spiritual

[ spir-i-choo-uh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF spiritual

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPIRITUAL

As far as crowd-sympathy has any spiritual value it was there.

We are less scornful of spiritual power than we were even a few years ago.

As a matter of fact, we dig a gulf between the material and the spiritual which does not exist.

As to the spiritual there could be a question; as to the material there could be none.

Matter may really be considered as our sensuous misreading of the spiritual.

It is a question of physical vision, with spiritual comprehension.

Mysticism of this sort is the very height of spiritual power.

Marian was prepared to be the mental, the spiritual, and the physical mate of a man.

Their temporal sorrows have awakened their spiritual energies.

The spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.

WORD ORIGIN

"of or concerning the spirit" (especially in religious aspects), c.1300, from Old French spirituel (12c.), from Latin spiritualis, from spiritus "of breathing, of the spirit" (see spirit (n.)). Meaning "of or concerning the church" is attested from mid-14c. The noun sense of "African-American religious song" first recorded 1866.

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