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 (dē-ĭf′ĭk, dā-)
1. Making or tending to make divine.
2. Of or characterized by divine or godlike nature.

[Late Latin deificus : Latin deus, god; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.]
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(diːˈɪfɪk; deɪ-) or


1. (Theology) making divine or exalting to the position of a god
2. divine or godlike
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Adj.1.deific - characterized by divine or godlike nature
immortal - not subject to death
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Its first landscape shot occurs thirteen minutes in, a widescreen vision of snow-covered mountains accompanied by Maurice Jarre's deific musical score.
Proponents of this idea should not bat an eyelid when another rogue governor decides to relocate Kano Government House to the climax of Dala Hill, believed to be the first settlement in Kano where Barbushe offered deific service to the pagan clan in the 7th Century.
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dismissing deific omnipotence and claiming control over his own destiny.
In such an earthly arena, the legal players, essentially oblivious to healing and justice, seek to self-aggrandize and awe the audience with their own deific talents.
Aurora's hands and lovely Thetis' foot." As Leah Scragg notes in her edition of the play, these references to deific body parts provide "indices of outstanding beauty," but at the same time, this jumble of body parts parodies the Petrarchan motif of the blazon, and therefore undercuts the aesthetic effect of the dissection of heavenly beauty.
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He had a Platonic and deific vision of the world yet to come that can be gleaned from his own works and certainly the many volumes written on his political thought and his leadership during and after the Revolution.
A man nearing his eighth decade elevated after more than 30 years as a working politician to almost deific status by those starved of political inspiration, a man called upon to address an endless array of highly charged gatherings and to adopt a messiah's mantle.