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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or employing an anagoge

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  • adj. Mystical; having a secondary spiritual meaning

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as anagogical.
  • n. A mystical or spiritual interpretation, especially of Scripture.

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  • adj. based on or exemplifying anagoge


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  • I mean, how many times can an anagogic demon pinch himself in one night?


  • He was an anagogic demon, with the ability to read people and demons while they sang.


  • Theologians discov - ered in rhetoric the devices for interpreting theological writings; the recognition of the four possible “senses” of a work (literal, allegorical, moral, anagogic) resulted from a transposition into the spiritual domain of inter - pretative techniques developed for mundane works.


  • Kawa Kendi, a man in early middle age, powerful and lithe-limbed, sat as motionless as the King, his father, staring, as did all, with the fixed stare of the anagogic.


  • We find it, for instance, in the criticism of Virgil, to whose work were attributed four distinct meanings: literal, allegorical, moral, and anagogic.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • In them he comments on the texts of sacred Scripture presented by the liturgy, using the Patristic-Medieval interpretation of the four meanings: the literal or historical, the allegorical or Christological, the tropological or moral, and the anagogic, which guides to eternal life.

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  • —into the unbeating hearts of vampires everywhere, Gunn slipped behind the front desk to join Cordelia Chase and Lorne, the green-skinned anagogic demon and sometimes Angel Investigations telephone receptionist, in front of the television set.


  • n. - spiritual exaltation; mystical interpretation of sacred works such as the Bible. anagogic (al), anagogig adj. - relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult; gnostic n. - selected parts of a literary work or works



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  • preferred definition: "deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious." As in, "an anagogic refinement of the universe."

    November 12, 2015