Definition of ultimacy in English:

ultimacy

nounultimacies

See ultimate

  • ‘But like any other principle claiming ultimacy, it is nothing but a phantasm - a mere assumption, an assertion, a claim - one which reigns supreme simply due to its success in excluding other, competing claims.’
  • ‘In this revolutionary rendering of the ultimacy of human being and the human world is born the spirit of absolutism, the soul of ultra-modernist culture.’
  • ‘I am thinking, for example, of the way he talks about ultimacy: ‘The likeliest path to the ultimate ground,’ he says, ‘leads through my local ground.’’
  • ‘But what about the Source Incompatibilist Argument, and the premise concerning ultimacy that seems to plague most every brand of compatibilism: A person acts of her own free will only if she is its ultimate source?’
  • ‘Milbank claims that their basic thrust is nihilistic, as is that of positivism, Hegelianism, liberalism, relativism, subjectivism and pluralism, and that they are founded on the ultimacy of aggression, violence and war.’
  • ‘Logically, then, Christians who insisted on the adequacy and ultimacy of the particular revelation of Christ found in the New Testament, by that very fact automatically showed themselves to be unenlightened.’
  • ‘By appealing to these absolutes, the president has attempted to endow his cause with a kind of ultimacy, in which ‘those who are not for us are against us.’’
  • ‘Is it, in other words, the subjective ultimacy of our concern that determines faith or is it concern for the ‘really’ ultimate-whatever that may mean?’
  • ‘I expressed my hope, again, that the plaintiffs would retain legal counsel to assist them on that date in view of the potential ultimacy of the matters to come before me and that this time had been scheduled for a trial.’
  • ‘Neither believers nor unbelievers, whether on the left or the right, agreed to meet on the allegedly common ground of ultimacy and transcendence and cosmic order.’
  • ‘He also tries to relieve tensions between theology and Darwinian evolution, particularly in regard to issues of purpose and ultimacy.’
  • ‘The writer distinguishes two separate motivations for incompatibilism: a worry about alternative possibilities, and a worry about ultimacy.’
  • ‘But fear does have a way of turning the mind to matters of ultimacy.’

Pronunciation

ultimacy

/ˈʌltɪməsi/