Definition: building (of imposing size)
Definition: building (of imposing size)
Sentences Containing 'edifice'
In the roaring and raging of the conflagration, a red hot wind, driving straight from the infernal regions, seemed to be blowing the edifice away.
The chateau burned; the nearest trees, laid hold of by the fire, scorched and shrivelled; trees at a distance, fired by the four fierce figures, begirt the blazing edifice with a new forest of smoke.
There was another college higher up on an airy summit a bright new edifice, picturesquely and peculiarly towered and pinnacled a sort of gigantic casters, with the cruets all complete.
Nobody could infer the master mind in the top of that edifice from the edifice itself.
The Palais de Justice communicated with the prison, a sombre edifice, that from its grated windows looks on the clock tower of the Accoules.
this edifice which I have been so long preparing, which I have reared with so much care and toil, is to be crushed by a single touch, a word, a breath!
Finally, keep your aim fixed on the destruction of that ill-founded edifice of the books of chivalry, hated by some and praised by many more; for if you succeed in this you will have achieved no small success."
A real quantity, infinitely less than any finite quantity, containing quantities infinitely less than itself, and so on _in infinitum_; this is an edifice so bold and prodigious, that it is too weighty for any pretended demonstration to support, because it shocks the clearest and most natural principles of human reason. But what renders the matter more extraordinary, is, that these seemingly absurd opinions are supported by a chain of reasoning, the clearest and most natural; nor is it possible for us to allow the premises without admitting the consequences.
Within the shadow, I may figuratively say, of that religious edifice immortalized by Chaucer, which was anciently the resort of Pilgrims from the remotest corners of--in short,' said Mr. Micawber, 'in the immediate neighbourhood of the Cathedral.'
Then someone suggested that their plaything should be exhibited in the nearest building, and so I was led past the sphinx of white marble, which had seemed to watch me all the while with a smile at my astonishment, towards a vast grey edifice of fretted stone.
You have laid a foundation that any edifice may be raised upon; and is it not a pity that you should devote the spring-time of your life to such a poor pursuit as I can offer?'
The king’s palace is no regular edifice, but a heap of buildings, about seven miles round: the chief rooms are generally two hundred and forty feet high, and broad and long in proportion.
Some aspects of this edifice, like the use of colours and materials, were clearly influenced by Art Nouveau architecture.
The chapel of Carburton that is dedicated to Saint Giles is a small edifice that is said to be stood on land liable to flood.
palaestra at Olympia is an ancient edifice in Olympia, Greece, part of the gymnasium at the sanctuary.
Luke's Church in Borella. The edifice was designed by Canon Corea, including the designs on each pillar, the octagonal tower of the sanctuary, the doors and windows, and all decorative motifs within the church.
In the last three decades la Monnaie has regained its place amongst the foremost opera houses in Europe thanks to the efforts of the successive directors Gérard Mortier and Bernard Foccroulle and music directors Sylvain Cambreling and Antonio Pappano. The current edifice is the third theatre on the site.
He ordered plans to replace the old building by a new and more monumental edifice, but nothing was done during the Napoleonic rule.
TZUM-Sofia (, abbreviated from Централен универсален магазин, "Tsentralen universalen magazin", Central Department Store) is an upmarket department store in the centre of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, officially opened in 1957 and situated in a monumental edifice (part of The Largo complex) on one of the city's main boulevards.
The edifice was designed by architect Kosta Nikolov and has an area of 20,570 m².
In 1869-77 the old wooden church was dismantled, and in its place the current Neo-Gothic edifice was raised, and the Rococo altar with the figurine of Our Lady of Ludźmierz was moved into the new church.
Moyne had been sent to Cairo because of their long personal and political friendship, and Churchill told the House of Commons: "The Times" of London quoted "Ha'aretz'"s view that the assassins "have done more by this single reprehensible crime to demolish the edifice erected by three generations of Jewish pioneers than is imaginable."
The Vaibhāśika-Sarvāstivāda, which had by far the most "comprehensive edifice of doctrinal systematics" of the early Buddhist schools, was widely influential in India and beyond.
The edifice of the Roman Catholic church, which was built in the Classical style in 1800, is the dominant building of Čečejovce.
Ambrose's refusal to surrender this church brought about a siege of the edifice, in which Ambrose and a multitude of his faithful Milanese had shut themselves up.
Although used for regular liturgical services of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the edifice had previously been a part of the historical park "Sofia-Kiev."
The current church includes two corinthian columns from the ancient edifice.
The decoration continued in the 18th century with, among others, Domenico Antonio Vaccaro and Francesco Solimena, who re-used marble elements from the ancient edifice for the new pavement and the pilasters of the nave. The church was severely damaged by an Allied bombing in 1943, which caused the nearly total destruction of Massimo Stanzione's frescoes.
Designed by Buffalo architect C. N. Otis, Van Rensselaer Hall referred to as "the college edifice".
A rectangular closed courtyard with the main edifice at the far end, on either side two "longères" of service buildings (the one on the right now ruined) and in front a wall more or less fortified and pierced with two unequal doors (now ruined), the cart entrance and pedestrian door.
The club layout plans have been carried out by Edifice, a leading architect firm of Mumbai and the interior designing and decoration has been planned by architect, Kamal Periwal and Amrita Mukherjee of Maheshwari Associates.
The School of Art moved out to its own building and the edifice is undergoing an addition and renovation with the intent of restoring it to the design originally envisioned by Rudolph.
The roof is the most visually impressive component, often constituting half the size of the whole edifice.
The use of construction modules keeps proportions between different parts of the edifice constant, preserving its overall harmony.(On the subject of temple proportions, see also the article "ken").
It is believed that Sayajirao Maharaja built this Kirti Mandir in the memory of deceased members of the royal Gaekwad family and the edifice is dedicated to Lord Mahadev.
By June 1892, plastering had been done and the installation of a temporary wooden floor, seats and altars permitted the sisters to worship in the edifice.
The church features an Italianate edifice and a steeple which can be seen from most of the city.
Houses often stood four or five stories tall, with single-story rooms facing the plaza; room blocks were terraced to allow the tallest sections to compose the pueblo's rear edifice.
They have shown that a centrally planned edifice was present here in the 10th century.
This edifice had decayed in such a way that in the early 12th century the bishop of Bergamo decided on its complete reconstruction.
Of the original edifice only some Romanesque-Gothic remains can be seen on the sides.
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sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
embryonic - undeveloped; rudimentary; N. embryo: organism in the early stage of development
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
dignitary - person of high rank or position
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced