di·​vin·​i·​ty | \ də-ˈvi-nə-tē How to pronounce divinity (audio) \
plural divinities

Definition of divinity

2 : the quality or state of being divine
3 often capitalized : a divine being: such as
(2) : goddess
4 : fudge made of whipped egg whites, sugar, and nuts

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Examples of divinity in a Sentence

Christians believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ. the divinities of ancient Greece
Recent Examples on the Web Coleman was a Kentucky Colonel, receiving an honorary doctorate degree of divinity from Simmons Bible College, according to the funeral home. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Longtime Kentucky pastor and civil rights leader Thurmond Coleman Sr. dies at 92," 15 Sep. 2019 Political disputes were necessarily religious disputes, and the tyranny of ancient Egypt was therefore not merely political: Pharaoh’s boast was not divine right but divinity itself. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "This Pilgrim Republic," 28 Nov. 2019 Some experts believe the emperor uses it to sleep with the sun goddess to gain divinity. Washington Post, "Japan emperor’s harvest rite is his 1st communion with gods," 14 Nov. 2019 It was gently ruched at the collar with a 1970s necktie detail, and was worn by a makeup-less model who resembled a divinity with myriad gold sequins around the eyes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Valentino channels powerful simplicity in Paris show," 29 Sep. 2019 Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in history from Birmingham-Southern College and a master of divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Greg Garrison | Ggarrison@al.com, al, "Birmingham Holocaust Education Center hires new director," 6 Nov. 2019 Samuel Mock, a 27-year-old divinity master's student, moved from Lexington to the Cincinnati area to be closer to the school. James Pilcher, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Christian students felt reassured school would remain open until June. It won't," 30 Oct. 2019 Our divinity is within and that can never be taken from us! Sydney Scott, Essence, "Premiere: Rising Star Ayoni Celebrates What Makes Us Beautiful With "Divine"," 6 Sep. 2019 Trego received his master of divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1987, and was ordained as an Episcopal priest a year later. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Rev. Randall Trego leads with listening as director of spiritual care for Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of divinity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jan 2020

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“Divinity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divinity. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of divinity

: the state of being a god : the state of being divine
: a god or goddess
: the formal study of religion, religious practices, and religious beliefs


di·​vin·​i·​ty | \ də-ˈvi-nə-tē How to pronounce divinity (audio) \
plural divinities

Kids Definition of divinity

1 : the quality or state of being God or a god
2 : a god or goddess the divinities of ancient Greece
3 : the study of religion

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