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of, from, like, or being a god or God

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The version ultimately printed, like most subsequent editions of the poem, describes the deific figures beneath a "whisp'ring roof/of leaves.
The first poem describes "Constellations in an ocean / Whose rivers run no fresher / Than a trickle of saliva"; similarly, in poem fifteen, the speaker moves from the sense that her lover is superhuman, even deific, to an acknowledgement of his "drivelling humanity"--on these twin bases, she concludes with the admission that she "love[s] him most.
It might, on not very deep levels, comfort us to believe that suffering is part of a larger design, that there must be a good reason for it, a process of deific cause and effect.
Further, the communion of man and dog (Morrison characterizes it as "Language in a time when men and dogs did talk to one another") echoes the maenads' ceremonial eating of animal flesh to ingest the deific life-force (278).
5) Nietzsche saw that deific substitutes were, for now, imperative.
The home site was purchased for $65,000 in November 2005 from Deific Timber Corp.
I even see a deific sense of humor in an elephant or an aardvark.
In any case, he defies every earthly or deific authority and scoffs at being supplicated in the name of anything high or low.
144) In a few jurisdictions, such as Washington, courts compensate for the failure of the M'Naghtenm test to define "wrong" by applying the deific decree exception.
The bull is endowed by its creator/narrator with a romantic, deific aura: "the bull, silvered in the moonlight .
The volume's final essay, Yozan Dirk Mosig's "The Archetypal Power of Sibelius," ties together many of the conference ideas, albeit in an obviously overstated and deific fashion.
Without excessive pressure, but with a fair amount of insistence nonetheless, Wardi argues that Hopkins' verse reveals the poet-priest's own tension between his overzealous, desperate "doing" (struggling both with and for God) and his contrasting acceptance, sometimes, of relaxed "being" (simple trust in deific blessing).
120) Two primary rationales explain the origins of the deific decree doctrine.
You know, just phone in another win for deific Duke, which easily dispatched Missouri in the first second-round game played Saturday at Greensboro Coliseum.