Definitions

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  • adj. Supernatural, beyond the physical realm, immaterial, unearthly, preternatural, metaphysical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Above or transcending physical laws; supernatural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Superior to matter; higher than the physical; immaterial.

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Examples

  • The view I develop, on the basis of recent psychological research, is that projective disgust has its origin in a discomfort with one's own body and its messier animal aspects, including sexuality, and that, in a defense mechanism, disgust is then projected outward onto vulnerable groups who are characterized as hyperphysical and hypersexual.

    The Nation

  • Michael Tomasky chimes in on Mike Huckabee using the phrase "ick factor" to describe gay sex, and notes that the person Huckabee claims originated the phrase not only did not do so, but actually was identifying people who exhibit "projective disgust:" projective disgust has its origin in a discomfort with one's own body and its messier animal aspects, including sexuality, and that, in a defense mechanism, disgust is then projected outward onto vulnerable groups who are characterized as hyperphysical and hypersexual.

    Streak's Blog

  • The soul, mind, or whatever we call the subject or source of these immaterial states or activities, must be therefore some kind of hyperphysical agent or power.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • You quote instances of the hyperphysical and hysterical.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Two years later, when he gave up baseball for the life of an evangelist, his verbal facility, italicized by his hyperphysical platform style, put him on his way to becoming the most successful American preacher of his era, perhaps the most successful one ever.

    LAST CALL

  • In the most successful of the methods used, a purely mechanical means, he found it possible to rotate living creatures instantaneously into and out of the hyperphysical existence without harm.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • With our existence transferred to the hyperphysical plane, we'll be whisked along the minute ray of the super-microscope, which is now trained on the place we are to visit.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • We shall not only enter the hyperphysical plane, but shall project ourselves into the delectable world of the microcosmos and there emerge as entities adaptable to the greatly different existence.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • There is a plane which in 3281 was designated by Rollin D4Y as the hyperphysical plane.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • The rodent passed into the hyperphysical plane all right, but was returned fearfully distorted and in a dying condition.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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