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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Honored or worshiped as a deity; treated with supreme regard; godlike.


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  • Thus Chun-ti is sometimes described as a deified Chinese General and sometimes identified with the Indian goddess Marîcî.

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  • And is it just a coincidence that "deified" is a palindrome?

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  • According to Christian theology, the saint is "deified," - not because Atman is Brahman, but because God has assimilated the purified human spirit in to the divine substance by an act of grace.

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  • The problem is when the belief is moving from messiah to a kind of deified messiah and as this begins to be understood by the Jews, then opposition to this movement is no longer a political thing.

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  • Cyril says (quoted in the acts of the Council of Chalcedon, part ii, act. 1) that the Divine nature "is incarnate"; and Gregory Nazianzen says (Ep. i ad Cledon.) that the human nature is "deified," as appears from Damascene (De Fide Orth. iii, 6, 11).

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  • But the converse of this is not true, viz. that a suppositum of human nature assumed the Divine Nature; hence we may not say a "deified" or

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  • In other words the dead king would be "deified," or at any rate credited with the ability to confer even greater boons than he was able to do when alive.

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  • And now, just now when war had set its seal of sacrifice upon all young men in uniform, he as a soldier had risen to a kind of deified class set apart for hero worship, nothing more.

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  • A sage who was 'deified' by his disciples told them: 'Why do you like so much to deify me, why don't you emulate me instead'.

  • We have kind of deified the eyeball and said well, we're allowed to use the auditory pathway, we're allowed to grow that right from birth but got to wait for that visual pathway.

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  • Thanks to deified, this is a palindrome containing palindromes.

    February 18, 2009