American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Making or tending to make divine.
- adj. Of or characterized by divine or godlike nature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making divine; deifying.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Making divine; producing a likeness to God; god-making.
- adj. characterized by divine or godlike nature
- Latin deificus; deus ("god") + facio ("I make"): compare French déifique. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin deificus : Latin deus, god. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In a post-industrial London, Whitecapel has been walled off by the strange deific figure known as Grandfather Clock, inscrutible and unwilling consort to the even more unfathomable Mama Engine.”
“It also could support the 'seeding' scenario, or even some form of original Intelligent Design by a deific or multidimensional uber-being.”
“Against the darkness the living stood out in sharp relief: Wynne and Zoo with their rainbow-colored auras, methodically reducing the Jeep and its lone Shadowling occupant to scraps; Nansee in deific white making the aged truck move like a sportscar on a straightaway; a yellow-tinged Shadowling fighting a muddy-colored silhouette that Kira belatedly recognized as Khefar.”
““I say Be allied to the deific power, and all that is good will aid your journey, as the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.””
“I know, not exactly deific, but hey, there has to be at least one major religion out there that worships someone for being Jewish then dying, right?”
“Rick Warren, it appears, retains deific powers to warp the minds of so many into rabid gibberish.”
“I'm sure the Clintons would be flattered by the practically deific power you grant them, particularly HRC.”
“Just as within the political arena, the world of Corporate America remains vigilant examining the ebb and flow pertaining to the whims of public opinion and whichever deific personality is in charge at any given time.”
“We have reached such a point of idiotic political correctness that some words have taken on a deific persona and merely to use them guaranties that all critical thought must be stifled in order to offer the obligatory deference.”
“That's the one that dies with the body (ashes to ashes and all that), but is re-created some ages down the road when the dust gets a new lease on life through deific fiat (or universal deflation and time reversal, whichever comes first).”
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