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Origin of superstitious
Examples from the Web for superstitious
When we can barely illuminate our own world, it would be superstitious to imagine that dead men could do it for us.
For artists, that moral sensibility, superstitious or no, ought to be cranked to 11.The Strange World of Political Assassination Fantasies|James Poulos|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their marriage had begun to suffer, and memories of the polio ballet loomed over the choreographer, known to be superstitious.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse|Nancy Buirski|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Historically, superstitious investors have feared the 10th month of the year.Washington Drama Makes October a Confusing Month for Investors|William O’Connor|October 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are superstitious, violent, passionate, mercurial, and secretive, with a greater belief in dragons than in any saint.Book Bag: Paul Theroux’s Favorite Inner-Journey Travel Books|Paul Theroux|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The memory of the terrible Tsar, the fear of him, was still alive in superstitious Russia, and none dared to dishonour his son.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
The superstitious natives supposed the drought was sent upon them as a judgment, because myself and Lay were allowed to live.
This frightened the superstitious old woman, and she ran away.Shadows of Shasta|Joaquin Miller
But he shuddered; a superstitious fear froze his blood; he felt that he was about to die.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
The superstitious barbarians in some degree respected churches.Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV|John Lord
late 14c., from Old French superstitieux, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitionem (nominative superstitio) "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods," perhaps originally "state of religious exaltation," related to superstes (genitive superstitis) "standing over or above," also "standing by, surviving," from superstare "stand on or over, survive," from super "above" (see super-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). There are many theories for the Latin sense development, but none has yet triumphed.