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  • n. The state or quality of being numinous.


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From numinous +‎ -ness.


  • The numinousness also takes a strange form, because the books are about the Fall and about creating a "Republic of Heaven."

    Let's talk about a different book: a fantasy story that even A.S. Byatt could love.

  • The UC Berkeley professor and award-winning author, reliably visible at fundraisers, colloquia and protest rallies, seems one of those figures whose persona has acquired a certain moral numinousness in the public mind - much the way Japan designates its best artists Living

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • He said, 'I believe we permanently lost contact of the possibilities of being in touch with the numinousness of an ancient civilization.'

    Austin360 - XL Headlines

  • Therein lies some of the numinousness that surround issues of how we determine methods of theological interpretation.

    Inhabitatio Dei

  • A personal God, majestic in his spender and magnitude, possessing in his person the qualities of ineffability, incomparability, numinousness, and immutability.

    ExChristian.Net -- encouraging ex-Christians

  • Shade as 'a gothic novel of a kind '; it echoes his preoccupation elsewhere with the irrational, the numinousness of things. "

    GreenCine Daily


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