Definition: impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
Definition: impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
Sentences Containing 'grandeur'
``A compliment,''said the Marquis,``to the grandeur of the family, merited by the manner in which the family has sustained its grandeur.
She could not determine how her mother would take it; sometimes doubting whether all his wealth and grandeur would be enough to overcome her abhorrence of the man.
But the chances are that his picture will convey the things he was thinking about, and, in consequence, instead of impressing us with the grandeur of the mountain, will say something very like``See what a clever painter I am!''
Something of the same combination of primitive grandeur and strength with exquisite refinement of visualisation is seen in the art of Michael Angelo.
I intend to build me a house which will surpass any on the main street in Concord in grandeur and luxury, as soon as it pleases me as much and will cost me no more than my present one.
There is no estimating the pride I took in this grandeur, or the affection that began to swell and grow in me for those people.
It is such grandeur, too, to the cub, to get a chance to give an order; for often the pilot will simply say,`Let her go about!'
But it was not till I had visited the same spot a dozen times, that I came to a right comprehension of the grandeur of the scene.'
``I fear, Valentine,''replied the lover,``that were she living I should never have had the happiness of knowing you; you would then have been too happy to have stooped from your grandeur to bestow a thought on me.''
The Athenians sent Carneades the academic, and Diogenes the stoic, upon a solemn embassy to Rome; and though their city had then declined from its former grandeur, it was still an independent and considerable republic.
The high price paid by the Romans, in the time of their greatest grandeur, for rare birds and fishes, may in this manner easily be accounted for.
Those laws and customs, so favourable to the yeomanry, have perhaps contributed more to the present grandeur of England, than all their boasted regulations of commerce taken together.
In the height of their grandeur, it cost them two great wars, and three great battles, to subdue that little kingdom, of which the conquest would probably have been still more difficult, had it not been for the cowardice of its last king.
In the days of their grandeur, when no enemy appeared capable of opposing them, their heavy armour was laid aside as unnecessarily burdensome, their laborious exercises were neglected, as unnecessarily toilsome.
Their expense, too, their grandeur and magnificence, must be suited to what that commerce can afford to pay.
If the same freedom in consequence of the same uniformity, could be extended to Ireland and the plantations, both the grandeur of the state, and the prosperity of every part of the empire, would probably be still greater than at present.
He knows that the permanent grandeur of his family depends upon the prosperity of his people, and he will never knowingly ruin that prosperity for the sake of any momentary interest of his own.
It is otherwise with the farmers of his revenue, whose grandeur may frequently be the effect of the ruin, and not of the prosperity, of his people.
The republican form of government seems to be the principal support of the present grandeur of Holland.
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone circling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
They consider not that, by this theory, they diminish, instead of magnifying, the grandeur of those attributes, which they affect so much to celebrate.
"You shall, then, before you're three days older, Fallen Grandeur," says the duke.
But all these tokens of past grandeur were miserably decayed and dirty; rot, damp, and age, had weakened the flooring, which in many places was unsound and even unsafe.
There were six ambassadors, with a train of about five hundred persons, and their entry was very magnificent, suitable to the grandeur of their master, and the importance of their business.
Indeed, many are the Nantucket ships in which you will see the skipper parading his quarter-deck with an elated grandeur not surpassed in any military navy; nay, extorting almost as much outward homage as if he wore the imperial purple, and not the shabbiest of pilot-cloth.
To have been Belshazzar, King of Babylon; and to have been Belshazzar, not haughtily but courteously, therein certainly must have been some touch of mundane grandeur.
Great Washington, too, stands high aloft on his towering main-mast in Baltimore, and like one of Hercules' pillars, his column marks that point of human grandeur beyond which few mortals will go.
Winding far down from within the very heart of this spiked Hotel de Cluny where we here stand--however grand and wonderful, now quit it;--and take your way, ye nobler, sadder souls, to those vast Roman halls of Thermes; where far beneath the fantastic towers of man's upper earth, his root of grandeur, his whole awful essence sits in bearded state; an antique buried beneath antiquities, and throned on torsoes!
Nor, in profile, does this wondrous brow diminish; though that way viewed its grandeur does not domineer upon you so.
For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heartwoes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.
Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe.
The iconographic program highlights the military and the heroic grandeur of the Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, known as the "Gran Capitán" ("Great Captain"), who is buried in the crossing with his wife, Doña Maria de Manrique.
He described the bustling cities of Linqing and Dezhou in the northern province of Shandong, although he stated that the merchant activity and sizes of these two cities did not match the grandeur of Hangzhou and Suzhou in the south.
Donlan considered the game's world a "wonderfully crafted place" that was able to combine "the echoing grandeur of 1930s architecture and sooty technology with the home-made ingenuity of "LittleBigPlanet"".
The monument is referenced by Herman Melville (as Ishmael) in Chapter XXXV (The Mast-Head) of "Moby-Dick", "Great Washington, too, stands high aloft on his towering main-mast in Baltimore, and like one of Hercules' pillars, his column marks that point of human grandeur beyond which few mortals will go."
A local newspaper in New Albany described it: The cabin and outfit of this great southern steamer surpasses that of any boat that has yet graced the trade, and her accommodations are on the same scale of grandeur and magnificence.
The writers of Orunodoi chose the medium of prose, but the poetic grandeur in Assamese literature was achieved by the poets of the "Jonaki" group and their contemporaries.
He led a pious life in spite of the available princely grandeur.
It is of enormous dimensions and almost unbelievable mass and consists of one billion spheres of unimagined beauty and superb grandeur … arranged in seven concentric circuits immediately surrounding the three circuits of Paradise satellites.
Despite the grandeur of the chordial lines, they were not to be realised.
Levasseur returned to the Paris Opéra in 1827 and remained there until 1853, where he created all the great basso cantante roles, notably in operas such as; "Le comte Ory", "Guillaume Tell", "Robert le diable", "La juive", "Les Huguenots", "La favorite", "Dom Sebastien", "Le prophète", etc. Levasseur was considered peerless in his time, possessing a voice of remarkable beauty and grandeur.
The doors are housed under tall arches that give the impression of grandeur while also making the building appear smaller from far away.
Uncommon for Ionic order columns is the lack of fluting, which is usually used to draw the eye upward, increasing the grandeur of the facade.
Grand Designs Australia was filmed in 2009 by the Lifestyle Channel, who chose Maddison as someone "who could best articulate the grandeur of Grand Designs and also the Australianness we are looking for."
It also features a string grandeur similar to that of Hybrid.
William Bickford did not live long to enjoy its grandeur, and on his death in 1918 left his widow Margaret and son Harold with a substantial overdraft. They were able to maintain a gracious lifestyle however, retaining a coachman and other servants.
However, Alexander the Great did arrive at the temple of Amun, where the statue of the god was transferred from Karnak during the Opet Festival, the great religious feast. The grandeur of Thebes would still remain a site of spirituality, and attracted numerous Christian monks in the Roman Empire who established monasteries amidst several ancient monuments including the temple of Hatshepsut, now called Deir el-Bahri ("the northern monastery").
The 9.5 acre park was restored to its mid-century grandeur in the 1980s.
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for making many a magum-opus, adds grandeur to the album with his compositions but at the same time gives enough space to the singers to shine."
They are more casual by design, depending on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure.
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magniloquent - boastful; pompous
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
emanate - issue forth; come out
inebriated - habitually intoxicated; drunk; N. inebriety
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
fruitful - producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power