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  • The hotel is well past the days of its grandeur.
  • What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I love the grandeur of cathedrals.
  • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art

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  • Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space.
    Camille Paglia
  • It had a stark grandeur in the late winter, so close to Christmas: The mountains rose in the distance, capped white with snow, and the trees along the side of the road that led back to Alicante from the lake were stripped bare, their leafless branches making lacelike patterns against the bright sky.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Nothing takes the romance and grandeur out of life than scrubbing stains out of sheets.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Each one tried to outdo the other, and they worked so hard and diligently at it that before long their cities rivaled even Wisdom in size and grandeur.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • It wasn’t until I had children of my own that my grandmother told me about her life in Mexico, about a fairy-tale existence with servants, wealth, and grandeur, which had preceded her life in the company farm camp.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • It was simply indescribable in its terrible grandeur.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire

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  • Eleven winding steps lead to the second floor, which is full of the smells of faded grandeur: an old sewing room, a former maid’s room.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Their dreams and aspirations had the grandeur, scope, and breadth of postage stamps.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As soon as Indar spoke I felt I could enter his mind and see what he saw—the mocking quality of the grandeur, the gate and the watchman that wouldn’t be able to keep out the true danger.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Throwing a bag of spaghetti had a simplicity to it, a recklessness, a careless grandeur.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Grandeur, grandeur — that was the word he liked.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The grandeur and desolation of the space baffled me —the high, rare, loft of it, layered with gradations of smoke, and billowing with a tangled, tent-like effect where the ceiling (or the sky) ought to be.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Simple grandeur, she thought, finding the oxymoron the perfect description of the ancient and the life going quietly on around it.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • The cameras haven’t lied about its grandeur.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I was required to exchange chimeras of boundless grandeur for realities of little worth.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • A young country had watched him on his way, had wondered, had begun to accept the new grandeur of his work.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We watched in silence at the beauty and grandeur of the great fish.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Some of the scenes thus revealed were of immeasurable grandeur and of absorbing interest.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Yet here was a scattered grove of trees, none of them of any particular grandeur.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Together we are going to make a place for justice and peace, prosperity and grandeur.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • After the war, it was restored to its original, stark grandeur.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Shades of its former grandeur were still evident in the curving staircase, the chipped marble entryway floor, and the wide single-paned skylight overhead.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He doubted if even Uru’baen could match the wealth and grandeur displayed here.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I liked the simple, wild grandeur of the palisades.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • How maddening it was to have been born in a cotton field with aspirations of grandeur.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The figure of that first ancestor, invested by family tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur, was present to my boyish imagination as far back as I can remember.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • THE FLOWER GIRL [with grandeur] Never you mind, young man.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • In 1808 the Emperor Alexander went to Erfurt for a fresh interview with the Emperor Napoleon, and in the upper circles of Petersburg there was much talk of the grandeur of this important meeting.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And upon coming to the north, I expected to meet with a rough, hard-handed, and uncultivated population, living in the most Spartan-like simplicity, knowing nothing of the ease, luxury, pomp, and grandeur of southern slaveholders.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • He oscillated hourly between anguish and exhilaration, multiplying fantastically the grandeur of his victories and exaggerating tragically the seriousness of his defeats.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His head, with piercing eyes, a straight nose, a chin cut like that of Brutus, had altogether an indefinable character of grandeur and grace.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Regulus’s bedroom was slightly smaller than Sirius’s, though it had the same sense of former grandeur.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • And above it all the great man sat and beamed a majestic judicial smile upon all the house, and warmed himself in the sun of his own grandeur—for he was "showing off," too.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • In these days of nouveaux riches it is refreshing to find a case where the scion of an old county family which has fallen upon evil days is able to make his own fortune and to bring it back with him to restore the fallen grandeur of his line.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Overhead, the bluish glass roof shimmered in the afternoon sun, casting rays of geometric patterns in the air and giving the room a sense of grandeur.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The white marble of the walls gave it a classical grandeur; the composition of its rectangular masses gave it the cleanliness and beauty of a modern plant.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • They relieved the tiresomeness of poverty, gave grandeur to the dead rooms.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • At length he moved, and as if suddenly recovering his recollection; when he arose, and taking a single turn across the room, he approached his companion with an air of military grandeur, and demanded: "Have you not, Major Heyward, some communication that I should hear from the marquis de Montcalm?"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Thereafter, family politics consisted of assassination, betrayal, and other depravities, reducing Palancar’s house to a shadow of its former grandeur.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Based on the grandeur of their houses, she pegged them as the kind of people who wanted everything picture perfect when they stood on their back decks drinking coffee in the mornings.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Scarlett thought it quite the ugliest dwelling she had ever seen but, to Melanie, Twelve Oaks in all its grandeur had not been more beautiful.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • There is no grandeur in want-or in endurance.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • 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.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • We have seen the magnificent grandeur and the magnificent achievements of one of the great metropolitan cities of the South.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • He always fell into the grandeur of the High Language, when he was moved.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
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