Devaluation

In the “Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion,”:http://manybooks.net/titles/humedavidetext03dlgnr10.html Cleanthes remarks on %(sane)”the adorably mysterious and incomprehensible nature of the Supreme Being.”% How long has it been since “Adorable” meant “worthy of adoration”? If anything nowadays is described as “adorable and utterly divine” it’s either a tea set, or a fluffy toy.

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