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- n. The quality of being supernatural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being supernatural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being supernatural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
The point is that it’s not the supernaturalness which is the problem for science; it’s the unpredictability or unconstrainedness or unlawfulness.
To be honest, I find supernaturalness to be a red herring, and the testability and simplicity of hypotheses to be important in science.
“See! see!” and once more the high tapering flames were beheld with what seemed redoubled supernaturalness in their pallor.
The actors are supernatural Beings; and myths disclose their creative activity and reveal the sacredness (or simply the “supernaturalness”) of their work.
First, prove that these vital manifestations of nature are above the powers with which she has been endowed, or was originally endowed and we will concede the question of supernaturalness, and drop all exceptions to his line of argument.
For to the religious view of the world -- which traces equally the explicable as well as the inexplicable back to God, which even derives the natural from the supernatural causality of God -- neither the occasional inexplicability nor the supposed supernaturalness of an event can be that which makes the event
The third chapter treats the supernatural virtue of faith, its reasonableness supernaturalness, and necessity, the possibility and actuality of miracles as a confirmation of Divine Revelation; and lastly, the founding of the
Hermes denied that miracles afforded conclusive testimony in favour of revelation; he distinguished between the proof of the supernaturalness of miracles and the proof of the Divinity of a revelation.
I didn't stop to think of the supernaturalness of the vision -- I was much too interested.
Rostand's need not borrow a piece of supernaturalness from anybody.