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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
supernatural
I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
supernatural/paranormal phenomena (=ones that appear to be against the laws of nature)
▪ Ghosts are one example of paranormal phenomena.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
force
▪ Both Lyell and Wallace opted for a theory in which a supernatural force had affected the later stages of human development.
▪ He could be overcome only by a supernatural force.
▪ The Beowulf -poet often ascribes events to wyrd, and treats it in a way as a supernatural force.
▪ At times, you feel that you're being shifted by a supernatural force.
▪ It seemed as if some supernatural force was intent on operating the branch.
▪ Three, we are now within un-, sub- or supernatural forces.
▪ By the same token, they say that the devil is actively at work as a supernatural force.
▪ Persistent aggression requires an explanation in terms of exogenous, supernatural forces.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ As for its strictly supernatural origins, there is no clear consensus on that either.
▪ Lots of computer-generated technical dazzle in this fantasy about jungle animals escaping a supernatural board game and terrorizing a New Hampshire town.
▪ Our only hope for a good time is for the story to accelerate into amazing supernatural thrills.
▪ The Beowulf -poet often ascribes events to wyrd, and treats it in a way as a supernatural force.
▪ Their supernatural protagonists had encapsulated the virtues and vices of human beings, thoroughly homogenized.
▪ Unless you believe in some supernatural being, taking notes of our progress.
▪ Was it some supernatural sentinel of the Scarabae?
II.noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But it was a fear of the inexplicable, the unknown, not of the supernatural.
▪ I need facts, not stories of the supernatural.
▪ It also reminds us of how recently belief in the supernatural was part of life.
▪ Nor were more educated Protestants totally impervious to the pull of the supernatural.
▪ Successful golf requires luck, too, something to make you feel that the supernatural is on your side.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Supernatural

Supernatural \Su`per*nat"u*ral\, a. [Pref. super- + natural: cf. OF. supernaturel, F. surnaturel.] Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.

Syn: Preternatural.

Usage: Supernatural, Preternatural. Preternatural signifies beside nature, and supernatural, above or beyond nature. What is very greatly aside from the ordinary course of things is preternatural; what is above or beyond the established laws of the universe is supernatural. The dark day which terrified all Europe nearly a century ago was preternatural; the resurrection of the dead is supernatural. ``That form which the earth is under at present is preternatural, like a statue made and broken again.''
--T. Burnet. ``Cures wrought by medicines are natural operations; but the miraculous ones wrought by Christ and his apostles were supernatural.''
--Boyle.

That is supernatural, whether it be, that is either not in the chain of natural cause and effect, or which acts on the chain of cause and effect in nature, from without the chain.
--Bushnell.

We must not view creation as supernatural, but we do look upon it as miraculous.
--McCosh.

The supernatural, whatever is above and beyond the scope, or the established course, of the laws of nature. ``Nature and the supernatural.''
--H. Bushnell.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
supernatural

early 15c. "of or given by God," from Medieval Latin supernaturalis "above or beyond nature, divine," from Latin super "above" (see super-) + natura "nature" (see nature (n.)). Originally with more of a religious sense, "of or given by God, divine; heavenly;" association with ghosts, etc., has predominated since 19c. Related: Supernaturalism.\n\nThat is supernatural, whatever it be, that is either not in the chain of natural cause and effect, or which acts on the chain of cause and effect, in nature, from without the chain.

[Horace Bushnell, "Nature and the Supernatural," 1858]

supernatural

1729, "a supernatural being," from supernatural (adj.). From 1830 as "that which is above or beyond the established course of nature."

Wiktionary
supernatural

a. 1 Above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by a deity or some force beyond that which humans are born with. In Roman Catholic theology, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sanctifying%20grace is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature. 2 Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all. 3 Neither visible nor measurable. n. 1 (context countable English) A supernatural being. 2 (context uncountable English) Supernatural beings and events collectively. (qualifier: When used with definite article: "the supernatural".)

WordNet
supernatural

n. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural" [syn: occult]

supernatural

adj. not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings" [ant: natural]

Wikipedia
Supernatural

The supernatural ( Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis " natural", first used: 1520–1530 AD) is defined as being incapable to be explained by science or the laws of nature, characteristic or relating to ghosts, gods or other supernatural beings or to appear beyond nature.

Supernatural (DC Talk album)

Supernatural is the fifth studio album from DC Talk. It was the last album released by DC Talk that featured all-new studio material and it debuted on the US Billboard Chart at No. 4, selling 106,213 copies. It was certified platinum three years after its release on February 21, 2002. A remastered edition was released in 2013. It released on vinyl in 2015.

Supernatural (Santana album)

Supernatural is the seventeenth studio album by the Latin rock band Santana, it was released on June 15, 1999. It went 15 times platinum in the US and won nine Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year as well as three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year.

The album, conceived by Clive Davis and A&R'd by Pete Ganbarg, was a major global hit, eventually selling more than 30 million copies. It is the most successful album by Santana, hitting the number one spot in ten countries, including the United States. It is also the highest selling album of original material released by any artist who had already been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame prior to its release and second highest selling overall behind The Beatles compilation album 1.

Supernatural debuted at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 on July 3, 1999 but topped (after 18 weeks) the chart on October 30, 1999 and stayed there for 12 non-consecutive weeks. It included the hit single " Smooth", which featured Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas on vocals, and was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks. The follow-up single, " Maria Maria" (which featured The Product G&B), was number one on the same chart for 10 weeks. Santana and Rob Thomas won three Grammys for their collaboration on the song "Smooth" while Santana and Everlast won another for the song " Put Your Lights On". Santana also won a Grammy for "Maria Maria". Carlos Santana became the first Hispanic to win the Record of the Year Grammy Award, while the Album of the Year award was bestowed upon Davis.

Among the other guest artists are Eric Clapton, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews, Maná and Cee-Lo Green.

Supernatural (rapper)

Reco Price (born April 23, 1970), better known by his stage name Supernatural (aka Super Nat or MC Supernatural) is an American rapper best known for his "on-the-spot" freestyle and battle rap abilities He has been a regular performer and host of the Rock the Bells Music Festival since its beginning in 2004.

Supernatural (U.S. TV series)

Supernatural is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings in the world. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Along with Kripke, executive producers have been McG, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, John Shiban, Ben Edlund and Adam Glass. Former executive producer and director Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season.

The series is filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers, and the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons but later expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series' main storyline, and Kripke departed the series as showrunner. The series has continued on for several more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. The series was renewed for an eleventh season, which premiered on October 7, 2015. With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running North American fantasy series. The series has been renewed for a twelfth season, which will premiere on October 13, 2016.

Supernatural (disambiguation)

Supernatural typically refers to supernatural forces and phenomena, but may also refer to:

Supernatural (1977 TV series)

Supernatural is a British anthology television series that was produced by the BBC in 1977. The series consisted of eight episodes and was broadcast on BBC1. In each episode, a prospective member of the "Club of the Damned" was required to tell a horror story, and their application for membership would be judged on how frightening the story was. Applicants who failed to tell a sufficiently frightening story would be killed.

Supernatural (Wild Orchid song)

"Supernatural" is a song by Wild Orchid, released as the final single from their self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. The song samples the 1968 song " Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes and its lyrics describe a "heaven-sent" supernatural love.

Supernatural (group)

Supernatural was a Swedish pop group that consisted of the winners of the second season of the Swedish reality TV show Popstars. In Sweden the show was broadcast on Kanal5 in 2003. The band had several hits with songs like Supernatural and Rock U. Supernatural was expected to take part in the Swedish precursor selections for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 but its record label did not publicize the band sufficiently and the members subsequently split up in 2004 after arguments with their record label.

Supernatural (Stereo MCs album)

Supernatural is a 1990 album by Stereo MCs. The album is their second release. The US release is subtitled "American Mix" and has a different track list. In 1996, Mixmag ranked the album at number 46 in its list of the "Best Dance Albums of All Time".

Supernatural (Ben E. King album)

Supernatural marks Ben E. King's transition to the main Atlantic Records label after time on subsidiary labels. The album is King's ninth album and eighth studio album. The single,"Supernatural Thing Part 1" brought him a return to chart success, reaching #1 on the R&B charts, his first time in fourteen years, and peaking at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Supernatural (season 3)

The third season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on October 4, 2007, and concluded on May 15, 2008. Traveling throughout America, protagonists Sam ( Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) use their father's journal to help them carry on the family business—saving people and hunting supernatural creatures. The season begins with the brothers tracking down the demons released from Hell in the previous season finale. They become allies with a demon named Ruby ( Katie Cassidy), who claims to know a way to release Dean from his demonic pact—he had sold his soul to a demon and was given a year to live in exchange for Sam's resurrection—and wants to protect them from the new demonic leader Lilith. As Dean's deadline approaches, their efforts are further hindered by Bela Talbot ( Lauren Cohan), a professional thief of occult items who is often at odds with the Winchesters.

In the United States the season aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm ET on The CW television network. The CW ordered 22 episodes for the season, but interference from the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike ultimately limited the season to 16 episodes. Some storylines were thus postponed, which Kripke felt ultimately benefited the season by forcing the writers to focus on saving Dean. Despite its low ratings—it averaged only about 2.74 million American viewers—the series received an early renewal for a fourth season. The third season received mixed reviews from critics and fans, while the introduction of Ruby and Bela garnered generally negative responses.

Warner Home Video released the season on DVD as a five-disc box set in Region 1 on September 2, 2008, in Region 2 on August 25, 2008, and in Region 4 on September 30, 2008. The episodes are also available through digital retailers such as Apple's iTunes Store, Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon.com's on-demand TV service.

Supernatural (season 2)

The second season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on September 28, 2006, and concluded on May 17, 2007, airing 22 episodes. The season focuses on protagonists Sam ( Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) as they track down Azazel, the demon responsible for the deaths of their mother Mary and father John. They attempt to discover the demon's plan for Sam and other psychic children—young adults who were visited by Azazel as infants and given abilities, and whose mothers often then died in a fire. During their travels, they use their father's journal to help them carry on the family business—saving people and hunting supernatural creatures.

The season aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm ET in the United States, and was the first season to air on The CW television network, a joint venture of The WB and UPN. The previous season was broadcast on The WB. It averaged only about 3.14 million American viewers, and was in danger of not being renewed. The cast and crew garnered many award nominations, but the episodes received mixed reviews from critics. While both the brotherly chemistry between the lead actors and the decision to finish the main storyline were praised, the formulaic structure of the episodes was criticized.

The season was internationally syndicated, airing in the United Kingdom on ITV, in Canada on Citytv and SPACE, and in Australia on Network Ten. It was released on DVD as a six-disc box set September 11, 2007, by Warner Home Video in Region 1. Although the season was split into two separate releases in Region 2, the complete set was released October 29, 2007, and in Region 4 October 3, 2007. The episodes are also available through digital retailers such as Apple's iTunes Store, Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon.com's on-demand TV service.

Supernatural (EP)

Supernatural is an EP by American alternative rock band Alien Crime Syndicate and was released in 1999. There were two editions of the record available, a 7" Vinyl and a CD release, both with alternative track listings.

Supernatural (film)

Supernatural is a 1933 American Pre-Code horror film directed by Victor Halperin. The film is about Roma Courtenay ( Carole Lombard) who attends a staged seance but finds herself suddenly possessed by the spirit of an executed murderess, Ruth Roge.

Supernatural was the followup to Halperin's White Zombie and uses many members of the crew from that film in its production. Trouble grew on the set between Carole Lombard and the director as Lombard felt she was more suited for comedy films. The film was not as financially successful as White Zombie on its initial release.

Supernatural (season 1)

The first season of Supernatural, an American television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on September 13, 2005, and concluded on May 4, 2006 after 22 episodes. It focuses on brothers Sam and Dean Winchester as they track down their father, John, who is on the trail of the demon who killed their mother and Sam's girlfriend. During their travels, they use their father's journal to help them carry on the family business—saving people and hunting supernatural creatures. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles star as Sam and Dean, with Jeffrey Dean Morgan recurring as their father, John, and Nicki Aycox as the demonic Meg Masters. This is the only season to air on The WB Television Network, with all subsequent seasons airing on The CW Television Network, a joint venture of The WB and UPN.

The first sixteen episodes of the season aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm ET in the United States, after which the series was rescheduled to Thursdays. Overall, the season averaged about 3.81 million American viewers. The season gained many award nominations, among them two Primetime Emmy Awards for work done on the pilot episode. While some critics did not like the mostly anthology-like format, others praised the show for the emotional moments and noted the brotherly chemistry between the lead actors.

The season was internationally syndicated, airing in the United Kingdom on ITV, in Canada on Citytv, and in Australia on Network Ten. The first season was released on DVD as a six-disc box set on September 5, 2006, by Warner Home Video in Region 1. Although the season was split into two separate releases in Region 2, the complete set was released on October 2, 2006, and in Region 4 on October 2, 2007. The episodes are also available through digital retailers such as Apple's iTunes Store, Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace, and Amazon.com's on-demand TV service.

Supernatural (season 4)

The fourth season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered September 18, 2008, and concluded on May 14, 2009, on The CW.

This season focuses on brothers Sam ( Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) encountering angels for the first time in their lives as hunters of the supernatural; this marks the introduction of eventual series regular, the angel Castiel ( Misha Collins). The angels intervene to rescue Dean from Hell and bring him back to life after he was trapped there in the third season finale " No Rest for the Wicked". They explain that they have arrived on Earth for the first time in thousands of years in order to prevent demons from freeing the fallen angel Lucifer from Hell, as Lucifer would then cause the Apocalypse. The demons are led by the Winchesters' enemy, and Dean's murderer, Lilith. However, it becomes increasingly clear that something is wrong with Heaven and that the angels have their own agendas. Despite an initially happy reunion, tension grows between Sam and Dean because Dean fears Sam's growing demonic powers and distrusts Sam's returning demonic ally Ruby ( Genevieve Cortese).

Supernatural (season 5)

The fifth season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered September 10, 2009, and concluded on May 13, 2010, on The CW. Season five regular cast members include Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins, who was promoted to series regular this season. After the conclusion of this season, series creator Eric Kripke stepped down as showrunner. The fifth season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 1 on September 7, 2010.

Mark Pellegrino plays the role of Lucifer, who was freed from Hell at the end of Season 4. Paris Hilton guest starred in the episode "Fallen Idols", in which she played Leshii, a pagan god that takes the form of various well-known faces including herself. The season also features the return of Jo and her mother Ellen Harvelle, as well as hunter Rufus, the Trickster and the prophet Chuck.

Supernatural (season 8)

The eighth season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered October 3, 2012, and concluded on May 15, 2013, airing 23 episodes. It is the first season headed by Jeremy Carver as executive producer and showrunner. It aired on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm (ET) on The CW. The season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 1 on September 10, 2013, in region 2 on October 28, 2013, and in region 4 on September 25, 2014.

Supernatural (season 9)

The ninth season of Supernatural, an American supernatural drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on October 8, 2013, concluded on May 20, 2014, and contained 23 episodes. This is the second season with Jeremy Carver as showrunner. The season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 1 on September 9, 2014, in region 2 on June 8, 2015, and in region 4 on October 8, 2014.

Supernatural (season 6)

The sixth season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered September 24, 2010, and concluded May 20, 2011, airing 22 episodes. This is the first season to have Sera Gamble as showrunner after the full-time departure of Kripke.

The season begins a year after the happenings of the previous season finale with Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) living a happy and normal life. Mysteriously, Sam Winchester ( Jared Padalecki) is freed from Lucifer's cage in Hell and teams up with Dean, who leaves his new life behind and becomes a hunter again.

In the United States the season aired on Fridays at 9:00 pm ( ET) on The CW television network. Special guest stars in this season included Brian Doyle-Murray and Robert Englund.

Supernatural (Des'ree album)

Supernatural is the third studio album by British recording artist Des'ree. Released by 550 Music and Epic Records on 11 August 1998, it follows four years after the singer's previous album, I Ain't Movin'. Predominantly an R&B album, Supernatural received mixed to positive reviews from critics, who praised Des'ree's voice, but noted that the album lacked memorable songs. The album appeared on several record charts, reaching the top ten in Austria and the Netherlands, and the top twenty in Flanders, France, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

" Life" was released as the lead single from Supernatural, although " I'm Kissing You" was used as the soundtrack single for the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. "Life" charted well, topping the singles charts of Austria and the Netherlands.

Supernatural (season 7)

The seventh season of Supernatural, an American paranormal drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered September 23, 2011, and concluded May 18, 2012, airing 23 episodes. The season focuses on protagonists Sam ( Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) facing a new enemy called Leviathans, stronger than they have encountered so far as well as rendering their usual weapons useless.

On January 12, 2012, the season won two People's Choice Awards including Best Network TV Drama. This is the second and final season of Sera Gamble as showrunner, with Jeremy Carver taking over the role for season eight. Warner Home Video released the season on DVD and Blu-ray in Region 1 on September 18, 2012, in region 2 on November 5, 2012, and in Region 4 on October 31, 2012.

Supernatural (season 10)

The tenth season of Supernatural, an American supernatural drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on October 7, 2014 on The CW, and concluded on May 20, 2015, consisting of 23 episodes. The season aired Tuesdays at 9:00 pm (ET), and moved to Wednesdays at 9:00 pm beginning March 18, 2015. This is the third season with Jeremy Carver as showrunner. The season was released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 1 on September 8, 2015.

Supernatural (season 11)

The eleventh season of Supernatural, an American supernatural drama television series created by Eric Kripke, premiered on October 7, 2015, on The CW and concluded on May 25, 2016. The season consisted of 23 episodes and aired on Wednesdays at 9:00 pm (ET). This is the fourth and final season with Jeremy Carver as showrunner. The season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in region 1 on September 6, 2016.

Supernatural (season 12)

The twelfth season of Supernatural, an American supernatural drama television series created by Eric Kripke, is scheduled to premiere on October 13, 2016, on The CW. The season will consist of 22 episodes and air on Thursdays at 9:00 pm (ET). This is the first season with Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer as showrunners.

Usage examples of "supernatural".

Beside all this, Roderic had had communicated to him, by a supernatural afflatus, that wondrous art, as yet unknown in the plains of Albion, of turning up the soil with a share of iron, and scattering it with a small quantity of those grains which are most useful to man, to expect to gather, after a short interval, a forty-fold increase.

The boldness of his entrance into their holly of holies, his affrontery, the ease with which he had taken their prisoner from them had impressed them, while the fact that Sobito, a witch-doctor, had fled from him in terror had assured them of his supernatural origin.

Paradoxically, he began to move in the other direction as he matured and was one of the pioneers in fictional explanation of the supernatural and witchcraft in scientific terms.

Things that have been miscalled supernatural appear to me simple,more natural than nature, than earth, than sea,or sun.

I suspected him of possessing supernatural powers, at least as regards his ability to ferret out my misdeeds, I perceived him at the time to be an inwardly directed soul who felt misused by the world and whose only interests, apart from the circus, were a love of books and calligraphy.

Without the misnamed supernatural these to me seem incomplete, unfinished.

Half-starved mud-scrabblers incapable of distinguishing dream from reality, ascribing crop-failure, blight and murrain to supernatural beings, imagining they could protect themselves by sacrificing most of what remained to themwhereupon, of course, weakness and fatigue allowed dreams to invade their minds ever further.

No wonder, then, that ever gathering volume from the mere transit over the wildest watery spaces, the outblown rumors of the White Whale did in the end incorporate with themselves all manner of morbid hints, and half-formed foetal suggestions of supernatural agencies, which eventually invested Moby Dick with new terrors unborrowed from anything that visibly appears.

It was supernatural, flying at sixty miles an hour through the low Louisiana landscape, the levee always concealing the Mississippi, the sky frequently completely overlaced with green.

By a process of careful selection, he would have to requisition jurors of compassion and sensitivity whose minds would be open to fresh concepts and whose imaginations would permit them to take the plunge into the penumbra of the occult and whose religious backgrounds would not cause them to discount the supernatural as entirely unthinkable.

We rather chose to leave him a while under a supposition that she had found, or coined, or by some very extraordinary, perhaps supernatural means, had possessed herself of the money with which she had bribed her keeper, than to interrupt her narrative by giving a hint of what seemed to her of too little importance to be mentioned.

His thirteen years with the monks in Tibet had taught him much about the wonders of vampiric physiognomy, the astounding supernatural plasticity that was not at all limited to the traditional European transformational varieties of bat, wolf, and mist.

The clergy are so anxious to prove that all that comes from human nature is sin, and that all good in man has a supernatural origin, that they mostly ignore the facts which cannot be produced as an example of higher inspiration or grace, coming from above.

We have to keep at it until you get that supernatural pyromania under complete control.

I can only state, responding to what you so courteously ask, that her name is Dulcinea, her kingdom, Toboso, which is in La Mancha, her condition must be that of princess, at the very least, for she is my queen and lady, and her beauty is supernatural, for in it one finds the reality of all the impossible and chimerical aspects of beauty which poets attribute to their ladies: her tresses are gold, her forehead Elysian fields, her eyebrows the arches of heaven, her eyes suns, her cheeks roses, her lips coral, her teeth pearls, her neck alabaster, her bosom marble, her hands ivory, her skin white as snow, and the parts that modesty hides from human eyes are such, or so I believe and understand, that the most discerning consideration can only praise them but not compare them.