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- n. The quality of being otherworldly
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being otherworldly; a disposition to act in this life with reference to another or future world; conduct of life prompted by a hope of heaven.
- n. Reference to or insistence upon the existence of another world beyond the present; ideality; spirituality; the quality of being visionary.
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- n. concern with things of the spirit
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I guess the same content of otherworldliness is treated totally differently depending on who you are.
His feet are planted on earth and no kind of otherworldliness shall be allowed to contaminate his mind or divert him from the inevitable process of history which is shaping the destiny of the world with its "iron necessity."
However, the historical record makes clear that instead of passive acceptance rooted in “otherworldliness,” many black clergy encouraged their parishioners to participate in the marches, protests, and sit-ins of the civil rights era.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols: A brilliantly written little assault on Platonic otherworldliness in all itsforms
My teeth chattered, not from the weather, but from the cold, otherworldliness of the scene.
The intellectual and moral stains of the world's religions -- the misogyny, otherworldliness, narcissism, and illogic -- are so ugly and indelible as to render all religious language suspect.
His otherworldliness has long relegated him to the role of a "rather wimpish junior partner" to the more robust figure of William Morris in the Arts and Crafts movement.
The composer's only opera, "Pelléas et Mélisande," is indeed a triumph of hermeticism and otherworldliness.
"It's obvious she has great intelligence and great beauty, but there's an otherworldliness to her that gives her something unique."
But Desolation Road really looks like a world I want to visit - the cover goes for beauty as well as otherworldliness.