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  • adj. wild and ecstatic


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  • Nietzsche recognized these impulses as Satanic – dionysiac – in quality.

    Lyndon LaRouche on Satanism by Grand Magister Blackwood | Disinformation

  • He thought of dionysiac rites among various backward peoples and asked with great care,

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  • As in "The Blithedale Romance" (based on Concord's Brook Farm), a utopian experiment unravels; as in "The Maypole of Merry Mount," puritanical elders squash a neighboring community of dionysiac cultists.

    Trouble In 'Paradise'

  • Pericles was known as "The Olympian," not only for his intelligence and his aloofness from the more garrulous and dionysiac social life of the city, but for his ease and beauty of expression.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • When she laid eyes on the bizarre, satyrical figure of Gibreel Farishta prancing and dionysiac in the snow, Rosa Diamond did not think of _say it_ angels.

    The Satanic Verses

  • If there is a single modern orchestral work that can be compared to either of the two great ballets of Strawinsky for rhythmical vitality, it is "Daphnis et Chloé," with its flaming dionysiac pulses, its "pipes and timbrels," its wild ecstasy.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Between him and Debussy there is the difference between the apollonian and the dionysiac, between the smooth, level, contained, perfect, and the darker, more turbulent, passionate, and instinctive.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • In general, increase of the productive powers of labor requires an increase of relative physical-capital intensity, as well as scientific-technological intensity, including improved qualities and degrees of education, and including greater required emphasis on Classical forms of culture, rather than dionysiac revels.

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  • "This is no more a dionysiac culture than yours or mine.

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  • Great word! Rolls off the tongue. Too bad the early computer-makers stopped at Eniac and Illiac.

    July 1, 2008

  • Pertaining to the greek god Dionysius, the twice-born.

    July 1, 2008