transcendently


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tran·scen·dent

 (trăn-sĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
2. Lying beyond the ordinary range of perception: "fails to achieve a transcendent significance in suffering and squalor" (National Review).
3. Philosophy
a. Transcending the Aristotelian categories.
b. In Kant's theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
4. Being above and independent of the material universe. Used of the Deity.

tran·scen′dence, tran·scen′den·cy n.
tran·scen′dent·ly adv.
References in classic literature ?
A vision--a transcendently seductive vision of a Mexican girl arose before her.
If her countenance and hair had rather a floury appearance, as though from living in some transcendently genteel Mill, it was rather because she was a chalky creation altogether, than because she mended her complexion with violet powder, or had turned grey.
The inspiration-- I can call it by no other name--was that I felt how voluntarily, how transcendently, I MIGHT.
I find it, however, so transcendently stimulating and clarifying to the mind that its secondary action is a matter of small moment."
'He was,' replied he, with the same calm gravity as before; 'but do not wrong me by supposing that I could continue my friendship and esteem to a man who could so infamously, so impiously forsake and injure one so transcendently - well, I won't speak of it.
Ensure your parents are in a transcendently happy/calm/cool mood.
Aware that it cannot restore what has been omitted, the text nonetheless evokes it materially rather than transcendently. The holes in the artistic narrative are viscerally marked by basely physical details that disgust.
As Thompson explains it, even "Divine embodiment [is] transcendently inferior to the Divine Ideal" in this world (87).
The Hegelian conception excellently highlights the way in which the horizontal movement is interwoven with the transcendently directed verticality of dialectical transformation.
enterprises] are not transcendently good; they may be admirably drawn to
Its language and plot turns are charming as hell, and its awed and irreverent takes on the classics -- Austen, yes, but also Jewish tradition more broadly -- make it absolutely geshmak -- or, if Ari isn't available to footnote that for you, transcendently delicious.