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  • adj. of or relating to a seraph or the seraphim
  • adj. pure and sublime

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a seraph or seraphs; angelic; celestial: as, seraphic trophies; seraphic harmonies.
  • Worthy of a seraph; superhuman; pure; refined from grossness.
  • n. A zealot; an enthusiastic sectary: in allusion to the burning zeal of such persons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
  • adj. of or relating to an angel of the first order


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  • A contrast to Klopstock's "seraphic" sentimentalism is offered in the sensualism of Christopher Martin Wieland (1733-1813).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • These were the kind of seraphic pleasures he took in living.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

  • Pausing there in his course, with fire and tenderness breaking out in his face and manner, that gave him a kind of seraphic look, the speaker burst forth into a description of the love of Christ, that before long bowed the heads and hearts of his audience as one man.

    The Old Helmet, Volume I

  • Surely, X., you are hair-splitting a little in this instance, and mean to amuse yourself with my simplicity, by playing off some logical legerdemain upon me from the "seraphic" or "angelic" doctors.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • We have done with pigs, and would only recommend a visit -- a frequent visit -- to that paradise of animals, the Zoological Gardens, where, a fortnight ago, we saw wild boars from Hesse Darmstadt; wild boars from Egypt; bush pigs from Africa; peccaries from South America; and two painted pigs from West Africa; all "_de grege porci_," and in excellent health: to say nothing of two hippopotamuses; four "seraphic" giraffes; antelopes (we did not number them); brush turkeys from

    Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.

  • "I was still looking at this brief memorial, when I heard a woman's dress rustling upon the long rank grass, and turning suddenly, saw my darling coming towards me, very pale, very pensive, but with a kind of seraphic resignation upon her face which made her seem to me more beautiful than I had ever seen her before.

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • She had skinned a knee and snagged both stockings but her smile was seraphic.

    The Dressmaker

  • The only reason it's so popular is that teens can imagine themselves in Bella's shoes (because Bella is so stale a character that anyone can take her place), and who doesn't want a sexy vampire who looks like a "seraphic statue of Adonis with marble skin" laying on your bed with a come-hither look right as you step out of the shower wrapped in nothing but a towel?

    Twilight's First Official Photo and Why I'm Passing «

  • I expect the movie will be much the same, only minus purple prose, because it's very unlikely that they'll mention on the screen, in text, that Edward is seraphic and has pale, iridescent skin like the purest marble of the gods, through which you can see his veins.

    Rumor: Stephenie Meyer's New Moon Already In Development «

  • All was over, Cosette had fallen back into deep, seraphic love.

    Les Miserables


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  • Ooh.. this word sounds pretty.. almost like the name serafina.

    June 20, 2009