Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Entry: numinous (adj.)

In context: "'...the game's finest players frequently close their eyes entirely as they wait, trusting the railroad ties' vibrations and the whistle's pitch, as well as intuition, and fate, and whatever numinous influences lie beyond fate.'"

Definition: Of or relating to a numen; revealing or indicating the presence of a divinity; divine, spiritual.

In extended use: giving rise to a sense of the spiritually transcendent; (esp. of things in art or the natural world) evoking a heightened sense of the mystical or sublime; awe-inspiring.


SNOOT score: 2
Page: 1060

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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