Definitions

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  • adj. Having to do with the psyche.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the soul; psychical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the soul; spiritual; psychic.

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Examples

  • It is needless to demonstrate that a poem is such, only inasmuch as it intensely excites, by elevating, the soul; and all intense excitements are, through a psychal necessity, brief.

    The Philosophy of Composition

  • But all excitements are, through a psychal necessity, transient.

    The Poetic Principle

  • Modern discoveries, indeed, in what may be termed ethical magnetism or magneto-aesthetics, render it probable that the most natural, and, consequently, the truest and most intense of the human affections are those which arise in the heart as if by electric sympathy -- in a word, that the brightest and most enduring of the psychal fetters are those which are riveted by a glance.

    The Spectacles

  • Let us suppose only, that the soul of the man of to-day is upon the verge of some stupendous psychal discoveries.

    A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

  • Slowly -- with a tortoise gradation -- approached the faint gray dawn of the psychal day.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 2

  • Modern discoveries, indeed, in what may be termed ethical magnetism or magnetoesthetics, render it probable that the most natural, and, consequently, the truest and most intense of the human affections are those which arise in the heart as if by electric sympathy -- in a word, that the brightest and most enduring of the psychal fetters are those which are riveted by a glance.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe — Volume 3

  • "I sent for you to-night," he said, "not so much to administer to my bodily ailment, as to satisfy me concerning certain psychal impressions which, of late, have occasioned me much anxiety and surprise.

    Tales.

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