(n.) A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
(n.) The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.
(n.) A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.
(n.) Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power.
(v. t.) To treat as a god; to idolize.
(1) It is my desperate hope that we close out of town.” In the book, God publishes his own 'It Getteth Better' video and clarifies his original writings on homosexuality: I remember dictating these lines to Moses; and afterward looking up to find him staring at me in wide-eyed astonishment, and saying, "Thou do knowest that when the Israelites read this, they're going to lose their fucking shit, right?"
(2) Crown prince Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz said yesterday that the state had "spared no effort" to avoid such disasters but added that "it cannot stop what God has preordained.
(3) Join a Twitter book club It all started last summer, when 12,000 people took to Twitter to discuss Neil Gaiman's American Gods .
(4) The author discusses marriages in which a basically insecure husband plays a god-like role and his wife, who initially worshipped him, matures and finds her situation depressing and degrading.
(5) If you can get through them, then you are considered a god in the world of cold calling.
(6) Last night, in a dramatic announcement that led some to accuse him of playing God, Venter said the dream had come true, saying he had created an organism with manmade DNA .
(7) The characters in the film realise that the “gods are not coming to save us”, he said.
(8) When I lived in New York, my local yoga centre would advocate veganism in terms I hadn't heard since I last went to synagogue ("godly") or spoke regularly to anorexics ("clean", "pure").
(9) In 1945 Aneurin Bevan said: ‘We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, and now, we are the builders.’ And my God, how they built.
(10) From the moment God speaks to him until he leaves the ark and steps on to dry land, he never says a word.
(11) What the film does, though, is use these incidents to build an idiosyncratic but insightful picture of Lawrence, played indelibly by Peter O'Toole in his debut role: a complicated, egomaniacal and physically masochistic man, at once god-like and all too flawed, with a tenuous grip both on reality and on sanity.
(12) He was in Cruise of the Gods with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and David Walliams and, most famously, in the stage and screen version of The History Boys.
(13) And I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations – to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God.
(14) His "Oh God" prayer was actually written after the England team failed in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but is likely to be useful in all future tournaments as well.
(15) OH MY GOD, I just looked it up online,” she wrote.
(16) There is a god who protects me, and I just don’t believe Hofer will send me to a concentration camp.” Like Marine Le Pen’s Front National, the Freedom party has actively tried to distance itself from its antisemitic past since at least 2010, when it joined a cross-party alliance in the European parliament with Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom and Italy’s Northern League.
(17) It's hard to imagine a more masculine character than Thor, who is based on the god of thunder of Norse myth: he's the strapping, hammer-wielding son of Odin who, more often than not, sports a beard and likes nothing better than smacking frost giants.
(18) In fact, it soon became clear that if there was anything designed to get Tony really riled, it was talk of God.
(19) Thank God the heroes of SWAT-team prevented the worst.
(20) Expressing the belief that it was important for Christians to engage in "a sincere and rigorous dialogue" with atheists, Francis recalled Scalfari had asked him whether God forgave those "who do not believe and do not seek to believe".
(n.) Veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being, and love of his character; loving obedience to the will of God, and earnest devotion to his service.
(n.) Duty; dutifulness; filial reverence and devotion; affectionate reverence and service shown toward parents, relatives, benefactors, country, etc.
(1) We still have at our disposal the rational interpretive skills that are the legacy of humanistic education, not as a sentimental piety enjoining us to return to traditional values or the classics but as the active practice of worldly secular rational discourse.
(2) The Chinese attitude is explained in part by well-known features of traditional Chinese culture, such as filial piety and familism.
(3) For many of his generation, the growing of long beards and women wearing face veils is as much a sign of a higher economic status achieved from working abroad as piety.
(4) The summit declaration contained the usual pieties about "solidarity" between the Brics and their "shared goals".
(5) He had gone to religious school as a kid in Kuwait, and as the war closed in on Aleppo in 2012 he sought refuge in Islamic piety (though he could not bring himself to give up booze or cigarettes).
(6) The pastoral address ignored the culture wars and instead veered between piety, homespun advice and laughs – including a line about mothers-in-law.
(7) With Clegg and Cameron threatening to colonise Blair-style a huge share of the political spectrum, can anyone come up with something more convincing than either one last New Labour heave or the usual leftist pieties?
(8) Several of the young people she interviewed saw filial piety as a basic requirement in a spouse .
(9) We conjecture that for highly religious women modernising factors raise the risk and temptation in women’s environments that imperil their reputation for modesty: veiling would then be a strategic response, a form either of commitment to prevent the breach of religious norms or of signalling women’s piety to their communities.
(10) As the family-kinship system of Korean immigrants changes toward the conjugal family, it is contended that their traditional expectation of filial piety should be modified.
(11) Our findings have important implications for cultural policy and Muslim integration in Europe as if the option of wearing a veil is taken away from Muslim women, they fall on costlier ways of proving their piety,” said Aksoy, a postdoctoral research fellow from the department of sociology at the University of Oxford.
(12) But almost all of them emphasised the relationship with their natural family and very traditional values such as filial piety."
(13) For over a week the same social impulses of anti-corruption, populism, and religious piety that led to the revolution have been on the streets available to anyone who wanted to report on them.
(14) They see ostensibly positive changes: increased piety, greater obedience, and dissociation from troublesome acquaintances.
(15) Attempts to force Muslim women to stop wearing the veil might, therefore, be counterproductive by depriving them of the choice and opportunity to integrate: if women cannot signal their piety through wearing a veil, they might choose or be forced to stay at home, concludes the study, published in the Oxford University Press’s European Social Review .
(16) Most of this speech could be made by any party – same pieties, same promises to protect the vulnerable, promote enterprise and return Britain to greatness.
(17) But the show comes together with a series of interlinked sketches questioning media manipulation and making hay of race and PC pieties.
(18) After 1989 and the fall of the wall, neo-Nazism became a conduit for rage against the pieties – and the perceived humiliations and betrayals – of the newly unified Federal Republic of Germany.
(19) It is easy to win a Twitter war with humour and the ability to punch a hole in pomposity and piety.
(20) He has the same tendency to piety, a similar style of speechifying, and the same habit of briefly acknowledging that a given issue is more complex than he himself sometimes seems to think, before making everything sound blissfully simple.