Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of god.
  • n. The highest platform, or upper circle, in an auditorium.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of god.

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Examples

  • Then again the Assyrian conquerors take especial pride in carrying off with them the statues of the gods of the nations they subdue, and never fail to record the fact in these words: "I carried away _their gods_," beyond a doubt with the idea that, in so doing, they put it out of their enemies 'power to procure the assistance of their divine protectors.

    Chaldea From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria

  • Above all the phantasmata of gods and goddesses who descended to the plains of Troy, and mingled in the din and strife of battle, we can recognize an overshadowing, all-embracing Power and Providence that dwells on high, which never descends into the battle-field, and is never seen by mortal eyes -- _the Universal King and Father, -- the "God of gods_."

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy or, the relation between spontaneous and reflective thought in Greece and the positive teaching of Christ and His Apostles

  • Tomorrow, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: When a lawmaker named Elijah Cummings is the guest of honor at a fundraiser thrown by a guy named Floyd Malveau, the name gods smile.

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  • I swear, I have angered the title gods somehow, and nothing seems to want to emblazon the cover of this book. *stabs title gods*

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  • Lowercase the word gods in references to the deities of polytheistic religions.

    Essential Guide to Business Style and Usage

  • Then there's bufes, what he calls gods, 'n they can be devils.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • We must never forget that what we call gods in ancient mythologies are not substantial, living, individual beings, of whom we can predicate this or that.

    India: What can it teach us? A Course of Lectures Delivered before the University Of Cambridge

  • The senate, on the motion of some of the leading mem* bers, devised a new form of oath, by which they called the gods to witness, that no man by any act of theirs had been aggrieved, and that they themselves had derived no kind of advantage from the calamity of the times.

    The Works of Cornelius Tacitus

  • A man having thus gained a belief that there are more than human actors in life's tragedy, the idea that disease is also a manifestation of some invisible being's wrath and power seems to me natural and easy; and he knows you can get another man for a consideration to kill or harm a third party, and so he thinks that, for a consideration, you can also get one of these superhuman beings, which we call gods or devils, but which the African regards in another light, to do so.

    Travels in West Africa

  • My newly planted lichee, fig, and olive thank the rain gods, and so do I. Tomorrow we'll see the road damage, bound to be severe .... the unpaved roads, I mean.

    Rain

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  • "He said that he had seen from the gods my peerless globes as I sat in a box of the Theatre Royal at a command performance of La Cigale."
    Joyce, Ulysses, 15

    February 6, 2007