scrip·​tur·​al | \ ˈskrip(t)-sh(ə-)rəl How to pronounce scriptural (audio) \

Definition of scriptural

: of, relating to, contained in, or according to a sacred writing especially : biblical

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But the true genius of using linear perspective is that its elements—a vanishing point and a horizon line—express the painting’s scriptural message. Robert E. Gordon, WSJ, "A Multi-Layered Drama," 13 July 2018 This linguistic and scriptural diversity impeded alliances from forming across linguistic boundaries. Nikita Lalwani, Washington Post, "When is nationalism a good thing? When it unites an ethnically diverse citizenry," 26 June 2018 Recent scriptural justification of such policies are insensitive. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Babies torn from immigrant parents land in Michigan: 'They need diapers'," 19 June 2018 Mike keeps dreaming about a little girl (Ann'Jewel Lee) who speaks in scriptural-sounding riddles. Margaret Gray,, "'An Undivided Heart' on stage is 'Spotlight' meets 'A Civil Action,' with a dash of Tammy Wynette," 9 Apr. 2018 So flip through the pages for tiny pieces of paper that may contain more than scriptural references. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Not even the Bible is safe. Here's where experts say some kids hide their drugs," 9 Apr. 2018 The musical and scriptural celebration of Stephon Clark’s life was interrupted by his emotional brother Stevante, who hugged and kissed the casket, led the crowd in chanting his brother’s name, pounded his chest, and shouted. Don Thompson,, "Emotions run high at funeral for unarmed man shot by police in Sacramento," 30 Mar. 2018 Stevante Clark interrupted the musical and scriptural celebration by hugging and kissing the casket, leading the crowd in chanting his brother's name, pounding his chest and shouting. Don Thompson And Sophia Bollag,, "Stephon Clark shot 7 times from behind by Sacramento police, according to independent autopsy," 30 Mar. 2018 Hundreds of visitors make this pilgrimage each week, with many sitting in on lectures and scriptural readings. Ben Brazil,, "The monastery amid O.C.'s mania," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of scriptural

1578, in the meaning defined above

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