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transcendence

[transen′dəns]
Etymology: L, trans + scandere, to climb
the rising above one's previously perceived limits or restrictions.
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They disputed the dialecticians' utterly transcendant God and saw a role for people in deciding for or against faith.
In addition to recurrent reference to many specific sites on the collective Arab map, al-Nawwab also offers to his listeners more abstract, transcendant notions of "Arabness," some of which resonate with selectively recuperated parts of an Arab past, some of which condemn, and others which beckon almost seductively to what a future ideal spirit of an Arab nation might be.
L'etude juxtaposee du motif de la marche commun aux deux oeuvres a revele un rapprochement etonnant de leurs systemes narratifs et esthetiques et des univers fictifs du romancier et du cineaste, transcendant leurs differences.
Tout jugement au nom d'un principe transcendant d'universalite n'est qu'une illusion, l'illusion pour une culture donnee de vouloir imposer ses normes.
Si les ceremonies a Thermi mettent l'accent sur le collectif et le transcendant, elles etablissent une continuite temporelle entre l'avant et l'apres de l'occupation et definissent egalement un << nous >> (victimes) par rapport a un << eux >> (bourreaux).
The album, which verges from psychedelia and hard rock to the transcendant white soul of Sometimes I Don't Know What To Feel, has been hugely influential down the years.
Trois grandes mutations caracterisent l'ethique catholique du XXe siecle: le caractere sacre, transcendant et inviolable de la personne, porteuse d'un humanisme optimiste ainsi que d'une insistance sur la dimension existentielle et les valeurs d'engagement et d'authenticite; la valorisation de l'interpretation des processus dans une perspective historique plutot que dogmatique; enfin, le renforcement du role du laicat, a qui il appartient d'inscrire le message chretien dans le tissu social.
La presence de themes transcendant cette sociologie, plutot que par l'hypothetique presence d'une tradition, s'expliquerait-elle par le fait que c'est l'objet etudie, l'Acadie, qui est lui-meme porteur et producteur de ces themes?
Beckham is not the transcendant athlete The Great One was.
Not gonna waste any more time here describing the epochal, transcendant blart of righteous tribal shamanarchy that spewed from the stage.
28) It is this romantic aspect of Mozart's music that Mary Shelley later evoked in The Last Man for a scene of erotic tension between Perdita and Raymond: "Among the other transcendant attributes of Mozart's music, it possesses more than any other that of appearing to come from the heart; you enter into the passions expressed by him, and are transported with grief, joy, anger, or confusion, as he, our soul's master, chooses to inspire.
Delacroix epitomized the modern heroic artist, attempting like Baudelaire to find a heroic mode in modern artistic expression, incorporating the epic tone, the sublime motif, the transcendant beauty, the symbolic figure.