semimystical

semimystical

(ˌsɛmɪˈmɪstɪkəl)
adj
somewhat mystical; having a mystical quality to a partial degree
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It was John Cotton's refusal to agree and his insistence that only a "semimystical superadded testimony of the Holy Spirit" could provide assurance of salvation that sparked the controversy (64).
Abernethy proposed a theory of human life based on a semimystical concept of a universal, physiological life force.
Similarly in cinema, Dulac's contemporary, Jean Epstein, used photogenie to refer to the semimystical or alchemical power of the dialectical image projected on the screen to capture what is beyond the ken of habitual language.
An overwhelming sense of the pulsating aliveness of nature emerges in the varied images, as in chapter 2 in which the narrator bears silent witness to a crane dance to which he longs to belong so badly that he prostrates himself in the wet marsh, only to be terrifyingly reminded of his essential separateness from the deep semimystical sense of oneness that is immortalized in the dance.
Inspired by Henri de Saint-Simon, after 1831 they fell under the spell of Prosper Enfantin (1796-1864) and came to resemble a semimystical religious sect.
Emerson and the Transcendentalists had rejected this compromise, spurning deistic rationalism in favor of German idealism, and Christian morality in favor of a semimystical individualism.
Frank's ability to employ and channel his semimystical powers is fatally undermined by his self-doubt and the disbelief of others.
It too has horrors similar to those in Vilniaus pokeris, and several major characters also seem to wield an incomprehensible semimystical evil power, slithering their slimy tentacles all over other peoples' lives.
Even Bernhard's recent and much publicized course of cabalistic study is of a piece with a trajectory that began with her riffing on the semimystical byways of our collective arcana.
Stephen Dedalus's epiphany turns on his semimystical, eroticized vision of a girl standing in shallow water at a beach on Dublin Bay:
A New Age young woman with a plan to capitalize somehow on the mystical and semimystical in this world, Katy brazenly saunters into Bland's neat little life with a song and a dance that he joltingly leaps out of character to buy into.
French writer and soldier whose works combine militaristic sentiments with a semimystical religious devotion.