god·​like | \ ˈgäd-ˌlīk How to pronounce godlike (audio) \

Definition of godlike

: resembling or having the qualities of God or a god : divine

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godlikeness noun

Examples of godlike in a Sentence

the godlike splendor of creation
Recent Examples on the Web Part of holding onto power involves the cultivation of a cult of personality that paints the family as godlike figures who dominates daily life. Fox News, "Kim Jong Un and North Korea's cult of personality explained," 28 Apr. 2020 Kim’s health is of crucial importance because of worries that the serious illness or death of a leader venerated with near godlike passion by millions of North Koreans could cause instability in the country. Hyung-jin Kim, BostonGlobe.com, "Satellite imagery finds likely Kim train amid health rumors," 26 Apr. 2020 North Korea’s media treats its top leaders like godlike figures and seldom mentions their health. New York Times, "Speculation Over Kim Jong-un’s Health Is Fueled by North Korea’s Own Secrecy," 21 Apr. 2020 The Dallas Cowboys, perhaps the most popular team in the country, are godlike in their remoteness. The Economist, "In praise of high-school football," 14 Dec. 2019 Rather than depict Kim Jong Un and predecessor Kim Jong Il as godlike heroes, the artist makes them objects of fun. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: Artist explores how castoff materials can be a venue to enlightenment," 14 Feb. 2020 Created by Celestials, the Eternals are a team of godlike immortals with special powers who come out of hiding when their mortal enemies threaten the safety of the Earth. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, "Brian Tyree Henry Is One-Half Of Marvel’s First Gay Couple In The Eternals," 13 Feb. 2020 There is a particular kind of mind that responds to the miracle of code—the godlike power of compelling the execution of a specific task by correctly compiling a sequence of symbols together. Andrew Leonard, Wired, "A Code-Obsessed Novelist Builds a Writing Bot. The Plot Thickens," 6 Feb. 2020 But Orpheus also has a godlike dimension, represented here by a countertenor, John Holiday, who appears in moments when Orpheus’s questing nature comes out. New York Times, "Review: ‘Eurydice,’ a New Opera, Looks Back All Too Tamely," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of godlike

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of godlike was before the 12th century

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“Godlike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/godlike. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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god·​like | \ ˈgäd-ˌlīk How to pronounce godlike (audio) \

Kids Definition of godlike

: like or suitable for God or a god

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