[ UK /njˈuːmɪnəs/ ]
  1. of or relating to or characteristic of a numen
  2. evincing the presence of a deity
    the most numinous moment in the Mass
    a numinous wood
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How To Use numinous In A Sentence

  • The numinous is a reliably elusive theme for a writer, and Burnside hunts it down like an indefatigable lepidopterist. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • The pattern of blue-green algae and the numinous wings of the Great Nebula in Orion and the runic scrawl of human chromosomes are stories. Lindsay Edmunds: Russell Hoban: A Great American Writer
  • Ms Rowling's magic world has no place for the numinous.
  • The numinous treasure rites are the mainstream of Taoist rites.
  • My Chinese guests, probably typical citizens of modern China's grey agnostic culture, were immediately touched by the sense of peace, natural beauty and numinous aura at Tobernalt.
  • Is such an idea even comprehensible to men and women who live without the constant presence of the numinous or divine at our shoulder?
  • There is no royal road to science,and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of gaining its numinous summits. 
  • Varieties of religious experience often appear under other labels such as mystical, ecstatic, numinous, anomalous, and paranormal.
  • Here, indeed, we have ‘matter for solace and pleasure’ as music's numinous beauty is set against the narrator's loss of youth and love to create an atmosphere of wistful nostalgia.
  • He inhabits a world where historical activity is surrounded by supernatural forces, where the numinous constantly interpenetrates the dull sublunary world of common sense.
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