Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being divine; divinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being divine; superhuman or supreme excellence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Divinity; participation in the divine nature: as, the divineness of the Scriptures.
  • n. Excellence in the supreme degree.

Etymologies

divine +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The relations of family and of the State, of business and social life, are to be restored to the divineness which belongs to them, or rather, the divineness which is inalienable from them is to be recognised.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

  • Though Hillary has drawn this election out thus far; something good came out of this the Clintons have shown us their true heart and spirit and that is divineness, selfishness and yes their racism as well.

    Clinton reviewing 'options' - but says superdelegates could shift

  • But, I must take the responsibility and I am appalled by my bigotry, even more than I am appalled when a friend refuses to understand the inequities of the criminal justice system or the code words of divineness spoken by our presidential candidates.

    A WHITE RACIST �� COMMITTED TO "A MORE PERFECT UNION"

  • She of the spiked heels and pink-tammed poodle: her divineness, Miss Snark!

    Archive 2006-04-02

  • So certainly, if a man meditate much upon the universal frame of nature, the earth with men upon it (the divineness of souls except) will not seem much other than an ant-hill, whereas some ants carry corn, and some carry their young, and some go empty, and all to and fro a little heap of dust.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • And therefore, it was ever thought to have some participation of divineness, because it doth raise and erect the mind, by submitting the shows of things to the desires of the mind; whereas reason doth buckle and bow the mind unto the nature of things.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Nor can it be questioned from what stands on legendary record of this noble horse, that it was his spiritual whiteness chiefly, which so clothed him with divineness; and that this divineness had that in it which, though commanding worship, at the same time enforced a certain nameless terror.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • All this while, here is not one tittle of the church and its testimony; and if that be the only means whereby men can be assured of the divineness of the word, how comes Christ to overlook it?

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Scripture pure and entire, and to hold it forth to others, and endeavour to persuade them of its divineness, and so to perform the part of a teacher, we are willing likewise to yield.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Spirit hath given me new eyes, and enabled me to see the divineness of it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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