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1. Of, relating to, or stemming from mysticism or immediate understanding of spiritual matters, especially when experienced as direct communion with God: a mystical trance; a mystical treatise.
2. Symbolic or allegorical, especially with regard to spirituality: a mystical interpretation of a parable.
a. Awe-inspiring or mysterious: "Had his dabbling in the unknown awakened a liking for more mystical sounds, the magical conjuring of sea upon the shore?" (Daphne du Maurier).
b. Believed or maintained with awe or deep respect, especially when contrary to or lacking factual evidence: mystical theories about the securities market.
4. Of or relating to mystic rites or practices: stones arranged in a mystical circle.

mys′ti·cal·ly adv.
mys′ti·cal·ness n.
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Adv.1.mystically - in a mystical manner; "chant mystically"
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And as that famous great tierce is mystically carved in front, so the whale's vast plaited forehead forms innumerable strange devices for the emblematical adornment of his wondrous tun.
I spoke to her of power and pride, But mystically - in such guise That she might deem it nought beside The moment's converse; in her eyes I read, perhaps too carelessly - A mingled feeling with my own - The flush on her bright cheek, to me Seem'd to become a queenly throne Too well that I should let it be Light in the wilderness alone.
But I must say that he is not at all mystically inclined.
Some of my readers may remember a little book from her pen, published in Paris, a mystically bad-tempered, declamatory, and frightfully disconnected piece of writing, in which she all but admits the foreknowledge, more than hints at its supernatural origin, and plainly suggests in venomous innuendoes that the guilt of the act was not with the terrorists, but with a palace intrigue.
If I enter the lists with my spear in rest, think not any human consideration shall prevent my putting forth my strength; and think then upon thine own fate to die the dreadful death of the worst of criminals to be consumed upon a blazing pile dispersed to the elements of which our strange forms are so mystically composed not a relic left of that graceful frame, from which we could say this lived and moved!
"I have since steered a boat across the aqueduct several times and have been there with many groups, on a mystically misty Celtic morning with students from a university in Germany, and Ironbridge Institute.
Six months prior, the design was mystically interlocuted to psychic sculptor Pempe Floriano through his work partner, artist-mystic Punay K.
It begins with what happens when gender is inscribed on bodies, then considers strategies for channeling another body, mystically dancing "as one," expanding beyond the solo to the collective, and the question of "faux" and "real" drag from a feminist perspective, through examination of Mark Morris' Dido and Aeneas and its statement about the limits of inscribing gender on bodies; Richard Move's drag portrayal of the aging Martha Graham in Martha @; the Japanese butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno's Admiring La Argentina; Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; and Fauxnique/Monique Jenkinson's Faux Real.
"Diversify, diversify, diversify," says their consultant Alan York, a surfer dude-type who speaks mystically about riding a farm like you would a wave.
Unique costumes and cultures emerge from the "arks," a series of mystically floating islands that formed long after the world broke apart.
"Imploringly" because he was hoping to be mystically transported to Mars by wishing for it like John Carter did in Edgar Rice Burroughs's early 20th-century tales of adventures on the Red Planet.
She became 'critically and mystically ill' that her profession of vows on May 27, 1584, was held in a private ceremony while laying on a cot in the chapel.