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

Definition of divinity

1 : theology
2 : the quality or state of being divine
3 often capitalized : a divine being: such as
b(1) : god sense 2
(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 The mattress sale’s fleeting nature is, arguably, the source of its divinity. Mary Gulino, The New Yorker, 29 Apr. 2022 In this intimate autobiographical narrative Francis questions her identity until discerning that healing comes from radical self-acceptance and connection to her own divinity. Sharine Taylor, Variety, 5 Apr. 2022 Shamans induce, like Jesus Christ, an alchemy of people awakening and accepting their own two things: their own divinity and their own light. Yasmine Shemesh, Billboard, 22 Mar. 2022 The earliest of Subin’s man-god case studies arrives fourteen centuries later, announcing his own divinity. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 Trump was thrilled to receive the fervent devotion of his Christian and white nationalist supporters, using his quasi-divinity to advance his own selfish interests. Ian Beacock, The New Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 The orange-yellow hue, seen as a symbol of divinity in Hinduism, has been brazenly adopted by the far-right Hindutva movement and, in recent years, increasingly politicized. CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 They were used as statements expressing convictions about justice, divinity and society, but without recourse to ancient Near Eastern kings. Samuel L. Boyd, The Conversation, 10 Mar. 2022 Apotheosis is a genre in Christian art which often emphasizes Christ's divinity, through depictions of Transfiguration, Ascension, and Christ Pantocrator. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of divinity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 May 2022

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“Divinity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divinity. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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