supernatural being


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Noun1.supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human eventssupernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
belief - any cognitive content held as true
occult, supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
aeon, eon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or nature emanating from the Supreme Being and playing various roles in the operation of the universe
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
trickster - a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts
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Every one in the place, except one poor woman, seems to look upon him as a sort of supernatural being.
She vanished like a discontented fairy; or like one of those supernatural beings, whom it was popularly supposed I was entitled to see; and never came back any more.
She tried to explain; but the nearest he could gather was that she looked upon the Wieroo almost as supernatural beings.
That is to say, I maintain that the detective's "seeming clairvoyance in investigation" secularises the unmediated access to the self's mental states often assigned to certain classes of punitive supernatural being (Walton 458).
The first two questions of the book deal with fundamental issues: defining "miracle" and its relation to a supernatural being and the meanings of "miracle".
The "detection" is based on the supernatural nature of human reasoning in which the inferior supernatural being "detects" the infinitely superior supernatural Being.
Spirit is defined as a supernatural being or essence, as a Holy Spirit.
4) The dynamic of sacrifice resonates in the interaction between this supernatural being (the mermaid) and the starving fisherman, who receives plenty of fish for his family in exchange for the eventual gifting of his son to this watery power.
Certainly this is true of Dewey's definition of religion as "the active relation between the ideal and the actual," and Whitehead's, "what a man does with his solitariness"; or Westermark's more wordy rendering, "a regardful attitude towards a supernatural being, on whom man feels himself dependent and to whom he makes an appeal in his worship.
A good biologist must be open to the idea that the character of life on Earth can be explained without reference to supernatural beings.
Thanks to the supernatural beings inhabiting the hotel, things don't really work out so well.
Families began making similar lit-up turnips to ward off Jack and other evil spirits at Halloween, the time when supernatural beings were believed to cross over into our world.