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transcendent

1. 
a. (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
b. (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
c. beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
2. Theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
3. free from the limitations inherent in matter
4. Philosophy a transcendent thing
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The concluding chapter of Vestiges provides a telling portrait of what was at stake for some Victorian readers faced with either a close versus a distant Creator (a distinction that often mapped onto static versus evolutionary creations): "How, the sage has asked in every age," Chambers wrote, "should a Being so transcendently kind, have allowed of so large an admixture of evil in the condition of his creatures?
So he put id before country and lashed out, in a manner so patently wrong and transcendently ruinous that TV news shows had to go begging for Republican lawmakers to defend or even try to explain what he'd said.
I feel transcendently lucky to have been at Harvard in the Robert Levin days, and when Patricia Zander lived just down the road in Cambridge.
So begins the journey of a girl who will one day grow up to be the most famous prima ballerina of all time, and who will inspire legions of dancers after her: the brave, the generous, the transcendently gifted Anna Pavlova.
Her students were wonderful to hear when they came to her and they sang more gracefully and transcendently after she had advised them.
However, she is also never quite transcendently good.
After dinner, the staffers (usually in their early 20s and from all over the country) introduce themselves and talk about the camps' history, or sing a few songs (sometimes transcendently, sometimes, well, not so much) or tell us how to find the best view of the alpenglow on Clouds Rest ridge.
He sticks to the view that there is something transcendently meaningful about how the country would be managed by the UNP that had the most to offer Sri Lankan society.
Just as only human intentionality and agency can intervene amidst or comprehend a whole sequence of interactions, so also divine activity similarly operates transcendently (to the cosmos) but no less personally (vis-a-vis personal creatures) upon and pervasively within the infrastructure of the whole socio-temporal-material world.
In the first instance, one has propositions of religion or ontology rooted in some notion of the transcendently divine.
For sin to be real, and therefore to usher human beings into a universe of moral law in which God and immortality are possible and actions transcendently matter, it had to be "forever" in the sense that one never ceased to live in relation to it, even in penitence and partial rehabilitation.
He's stubbornly written sublime, thoughtful, hilarious and transcendently beautiful songs, with humour, intelligence and heart, completely outside of mainstream pop, when he wasn't writing soundtracks to animated kids movies.