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Divested of bodily nature or form; disembodied: disincarnate spirits.
tr.v. (-nāt′) dis·in·car·nat·ed, dis·in·car·nat·ing, dis·in·car·nates
To divest of bodily nature or form.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disincarnate - make immaterial; remove the real essence of
immaterialise, immaterialize, unsubstantialise, unsubstantialize - render immaterial or incorporeal
incarnate - make concrete and real
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And the show is a rare privilege for mortals, very few of whom make it all the way out to this cosmic inspiration point as disincarnate souls (248a-249d).
The Forms (specifically Ideal Forms), despite their transcendence, make themselves available at the edge of the cosmos where gods and souls (the disincarnate souls of philosophers) travel for a glimpse of their glory (Phaedrus 246e-249d).
He contends that "[t]he Other is not the incarnation of God, but precisely his face, in which he is disincarnate, is the manifestation of the height in which God is revealed.
In doing so, painters both fetishize and immortalize the disincarnate subjects on their canvases.
Pinckaers believes, becomes a disincarnate and abstract science that
The shocking apparition of the "red wet thing' erupting through the barrier of elegiac language, has something obscene in its lack of definition, its incredible fleshliness contrasting with the disincarnate flowers, its disquieting sexual associations.
According to Poe, in this spiritual ether all vibrations / waves propagate eternally--we believe this is another version of the Platonic doctrine asserting the immortality of spirit, regarded as a spiritual disincarnate presence floating for ever in infinite spiritual spaces (much like the Egyptian "being of light," the akh).
Levinas's other, far from a colonized nation, an ethnicity, or a culture, is a singularity, encountered by the subject as a disincarnate entity which, "stripped of its very form .
Tereza's acute shame leads to a desire to see a soul beyond her body, and she spends hours in front of a mirror hoping to perceive her disincarnate self.
This will help them have a peaceful journey instead of becoming a tortured or energy-draining earthbound disincarnate.
Europe is disincarnate, how can we like what we do not know?
Violence expresses this disincarnate, ethereal freedom.