of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.
in accord with the Bible.
evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent: disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.
- Bib·li·cal·ly, bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
- an·ti-Bib·li·cal, adjective
- an·ti-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
- non-Bib·li·cal, adjective
- non-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverb
- post-Bib·li·cal, adjective
- pro-Bib·li·cal, adjective
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How to use Biblical in a sentence
With his anachronistic attitude toward the Biblical story, Bale is just following the lead of his director.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist | Candida Moss, Joel Baden | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Turning from Biblical interpretation to psychiatry, the actor added, “I think the man was likely schizophrenic.”Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist | Candida Moss, Joel Baden | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.
In other words, it may indeed take one to know one, in the full Biblical sense of the word “know.”Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm? | Samantha Allen | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The city has unleashed messianic passions since Biblical times.
We should like to see a Biblical Commentary from his pen; it, would be immortal on account of its straightforwardnsss and oddity.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
An occasional pathos of simple humanity, and frequent patches of big Biblical words, relieved the homely tissue.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI | Robert Louis Stevenson
The acted parable went home, as so often was the case in Biblical times; and the proposed raid was countermanded.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
The Biblical term is the mountains of Ararat or Urartu, and the term includes the whole of the Hakkiari range.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Their salutations and modes of speech are also Biblical, and lend a touch of poetry to their lives.Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt | R. Talbot Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for biblical
of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
resembling the Bible in written style
- biblically, adverb
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