Partially, but not wholly, divine

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  • semidivine — adjective Date: 1600 more than mortal but not fully divine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semidivine — /sem ee di vuyn , sem uy /, adj. somewhat more than mortal but less than divine. [1590 1600; SEMI + DIVINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • semidivine — adj. somewhat divine, partially godlike, more than mortal but less than divine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semidivine — semi·divine …   English syllables

  • semidivine — “+ adjective Etymology: semi + divine : more than mortal but not fully divine : possessing a degree of divine awesomeness or authority * * * /sem ee di vuyn , sem uy /, adj. somewhat more than mortal but less than divine. [1590 1600; SEMI +… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Duvalier, François — Du·va·lier (do͞o väl yāʹ, dü ), François. Known as “Papa Doc.” 1907 1971. Haitian dictator. Elected president in 1957, he declared himself president for life in 1964 and ruled in an authoritarian manner until his death. His son Jean Claude (born… …   Universalium

  • angel and demon — ▪ religion Introduction demon also spelled  daemon   respectively, any benevolent or malevolent spiritual being that mediates between the transcendent and temporal realms.       Throughout the history of religions (myth), varying kinds and… …   Universalium

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  • folk literature — Introduction also called  folklore  or  oral tradition        the lore (traditional knowledge and beliefs) of cultures having no written language. It is transmitted by word of mouth and consists, as does written literature, of both prose and… …   Universalium

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