A strange result in some research:Religious people were more likely to lie for financial gain

Angels i n church window...Mike Flemming


I think it’s not so surprising amongst Christians because Jesus came to save sinners and so more sinners go to Church…They need salvation but it must take time!That’s why we have Confession/Or maybe people who go to Church are from lower social classes and so are short of cash?I always found rich people avoid tax and so on regardless of religion.

Maybe “trying “to be good is counterproductive!

I’m not sure about Jews….I knew a lot at work and they were all more than honest.Also they seem more intelligent…. after all they invented the alphabet writing,story telling,ethics,morals,poetry…..God!Why should they steal?

Now don’t blame me…read the research!



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Examples Word Origin
Spell Syllables
Classical Mythology. a personification of the soul, which in the form of a beautiful girl was loved by Eros.
(lowercase) the human soul, spirit, or mind.
(lowercase) Psychology, Psychoanalysis. the mental or psychological structure of a person, especially as a motive force.
Neoplatonism. the second emanation of the One, regarded as a universal consciousness and as the animating principle of the world.
a female given name.
Origin of Psyche Expand
1650-16601650-60 for def 2; < Latin psȳchē < Greek psȳchḗ literally, breath, derivative of psȳ́chein to breathe, blow, hence, live (see psycho- )
psych1or psyche
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verb (used with object), Informal.
to intimidate or frighten psychologically, or make nervous (often followed by out):
to psych out the competition.
to prepare psychologically to be in the right frame of mind or to give one’s best (often followed by up):
to psych oneself up for an interview.
to figure out psychologically; decipher (often followed by out):
to psych out a problem.
Origin Expand
1915-20 in earlier sense “to subject to psychoanalysis”; originally a shortening of psychoanalyze; in later use (especially in defs. 1 and 2) perhaps independent use of psych-
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Contemporary Examples
Mercury retrograde inspires you to revisit ignored destiny callings that still silently echo in your psyche.
Starsky + Cox
August 5, 2011
These pressures in the psyche are as taxing as physical hardships.
June 30, 2012
Still, the white-knight syndrome is deeply embedded in the Republican psyche.
June 22, 2010
“It took months for this initial trauma to ebb, years for my psyche to regain its equilibrium,” Sullivan writes.

Historical Examples
psyche approached it timidly, and presently found courage to enter.

Gods and Heroes
R. E. Francillon
“And you know we shall be in mourning,” said psyche to her brother.

The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
How freely psyche breathed, in the innocently white glowing fire!

Louis Couperus
Of course this isn’t all mine; it includes ma’s and psyche ‘s.

The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The beautiful fable of the winged deity’s love for psyche, is the most pleasing of those related of him.

British Dictionary definitions for psyche
the human mind or soul
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek psukhē breath, soul; related to Greek psukhein to breathe
(Greek myth) a beautiful girl loved by Eros (Cupid), who became the personification of the soul
(transitive) ( informal) to psychoanalyse See also psych out, psych up
Word Origin
C20: shortened from psychoanalyse
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Word Origin and History for psyche Expand
1640s, “animating spirit,” from Latin psyche, from Greek psykhe “the soul, mind, spirit; breath; life, one’s life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body; understanding” (personified as Psykhe, the beloved of Eros), akin to psykhein “to blow, cool,” from PIE root *bhes- “to blow, to breathe” (cf. Sanskrit bhas-), “Probably imitative” [Watkins].

Also in ancient Greek, “departed soul, spirit, ghost,” and often represented symbolically as a butterfly or moth. The word had extensive sense development in Platonic philosophy and Jewish-influenced theological writing of St. Paul (cf. spirit (n.)). Meaning “human soul” is from 1650s. In English, psychological sense “mind,” is attested by 1910.

as a noun, short for psychology in various senses (e.g. as an academic study, in student slang by 1895). As a verb, first attested 1917 as “to subject to psychoanalysis,” short for psychoanalyze. From 1934 as “to outsmart” (also psych out); from 1963 as “to unnerve.” However to psych (oneself) up is from 1972; to be psyched up is attested from 1968.

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psyche in Medicine Expand
psyche psy·che (sī’kē)
The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously mediating the body’s responses to the social and physical environment.
Psyche [( seye -kee)]

In Roman mythology, a beautiful girl who was visited each night in the dark by Cupid, who told her she must not try to see him. When she did try, while he was asleep, she accidentally dropped oil from her lamp on him, and he awoke and fled. After she had performed many harsh tasks set by Cupid’s mother, Venus, Jupiter made her immortal, and she and Cupid were married. Her name is Greek for both “soul” and “butterfly.”

psyche [( seye -kee)]

The mind, soul, or spirit, as opposed to the body. In psychology, the psyche is the center of thought, feeling, and motivation, consciously and unconsciously directing the body’s reactions to its social and physical environment.

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What does minatory mean?

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or minatorial

[minuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

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menacing; threatening.
Origin of minatoryExpand

1525-35; < Late Latin minātōrius, equivalent to Latin minā () to menace+ -tōrious

minatorily, adverb
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  • I had lugged my double-barrel thus far, a futile burden, unless when it served a minatory purpose among the drunken Klalams.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory look.

    A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And now we know for all time that these countless scolding and minatory voices were not mere angry units, but that they were in.

    The German War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And to these his appeal was persuasive and suggestive, never didactic orminatory.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
  • No one concerned with the fundamentals of national well-being can ignoreanything so minatory.

    Woman and Womanhood C. W. Saleeby
  • The unrestful, the well-organised and minatory sea had been advancing quickly.

    And Even Now Max Beerbohm
  • These visits she dreaded; they were grumbling and minatory, andenlivened by occasional oaths and curses.

    The Tenants of Malory Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She actually defied him, though she was quite helpless, with someminatory sounds.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • The Left shout and shake fists at a row of steel-helmeted soldiers, withloaded rifles at the ready and a minatory machine-gun.

    The New Germany George Young
  • Ricci, detained by sickness, did not arrive until September 9th, and thenhe was the bearer of the minatory brief of June 16th.

British Dictionary definitions for minatoryExpand


/ˈmɪnətərɪ; -trɪ/



threatening or menacing
Derived Forms
minatorily, minatorially, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin minātōrius, from Latin minārī to threaten
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Word Origin and History for minatoryExpand

“expressing a threat, 1530s, from Middle French minatoire, from Late Latinminatorius, from minat-, stem of minari “to threaten” (see menace (n.)).
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I’ll love it well

My old dip pen made splotches

on my desk.

It wrote upon the page with leaks and spills

Freud would slip in quietly and with zest.

Before he asked for money for his bills

A splotch looks like King Boris with no throne

A splash looks like a cow stood all alone

A line of writing seems to be severe.

But as it’s yours I’ll love it well my dear

I bit the cat



I bit the cat because the cat bit me
Yet I was wrong for this will make him worse
Now I shall be tried for hurting fleas

A cat may bite from curiosity
I was wrong to swear and wildly curse
I bit the cat because the cat bit me

I forgot to buy the carrots and the peas.
Neither have I booked the cat a hearse
Oh, no I shall be tried for eating fleas

Learn my lesson, it is almost free
My cat has died and it will hit my purse
I bit the cat because the cat bit me

I have no cat to sit upon my knee
No longer will he linger by the hearth
I always thought that puss would outlive me

I feel I have destroyed my moral worth
No longer should I dwell on this sweet earth
I bit the cat because the cat bit me
Where’s my love and whose the victory?

A golden sheet

I saw your soul like that of a wild bird

Someone other guided me to act
Deep inside my voice had been unlocked
I sang the psalms and then a lullaby
Not aware in thought that you would die.

I fed you with a teaspoon the mashed fish
From a plate as good as one might wish
Like a little child you tried your best
You smiled at me and gazed like one who’s blessed

You sat up with a brighter face at last
Then lay back and God knows all the rest

Oh, don’t go yet ,my darling,I am here
The floor of heaven came down amidst my tears
Made of sumptuous satin, gold,revered
For a little moment it hung low
Then it rose and took you in its glow
I saw your soul like that of a wild bird
Taken by the Power who spoke the Word

A sheet of tears fell down from my closed eyes
It’s hard ,so hard when those you love must die