Examples of psyche in a Sentence
some hidden corner within your psyche
disturbing, enigmatic paintings that seem to embody the psyche of this brilliant but troubled artist
Recent Examples of psyche from the Web
And while several of the characters seem to be making obvious choices for obvious reasons, as the story unfolds, the script gets progressively deeper into their psyches.
Guns are deeply embedded in the American psyche, tied to historic legacies both mythical and real.
Her empathy extends beyond the cowboy-and-his-horse ethos that’s so ingrained in the Texas psyche.
The woman, whose crime in the terminal that day shattered Williams' psyche, was African-American and appeared to be in her 20s, Williams recalled, speaking for the first time in decades about a mystery that has perplexed District of Columbia police.
Swiss laws governing the confidentiality of banks and their clients touch a deep nerve in the Swiss psyche, where secrecy is a national virtue.
The post, written in the second person, dives into the dark part of Martin’s psyche.
Our national psyche is haunted by the threat of bacteria.
The vitality of living is the snake eating its tail, in that it's funneled back into her own leisure adult psyche.
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Did You Know?
Sometime back in the 16th century, we borrowed the word psyche directly from Greek into English. In Greek mythology, Psyche was a beautiful princess who fell in love with Eros (Cupid), god of love, and went through terrible trials before being allowed to marry him. The story is often understood to be about the soul redeeming itself through love. (To the Greeks, psyche also meant "butterfly", which suggests how they imagined the soul.) In English, psyche often sounds less spiritual than soul, less intellectual than mind, and more private than personality.
Origin and Etymology of psyche
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PSYCHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of psyche for English Language Learners
: the soul, mind, or personality of a person or group
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