable Separable Simple Amenable C*-Algebras
Then, for al l supernatural number p of infinite type, T R(A ⊗ Mp) = 0.
The Range of a Class of Classifiable Separable Simple Amenable C*-Algebras
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