transcendency :

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  • n  a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
  • n  the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits

  • The present transcendency of women indicates the decline of the cycle.
  • There is much unwarranted prating about the transcendency of 'experience' over 'content' in the curriculum .
  • She had committed murder, of course; yet murder may represent a moment of transcendency and courage which the death penalty, always a cowardly, cold murder, never does .

  • Yvonne Rainer in Boston Globe (registration)
    Four decades ago, Rainer wrote a manifesto that echoes still in the art world: "No to spectacle no to virtuosity no to transformations and magic and make-believe no to the glamour and transcendency of the star image no to the heroic no to the...

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