[ bib-li-kuhl ]
/ ˈbɪb lɪ kəl /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Biblical
Bib·li·cal·ly, bib·li·cal·ly, adverban·ti-Bib·li·cal, adjectivean·ti-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverbnon-Bib·li·cal, adjective
non-Bib·li·cal·ly, adverbpost-Bib·li·cal, adjectivepro-Bib·li·cal, adjective
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How to use Biblical in a sentence
It was code-named Machon Ayalon, or the Ayalon Institute, after a biblically significant valley in Israel.Israel Had a Secret, Underground Bullet Factory|Nina Strochlic|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, just eyeballing it here, that ark looked closer to four hundred cubits than the biblically prescribed three hundred.‘Noah’: The Bible vs. the Blockbuster|Joel Baden|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, biblically speaking, angels are as likely to be sending a message as delivering one.The Truth About Angels in the Bible|Candida Moss|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is room for biblically held beliefs with regard to sexuality, but we need to change how we talk about them.Family Research Council’s Award to Antigay Pastor Ron Baity Rewards Hate Speech|Kirsten Powers|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“Not at all, because I consider myself biblically based, so I will respond, not react,” he said.Powell's Gay Soldier Dilemma|Gail Sheehy|February 5, 2010|DAILY BEAST
He had spent his days in what might be termed, biblically, riotous living.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for Biblical
/ (ˈbɪblɪkəl) /
of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
resembling the Bible in written style
Derived forms of biblicalbiblically, adverb
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