Definition of Spiritualizing

1. Verb. (present participle of spiritualize) ¹



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Definition of Spiritualizing

1. spiritualize [v] - See also: spiritualize

Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiritualizing

spiritualise
spiritualisms
spiritualistic
spiritualists
spiritualities
spirituality
spiritualization
spiritualizations
spiritualize
spiritualized
spiritualizer
spiritualizers
spiritualizes
spiritualizing
spirituall
spiritually
spiritualness
spiritualnesses
spirituals
spiritualties
spiritualty
spirituel
spirituelle
spirituosity
spirituous
spirituous liquor
spirituousness
spiritus

Literary usage of Spiritualizing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jesus is Coming by William E. Blackstone (1908)
"That even Jews should thus join with Gentiles in "spiritualizing" ... Why! the same process of spiritualizing away the literal sense of these plain texts of ..."

2. Woman's Share in Social Culture by Anna Garlin Spencer (1912)
"In the second place, the lady has succeeded in spiritualizing sex-attraction. ... spiritualizing ..."

3. The Apocalypse of John: Studies in Introduction, with a Critical and by Isbon Thaddeus Beckwith (1919)
"... spiritualizing method, though the latter in the application of the method avoids the heresies of the Donatists. Both writers adopt the recapitulation ..."

4. The Largeness of the Imagery in the Deutero-Isaiah by Benjamin Willard Robinson (1906)
"Yet, on the other hand, this very immensity of our poet's conceptions requires us to be cautious in spiritualizing his language. ..."

5. The doctrinal system of st. John, considered as evidence for the date of his by John James Lias (1875)
"And not only so, but we find in St. John's Gospel the germ of that spiritualizing interpretation of the Old Testament which was so largely adopted by St. ..."

6. A treatise on the preparation and delivery of sermons by John Albert Broadus (1874)
"A third source of error in the interpretation of texts is improper spiritualizing. We have no other means of representing spiritual things than by metaphors ..."

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