from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The spirit of revolt against an established order; rebelliousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of a Titan; titanic force, or the like.


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  • As more research has been done directly on the Christian mystical tradition, it has become more and more clear that not only are the Christian mystics themselves not interested in their own 'experiences' understood as private, ineffable, noetic etc, but that their precise arguments are to undermine and critique the emphasis upon such exotic experiences, as a snare and spiritual delusion, leading to the vices of self-absorption and Titanism.

    About religious experience (William James, Schleiermacher etc)

  • Nor does this — its amazing strength, at all tend to cripple the graceful flexion of its motions; where infantileness of ease undulates through a Titanism of power.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • As a rebel seeking forbidden knowledge, Faust shares the Titanism of Prometheus,


  • It is not surprising that a boy of these proclivities was captivated by the stormy swing and sweep of Byron; nor that he should have caught also something of his “splendour of language,” and even, a little later, a reflection, respectable and suburban enough, of his rebellious Titanism.

    Robert Browning

  • Both are Titanic figures exactly in the pagan sense, but the form of Faustus 'Titanism is the revolt against theology.

    Among Famous Books

  • Titanism; and wherever it is found, it must always be regarded in the light of a secret treasure stolen from heaven against the will of contemptuous or jealous divinities.

    Among Famous Books

  • Here also there has been an apparently reasonable Titanism.

    Among Famous Books

  • Ixion, appeals to the conscience of the world as right; and, kindling a noble Titanism, puts the divine oppressor in the wrong.

    Among Famous Books

  • Titanism in revolt against the universe which was the inspiring spirit of Marlowe.

    Among Famous Books

  • The idea of Titanism has become the commonplace of poets.

    Among Famous Books


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