Biblical

[bib-li-kuhl]
adjective
1.
of or in the Bible: a Biblical name.
2.
in accord with the Bible.
3.
evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent: disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.
Also, biblical.


Origin:
1780–90; < Medieval Latin biblic(us) (bibl(ia) Bible + -icus -ic) + -al1

Biblically, biblically, adverb
anti-Biblical, adjective
anti-Biblically, adverb
non-Biblical, adjective
non-Biblically, adverb
post-Biblical, adjective
pro-Biblical, adjective
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biblical (ˈbɪblɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
2.  resembling the Bible in written style
 
'biblically
 
adv

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biblical
1790, from Bible + -ical.
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Example sentences for Biblical
Modern biblical research has shown that this is not the case.
The redemption theme extends beyond this biblical book through the genealogy.
A wiki list of biblical names says this means stone rock that besieges.
These commentaries reflect the biblical focus of monastic life.
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