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sublime as in:  she is sublime

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  • We found a sublime seaside bed and breakfast.
    sublime = wonderful
  • It's a simple and sublime idea!
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • ...in their sublime Shakespearean Spectacle...   (source)
  • Some people who have been brought back from the far edge of starvation, though, report that near the end the hunger vanishes, the terrible pain dissolves, and the suffering is replaced by a sublime euphoria, a sense of calm accompanied by transcendent mental clarity.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • He squatted down in front of her and ran his hand over her head and down her ruff and he took a long look at the sublime pattern of gold and brown in her irises.   (source)
    sublime = beautiful
  • What Robert is fumbling with is the fact that the blossoming flower resembles the female genitalia, the sublime blossom from which all mankind enters the world.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • "Sublimity," Hauptmann says, panting, "you know what that is, Pfennig?"   (source)
    sublimity = state of being extremely beautiful
  • In the weeks Mae had been transparent, there had been downtime, a good deal of it, but her task, primarily, was to provide an open window into life at the Circle, the sublime and the banal.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • And just as music is the space between notes, just as the stars are beautiful because of the space between them, just as the sun strikes raindrops at a certain angle and throws a prism of color across the sky —so the space where I exist, and want to keep existing, and to be quite frank I hope I die in, is exactly this middle distance: where despair struck pure otherness and created something sublime.   (source)
  • For the last couple of centuries, since Wordsworth and the Romantic poets, the sublime landscape—the dramatic and breathtaking vista—has been idealized, sometimes to the point of cliche.   (source)
    sublime = impressively beautiful
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  • I was thinking at that moment, wordlessly and rather deeply, how sublime friendship between Lestat and me might have been; how few impediments to it there would have been, and how much to be shared.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • Always, at every moment, asleep and awake, during the most sublime and most abject moments, Amaranta thought about Rebeca...   (source)
  • Is it not sublime?   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • The dinner is sublime: We start with oyster bisque and follow with prime rib, boiled potatoes, and asparagus in cream.   (source)
  • Was she calling me beautiful or boogieful, beautiful or sublime ….   (source)
  • At first piecemeal, then point-blank, he let his attention be drawn to a little scene that was being acted out sublimely, unhampered by writers and directors and producers, five stories below the window and across the street.   (source)
    sublimely = wonderfully
  • It was fearful and terrible and sublime; it came from the great violent heart of us.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • He squeezed her limp hand almost with violence, as though he would force her to come back from this dream of ignoble pleasures, from these base and hateful memories–back into the present, back into reality: the appalling present, the awful reality–but sublime, but significant, but desperately important precisely because of the imminence of that which made them so fearful.   (source)
    sublime = wonderfully elevated (morally important)
  • ...I love all that is "sublime and beautiful."   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene.   (source)
    sublimity = extreme beauty
  • …mere earth heaped up, from a mountain, into a superterranean grandeur and sublimity.   (source)
    sublimity = state of being extremely beautiful
  • The light in the chapel was usually sublime-long rays of tinted sun slicing through the darkness like rays from heaven-but not today.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • Our Sublime Padishah Emperor ….   (source)
  • The Knights Templar had been master stonemasons, erecting Templar churches all over Europe, but Rosslyn was considered their most sublime labor of love and veneration.   (source)
  • Simply sitting in her parents' dim living room, watching this basketball game, which meant nothing to her, all those ponytails and braids leaping, all that squeaking of sneakers, was restorative and sublime.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • Glenn Gould at the piano, wild-haired, ebullient, head thrown back, emissary from the realm of angels, rapt and consumed by the sublime!   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • The Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, those emblems of the Romantic sublime, may not be for human habitation, but limestone country is.   (source)
    sublime = impressively beautiful
  • He carried the painting with him whenever he traveled and, if asked why, would reply that he found it hard to part with his most sublime expression of female beauty.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • When, in the middle of the twentieth century, W H. Auden writes "In Praise of Limestone" (1951), he is directly attacking poetic assumptions of the sublime.   (source)
    sublime = impressively beautiful
  • That rocky, misty summit, secreted in the clouds, was far more thrillingly awful and sublime than the crater of a volcano spouting fire.   (source)
    sublime = beautiful
  • Dumb of me not to have seen it earlier, after all the injuries, the crushed leg, the multiple surgeries; adorable drag in the voice, adorable drag in the step, the arm-hugging and the pallor, the scarves and sweaters and multiple layers of clothes, slow drowsy smile: she herself, the dreamy childhood her, was sublimity and disaster, the morphine lollipop I'd chased for all those years.   (source)
    sublimity = magnificence
  • Hawat, unfortunately, had a master whose resources were poor, one who could not elevate a Mentat to the sublime peaks of reasoning that are a Mentat's right.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • Architectural Digest had called Opus Dei's building "a shining beacon of Catholicism sublimely integrated with the modern landscape," and lately the Vatican seemed to be drawn to anything and everything that included the word "modern."   (source)
    sublimely = wonderfully
  • Now, tomorrow morning, you will assemble what remains of organization here and you'll say to them: 'Our Sublime Padishah Emperor has charged me to take possession of this planet and end all dispute.'   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • But he's also writing about places we can call home: the flat or gently rolling ground of limestone country, with its fertile fields and abundant groundwater, with its occasional subterranean caves, and most important with its non-sublime but also nonthreatening vistas.   (source)
    sublime = impressively beautiful
  • Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long, grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding rendered speechless by emotion!   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • He thought of the notices posted now above his signature all through the populous places of the planet: "Our Sublime Padishah Emperor has charged me to take possession of this planet and end all dispute."   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • To walk in the spire-proud shade of Church Street is to experience the chronicle of a mythology that is particular to this city and this city alone, a trinitarian mythology with equal parts of the sublime, the mysterious, and the grotesque.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • I should have sought out the sublime and the beautiful.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • Ah, it's sublime, sublime!   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • It had then filled me with a sublime ecstasy that gave wings to the soul and allowed it to soar from the obscure world to light and joy.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • This valley is more wonderful and sublime, but not so beautiful and picturesque as that of Servox, through which I had just passed.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • But I had a means of escape that reconciled everything--that was to find refuge in "the sublime and the beautiful," in dreams, of course.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • But it was augmented and rendered sublime by the mighty Alps, whose white and shining pyramids and domes towered above all, as belonging to another earth, the habitations of another race of beings.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • That "sublime and beautiful" weighs heavily on my mind at forty But that is at forty; then--oh, then it would have been different!   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • During my youthful days discontent never visited my mind, and if I was ever overcome by ennui, the sight of what is beautiful in nature or the study of what is excellent and sublime in the productions of man could always interest my heart and communicate elasticity to my spirits.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • An author has written AS YOU WILL: at once I drink to the health of "anyone you will" because I love all that is "sublime and beautiful."   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • I should have found for myself a form of activity in keeping with it, to be precise, drinking to the health of everything "sublime and beautiful."   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • When I run over the frightful catalogue of my sins, I cannot believe that I am the same creature whose thoughts were once filled with sublime and transcendent visions of the beauty and the majesty of goodness.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • I should have snatched at every opportunity to drop a tear into my glass and then to drain it to all that is "sublime and beautiful."   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • She busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home —the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers—she found ample scope for admiration and delight.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • … and to preserve themselves also, incidentally, like some precious jewel wrapped in cotton wool if only for the benefit of "the sublime and the beautiful."   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • It is worth noting that these attacks of the "sublime and the beautiful" visited me even during the period of dissipation and just at the times when I was touching the bottom.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • I should then have turned everything into the sublime and the beautiful; in the nastiest, unquestionable trash, I should have sought out the sublime and the beautiful.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • Then I should have chosen a career for myself, I should have been a sluggard and a glutton, not a simple one, but, for instance, one with sympathies for everything sublime and beautiful.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • And what loving-kindness, oh Lord, what loving-kindness I felt at times in those dreams of mine! in those "flights into the sublime and the beautiful";   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • The more conscious I was of goodness and of all that was "sublime and beautiful," the more deeply I sank into my mire and the more ready I was to sink in it altogether.   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • The letter was so composed that if the officer had had the least understanding of the sublime and the beautiful he would certainly have flung himself on my neck and have offered me his friendship.   (source)
    sublime = admirably wonderful
  • I was a poet and a grand gentleman, I fell in love; I came in for countless millions and immediately devoted them to humanity, and at the same time I confessed before all the people my shameful deeds, which, of course, were not merely shameful, but had in them much that was "sublime and beautiful" something in the Manfred style.   (source)
    sublime = impressively wonderful
  • Tell me this: why does it happen that at the very, yes, at the very moments when I am most capable of feeling every refinement of all that is "sublime and beautiful," as they used to say at one time, it would, as though of design, happen to me not only to feel but to do such ugly things, such that ….   (source)
    sublime = wonderful
  • …never to lose sight of a useful practical object (such as rent-free quarters at the government expense, pensions, decorations), to keep their eye on that object through all the enthusiasms and volumes of lyrical poems, and at the same time to preserve "the sublime and the beautiful" inviolate within them to the hour of their death...   (source)
  • She has only sublimities and vastitudes and water and leaves.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I fancy it must be a region of unreasonable sublimities seething with the excitement of their adventurous souls, lighted by the glory of all possible risks and renunciations.†   (source)
  • The sublimities, the perpetuities, might have left him as he was: but this tent pitched for a day's revelry spread a roof of oblivion between himself and his fixed sky.†   (source)
  • He would have feared those sublimities whence some very great men even, like Swedenborg and Pascal, have slipped into insanity.†   (source)
  • Fortunately Lord Decimus was one of those sublimities who have no occasion to be talked to, for they can be at any time sufficiently occupied with the contemplation of their own greatness.†   (source)
  • Thou shalt pray here; thou shalt study the Book; thou shalt meditate upon the follies and delusions of this world, and upon the sublimities of the world to come; thou shalt feed upon crusts and herbs, and scourge thy body with whips, daily, to the purifying of thy soul.†   (source)
  • I am sure I have tasted all the tenderness, and sublimities, and bitternesses of the passion.†   (source)
  • I was feeling dizzy, but since the capital moment of my life was coming up this dizziness only added to my sense of frightened sublimity.   (source)
    sublimity = wonderfulness
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sublime as in:  sublime ignorance

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  • With sublime stubbornness, she refused to see that the project could not succeed.
  • "Z," Aech said, slapping me on the back, "you are an evil, sublime genius!"   (source)
  • "Atbash is sublimely appropriate," Teabing said.   (source)
    sublimely = extremely
  • Cheever waits placidly, the sublime official, dutiful.   (source)
    sublime = ultimate
  • It was detachment that made this possible, a sublime loneliness with which Lestat and I moved through the world of mortal men.   (source)
    sublime = extreme
  • She was one of those people who are born for the greatness of a single love, for exaggerated hatred, for apocalyptic vengeance, and for the most sublime forms of heroism…   (source)
  • No indeed, the world is just as concrete, ornery, vile and sublimely wonderful as before, only now I better understand my relation to it and it to me.   (source)
    sublimely = extremely
  • The lethal chess game was not only supremely intricate, it was sublimely intimate.   (source)
  • The glorious lifting up, the sweet sense of soaring, always too brief, and then the terrible fall that was more devastating because of the sublime heights from which it began.   (source)
    sublime = extreme
  • Everyone in the Glass family—Zooey certainly not least—was familiar with this sort of non-sequitur from Mrs. Glass. It bloomed best, most sublimely, in the middle of an emotional flareup of just this kind.   (source)
    sublimely = completely
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  • I think it's this sense of sublime order that offends you, Will.   (source)
    sublime = extreme
  • It was a grand display of wizardry, Nathan's production-inspired mockery of such outrageous, runaway, sublime silliness that I found myself emulating my father, gasping, shorn of strength, collapsing sideways on the greasy banquette.   (source)
  • There was no place for words in his sublime misery.   (source)
  • Only that I had to move toward it with a sublime and doomed instinct.   (source)
  • Marie lowered the phone into its cradle, a sublime panic passing through her.   (source)
  • That was the single most sublime and untranslatable mystery of the school.   (source)
  • But Bentley Durrell was not only a general, he was a sublime prototype of the species.   (source)
    sublime = ultimate
  • Now the Masons' most sublime secret—something that most of the brethren did not even believe existed—was about to be unearthed.   (source)
  • Blackstock, a robust, handsome, gracefully balding man in his middle fifties, was one of God's blessed whose destiny had led him from the stony poverty of a shtetl in Russian Poland to the most sublime satisfactions that American materialistic success could offer.   (source)
    sublime = complete
  • Sophie eventually saw that only a few years before, during Poland's Fascist resurgence, her father might have gained some converts; now with the Wehrmacht edging ponderously eastward, these Teutonic screams for Gdansk, the Germans provoking incidents along all the borders, how could it be other than a sublime foolishness to ask whether National Socialism had the answer to anything except Polish destruction?   (source)
    sublime = extreme
  • But his obsession must have blinded him to many things, and it is an irony that—even if the Poles and other Slavs were not next on the list of people to be annihilated—he should have failed to foresee how such sublime hatred could only gather into its destroying core, like metal splinters sucked toward some almighty magnet, countless thousands of victims who did not wear the yellow badge.   (source)
  • Lying there, I realized that as a boy my father had never punished me severely except once—and then only because of a crime for which I sublimely deserved reprisal.   (source)
    sublimely = utterly or completely
  • Ah, well, I am a great & sublime fool. But then, I am God's fool, & all His works must be contemplated with respect.   (source)
  • In his sublime self-feeling the difference between myself and the attendant seemed to him as nothing.   (source)
    sublime = extreme
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  • We were rollicking in those sublime early days of marriage when life seems about as good as life can get.†   (source)
  • The trick, he told himself at least once a day, was finding that truth, and while he doubted that he would ever reach this sublime state of grace, he took quiet pride in his ability to pick at it, one small fragment at a time.†   (source)
  • They're sublime.†   (source)
  • It was as though he'd just returned from a period of wandering in some remote and holy place, in sand barrens or snowy ranges—a place where things are said, sights are seen, distances reached which we in our ordinary toil can only regard with the mingled reverence and wonder we ho ld in reserve for feats of the most sublime and difficult dimensions.†   (source)
  • The weather was sublime.†   (source)
  • For several minutes, Glumra sang, and then she fell silent and continued to gaze at the figurines, and as she gazed, the lines of her grief-ravaged face softened, and where before Eragon had perceived only anger, distress, and hopelessness, her countenance assumed an air of calm acceptance, of peacefulness, and of sublime transcendence.†   (source)
  • Those sublime muscles hardened.†   (source)
  • The reunion was sublime.†   (source)
  • "Oh, that's sublime," Felicity says, wiping a tear from her eye.†   (source)
  • Putting it negatively, the myth of eternal return states that a life which disappears once and for all, which does not return, is like a shadow, without weight, dead in advance, and whether it was horrible, beautiful, or sublime, its horror, sublimity, and beauty mean nothing.†   (source)
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  • It will be sublime.†   (source)
  • Aarfy's joy was sublime.†   (source)
  • They're simply sublime.†   (source)
  • Wrapped in an old camblet cloak, she spent hours on deck, her soul filled with feelings of the sublime.†   (source)
  • With that, she swayed out of the room with the sublime grace that comes from feet perfectly bound.†   (source)
  • I sense that it is not the State that has intrinsic value in the machinery of humankind, but rather the creative, feeling individual, the personality alone that creates the noble and sublime.†   (source)
  • "You go through life looking for beauty, for greatness, for some sublime achievement," he said.†   (source)
  • And this was her therapy, struck in sublime meter on my palms and the backs of my calves: Till, like one in slumber bound, Borne to ocean, I float down, around, Into a sea profound, of ever-spreading sound ....Peanut Butter Shelley, I'd murmur beneath my breath, unable to remember all the poet's womanly names.†   (source)
  • I'm afraid not, but, then again, your German is not exactly sublime.†   (source)
  • They could, at their best, be near-sublime animals, but not more.†   (source)
  • We will have a race of men ....test-tube-bred ....incubator-born ....superb and sublime.†   (source)
  • / Lives of great men all remind us / We can make our lives sublime, / And, departing, leave behind us ....Footprints on the sands of time.†   (source)
  • It was evidenced sublimely in the refusal of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to obey the laws of Nebuchadnezzar, on the ground that a higher moral law was at stake.†   (source)
  • The sublimity of self-sacrifice activating the Cheerleaders overwhelmed him.†   (source)
  • Yet it was fitting: it had the sublime inevitability of a great work of art.†   (source)
  • Sublime!†   (source)
  • Her hands were stunning like a sublime idea.†   (source)
  • And one voice, with sublime disregard for the situation, read poetry aloud all in the fiery study, until all the film spools burned, until all the wires withered and the circuits cracked.†   (source)
  • I remember his arms, their sublime encircling, and the shadow of his voice: I love you, little girl.†   (source)
  • When a demon has amassed enough life force—souls, typically—to evolve into a higher order of being, that sublime moment of change is called koukerros.†   (source)
  • Federalist Senator Theodore Sedgwick of Massachusetts called it "the most august and sublime" occasion he ever attended.†   (source)
  • That sudden desire of Franz's reminds us of something; yes, it reminds us of Stalin's son, who ran to electrocute himself on the barbed wire when he could no longer stand to watch the poles of human existence come so close to each other as to touch, when there was no longer any difference between sublime and squalid, angel and fly.†   (source)
  • But then in capturing so sublime a scene, even a Raphael or a Michelangelo would have been inadequate, he was sure.†   (source)
  • A performance of Handel's 'Messiah at Westminster Abbey was "sublime beyond description," she wrote to Jefferson.†   (source)
  • Patience, fortitude, public spirit, magnanimity, and self-denial were called for, though she herself, wrote Mercy in candor, could not claim these "sublime" qualities.†   (source)
  • But in the account Adams gave years afterward, it was the graceful Marie Antoinette, agleam in diamonds and finery, who remained most vivid in memory: She was an object too sublime and beautiful for my dull pen to describe...Her dress was everything art and wealth could make it.†   (source)
  • To Maria Cosway he had described how "sublime" it was high on his mountaintop at Monticello "to look down into the workhouse of nature, to see her clouds, hail, snow, rain, thunder, all fabricated at our feet!"†   (source)
  • I leave to others the sublime delights of riding in the storm, better pleased with sound sleep and a warm berth below, with the society of neighbors, friends and fellow laborers of the earth, than of spies and sycophants.†   (source)
  • We went with some accuracy through the geometry in the Preceptor, the eight books of Simpson's Euclid in Latin...We went through plane geometry ....algebra, and the decimal fractions, arithmetical and geometrical proportions...I then attempted a sublime flight and endeavored to give him some idea of the differential method of calculations ....[and] Sir Isaac Newton; but alas, it is thirty years since I thought of mathematics.†   (source)
  • And one voice, with sublime disregard for the situation, read poetry aloud in the fiery study, until all the film spools burned, until all the wires withered and the circuits cracked.†   (source)
  • Never, never, even in their moments of richest and wildest happiness, were they unaware of a sublime joy in the total design of the universe, a feeling that they themselves were a part of that whole, an element in the beauty of the cosmos.†   (source)
  • Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long, grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding rendered speechless by emotion!†   (source)
  • Putting it negatively, the myth of eternal return states that a life which disappears once and for all, which does not return, is like a shadow, without weight, dead in advance, and whether it was horrible, beautiful, or sublime, its horror, sublimity, and beauty mean nothing.†   (source)
  • "The Psalms of David, in sublimity, beauty, pathos, and originality, or in one word poetry, are superior to all the odes, hymns, and songs in any language," he told Jefferson.†   (source)
  • Woman is the guide to the sublime acme of sensuous adventure.†   (source)
  • In fact, Aeschylus he found sublime—and dull: he could not understand his great reputation.†   (source)
  • Ashley is too sublime for my earthy comprehension.†   (source)
  • He remained benignant, calm—if one chose to think it, sublime.†   (source)
  • Maybe you believe you can navigate, but don't expect me to have the same sublime confidence.†   (source)
  • As in dream, the images range from the sublime to the ridiculous.†   (source)
  • Aren't you capable of a sublime gesture on occasion?†   (source)
  • He didn't cut so sublime a figure that day, if I remember rightly.†   (source)
  • We seek with what there is of the sublime granted to the race of men.†   (source)
  • There was something raw and monstrous about those uncompromising ice cliffs, and a certain sublime impertinence in approaching them thus.†   (source)
  • I need someone whose mind falls like a chopper on a block; to whom the pitch of absurdity is sublime, and a shoe-string adorable.†   (source)
  • They depicted in a truly impressive way the blessings of order and work and property and education and justice, and praised machinery as the last and most sublime invention of the human mind.†   (source)
  • And that, when hope did begin to move in her, she should have turned at once, with that sublime and boundless faith of her kind in those who are the voluntary slaves and the sworn bondsmen of prayer, to the minister.†   (source)
  • A sublime achievement, isn't it?†   (source)
  • He could now see his life opening before him, uncomplex and inescapable as a barren corridor, completely freed now of ever again having to think or decide, the burden which he now assumed and carried as bright and weightless and martial as his insignatory brass: a sublime and implicit faith in physical courage and blind obedience, and a belief that the white race is superior to any and all other races and that the American is superior to all other white races and that the American uniform is superior to all men, and that all that would ever be required of him in payment for this belief, this privilege, would be his own life.†   (source)
  • And this was not bravery, or coolness, or any especially sublime confidence in his own power to make decisions on the spur of the moment.†   (source)
  • A man in gaiters, a man with a whip, a man who made speeches about fat oxen at dinner—I exclaimed derisively and looked at the racing clouds, and felt my own failure; my desire to be free; to escape; to be bound; to make an end; to continue; to be Louis; to be myself; and walked out in my mackintosh alone, and felt grumpy under the eternal hills and not in the least sublime; and came home and blamed the meat and packed and so back again to the welter; to the torture.†   (source)
  • This intrusion into a scene calculated to stir the most sublime reflections and lead to the most comfortable conclusions stayed their pacing.†   (source)
  • Look, such is man!" and at once all renown, all intelligence, all the attainments of the spirit, all progress towards the sublime, the great and the enduring in man fell away and became a monkey's trick!†   (source)
  • And so it is that the cosmic symbols are presented in a spirit of thought-bewildering sublime paradox.†   (source)
  • Lord, what a runner after good things, servant of love, embarker on schemes, recruit of sublime ideas, and good-time Charlie!†   (source)
  • It paled beside this "rapture," this silent stare, for which she felt intense gratitude; for nothing so solaced her, eased her of the perplexity of life, and miraculously raised its burdens, as this sublime power, this heavenly gift, and one would no more disturb it, while it lasted, than break up the shaft of sunlight, lying level across the floor.†   (source)
  • Exactly, my dear sir, as the radio for ten minutes together projects the most lovely music without regard into the most impossible places, into respectable drawing rooms and attics and into the midst of chattering, guzzling, yawning and sleeping listeners, and exactly as it strips this music of its sensuous beauty, spoils and scratches and beslimes it and yet cannot altogether destroy its spirit, just so does life, the so-called reality, deal with the sublime picture-play of the world and make a hurley-burley of it.†   (source)
  • Do they seek a sense of the sublime?†   (source)
  • He had the intelligence to be sublime.†   (source)
  • Whether the hero be ridiculous or sublime, Greek or barbarian, gentile or Jew, his journey varies little in essential plan.†   (source)
  • After all, when the breeze turned south and west and blew from the stockyards with dust from the fertilizer plants through the handsome ivy some of the stages from the brute creation to the sublime mind seemed to have been bypassed, and it was too much of a detour.†   (source)
  • Abraham let some of it slip from him while he was in Egypt, and that is why this sublime wisdom can now be found in reduced form in the myths and philosophies of the gentiles.†   (source)
  • That, too, pleased Keating; it was as if they said: We are glad to listen to the sublime, but it's not necessary to be too damn reverent about the sublime.†   (source)
  • A majestic representation of the difficulties of the hero-task, and of its sublime import when it is profoundly conceived and solemnly undertaken, is presented in the traditional legend of the Great Struggle of the Buddha.†   (source)
  • It was an air of inanities uttered as revelations and insolently demanding acceptance as such; an air, not of innocent presumption, but of conscious effrontery; as if the author knew the nature of his work and boasted of his power to make it appear sublime in the minds of his audience and thus destroy the capacity for the sublime within them.†   (source)
  • They walked on together and soon reached the farmhouse, which was almost sublime in its dreariness.†   (source)
  • señora, that is beautiful, it is sublime, it is terrible.†   (source)
  • It was scarred with records of both the sublime and the ridiculous.†   (source)
  • And it is the sublime duty of the pedagogue to defend young souls against its mephitic breath.†   (source)
  • The sublime vanished, but the desolate remained.†   (source)
  • A tall young man, smoking a cigarette with a sublime air, strolled near the girl.†   (source)
  • Her choice was made: had she done a vile action or one that was sublime?†   (source)
  • It had beauty, but beauty of the sublime and majestic kind.†   (source)
  • One was marching with an air imitative of some sublime drum major.†   (source)
  • Every looming gray-faced wall, massive and sublime, seemed a monument of its mastery over time.†   (source)
  • Emigration was not to others the obvious remedy, the sublime conception.†   (source)
  • It is a temporary but sublime absence of selfishness.†   (source)
  • This is always exhilarating and sublime.†   (source)
  • Many added that he looked sublime and prophetic.†   (source)
  • I think it really sublime, the way she manages.†   (source)
  • That high office requires great and sublime parts.†   (source)
  • Du sublime au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas.†   (source)
  • All sublime conquests are, more or less, the prizes of daring.†   (source)
  • If his destiny is strange, it's also sublime.†   (source)
  • —to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings.†   (source)
  • He saw that something sublime was being accomplished in her soul, but what?†   (source)
  • She gazed and wondered like a child or a peasant, she paid her silent tribute to the seated sublime.†   (source)
  • It was an act of simple faith in Henchard's words—faith so simple as to be almost sublime.†   (source)
  • They shall be a thousand times prettier—they shall be magnificent, sublime.†   (source)
  • Noirtier looked at Villefort with an almost sublime expression of contempt and pride.†   (source)
  • Instead of the sublime and beautiful, the near, the low, the common, was explored and poetized.†   (source)
  • * "From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step."†   (source)
  • I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.†   (source)
  • In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime.†   (source)
  • The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice.†   (source)
  • At this sublime instant one of the hands gave the unexpected cry of "A sail!"†   (source)
  • It is sublime—that sudden pause of a great multitude which tells that one soul moves in them all.†   (source)
  • France bears this sublime future in her breast.†   (source)
  • That, his position and attitude were, on the whole, sublime.†   (source)
  • No truth so sublime but it may be trivial to-morrow in the light of new thoughts.†   (source)
  • Oh, I repeat it, Edmond; what you have just done is beautiful—it is grand; it is sublime.†   (source)
  • An explanation less sublime, perhaps, than the other; but, on the other hand, more picturesque.†   (source)
  • "Du sublime (he saw something sublime in himself) au ridicule il n'y a qu'un pas," * said he.†   (source)
  • But she smiled on him with that sublime smile in which two teeth were lacking.†   (source)
  • Near the merchant's signature there was, indeed, the seal of the sublime emperor.†   (source)
  • And the whole world for fifty years has been repeating: "Sublime!†   (source)
  • On the pillory, the spectacle was sublime.†   (source)
  • Its blackness has no connection with the sublime blackness of the inkstand.†   (source)
  • Morrel raised his two hands to heaven with an expression of resignation and sublime gratitude.†   (source)
  • Javert's ideal, was not to be human, to be grand, to be sublime; it was to be irreproachable.†   (source)
  • This action is somewhat too sublime to be natural.†   (source)
  • There are some touching illusions which are, perhaps, sublime realities.†   (source)
  • In the matter of civilization, he must not refine, but he must sublime.†   (source)
  • The finite which admits of progress and sublime toil, they do not think about.†   (source)
  • The one is magnificent, the other sublime.†   (source)
  • This would enjoin us from consigning something sublime to History.†   (source)
  • Strange contradictions of the human heart at its most sublime moments.†   (source)
  • Fantine acquired this sublime talent, and regained a little courage.†   (source)
  • Saint-Simon, ignored, was erecting his sublime dream.†   (source)
  • Paris is a great, mad city on every occasion that it is a great sublime city.†   (source)
  • Possibly, Combeferre preferred the whiteness of the beautiful to the blaze of the sublime.†   (source)
  • ROXANE: And a mind sublime?†   (source)
  • As he surveyed the white square set in an exotic coquetry of architecture, the studied tropicality of the gardens, the groups loitering in the foreground against mauve mountains which suggested a sublime stage-setting forgotten in a hurried shifting of scenes—as he took in the whole outspread effect of light and leisure, he felt a movement of revulsion from the last few months of his life.†   (source)
  • It will be generally admitted that Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.†   (source)
  • She was particularly vexed now because she was both in India and engaged to be married, which double event should have made every instant sublime.†   (source)
  • Upon my word, these people are sublime in their smugness; they can't really exist; they must all have come out of one of Labiche's plays!†   (source)
  • It was sublime.†   (source)
  • —And to distinguish between the beautiful and the sublime, the dean added, to distinguish between moral beauty and material beauty.†   (source)
  • These women, capable of the most sublime emotions, of the tenderest sympathies, were open-mouthed and screaming.†   (source)
  • I swear that you are the most unhappy and sublime of men; and, if ever again I shiver when I look at you, it will be because I am thinking of the splendor of your genius!'†   (source)
  • For a few moments he was sublime.†   (source)
  • Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.†   (source)
  • Marilla, I assure you it was sublime.†   (source)
  • Some of the men gather about the bar; some wander about, laughing and singing; here and there will be a little group, chanting merrily, and in sublime indifference to the others and to the orchestra as well.†   (source)
  • Those even who did not know her were warned by something exceptional, something beyond the normal in her—or perhaps by a telepathic suggestion such as would move an ignorant audience to a frenzy of applause when Berma was 'sublime'—that she must be some one well-known.†   (source)
  • Homo Dei"—that had been ugly Naphta's term for the sublime image when he was defending it against English social theory.†   (source)
  • He swore luridly, for he felt that it was degradation for one who aimed to be some vague soldier, or a man of blood with a sort of sublime license, to be taken home by a father.†   (source)
  • But when Shefford gazed at that sublime and majestic wilderness, in which the Grand Canyon was only a dim line, he strangely lost his terror and something else came to him from across the shining spaces.†   (source)
  • With the sublime selfishness of a woman who loves with her whole heart, she had in the last twenty-four hours had no thought save for him.†   (source)
  • I noted the gurgling forefoot was very like a snore, and as I listened to it the effect of Wolf Larsen's swift rush from sublime exultation to despair slowly left me.†   (source)
  • He will risk the stake and the cross; starve, when necessary, in a garret all his life; study women and live on their work and care as Darwin studied worms and lived upon sheep; work his nerves into rags without payment, a sublime altruist in his disregard of himself, an atrocious egotist in his disregard of others.†   (source)
  • Notwithstanding the horrors of a situation which seemed definitely to abandon them to their deaths, M. de Chagny and his companion were saved by the sublime devotion of Christine Daae.†   (source)
  • They were as sublime as the moon and stars above them, and the moon and stars were as ardent as they.†   (source)
  • The invention of the printing press and the Reformation are and shall remain Central Europe's two most sublime contributions to humanity.†   (source)
  • To her sublime trustfulness he was all that goodness could be—knew all that a guide, philosopher, and friend should know.†   (source)
  • He ran the gamut of denunciation, rising to heights of wrath that were sublime and almost Godlike, and from sheer exhaustion sinking to the vilest and most indecent abuse.†   (source)
  • I mention the incident, not because I wish for a second to make the reader believe—or even to try to make him believe—that the ghost was capable of such a sublime piece of impudence; but because, after all, the thing is impossible.†   (source)
  • And then it seemed that Madeline was confronted by a spectacle too sublime and terrible for her gaze.†   (source)
  • But it is not, perhaps, in that that she is most admirable; every little action, ingeniously, exquisitely kind, which she has performed for my sake, every friendly attention, simple little things, quite domestic and yet quite sublime, reveal a more profound comprehension of existence than all your textbooks of philosophy.†   (source)
  • And of course Hugh had the most extraordinary, the most natural, the most sublime respect for the British aristocracy of any human being he had ever come across.†   (source)
  • Then, descending from the sublime to the humdrum and necessary, I heave a sigh, and pull myself together, and go in to make biscuits and fry ham.†   (source)
  • The girl's highly strung imagination, her affectionate and credulous mind, the primitive education which had surrounded her childhood with a circle of legends, the constant brooding over her dead father and, above all, the state of sublime ecstasy into which music threw her from the moment that this art was made manifest to her in certain exceptional conditions, as in the churchyard at Perros; all this seemed to him to constitute a moral ground only too favorable for the malevolent designs of some mysterious and unscrupulous person.†   (source)
  • That they do it with joy, and also with boundless fear and an unutterable longing for home, is both shameful and sublime, but surely no reason to bring them here to this.†   (source)
  • But they were in a state of frenzy, perhaps because of forgotten vanities, and it made an exhibition of sublime recklessness.†   (source)
  • And, alas, he forbade also, most categorically, my being allowed to go to the theatre, to hear Berma; the sublime artist, whose genius Bergotte had proclaimed, might, by introducing me to something else that was, perhaps, as important and as beautiful, have consoled me for not having been to Florence and Venice, for not going to Balbec.†   (source)
  • I think of a coffin as an absolutely lovely piece of furniture, even when it's empty, and if there's someone lying in it, it's really quite sublime in my eyes.†   (source)
  • charming and venerable fronts of our cathedrals"; that he would express a whole system of philosophy, new to me, by the use of marvellous imagery, to the inspiration of which I would naturally have ascribed that sound of harping which began to chime and echo in my ears, an accompaniment to which that imagery added something ethereal and sublime.†   (source)
  • He bent a metaphorical knee before Hermes Trismegistos, the humanistic Hermes, the master of the palaestra, whom mankind could thank for the sublime gift of the literary word, of agonistic rhetoric.†   (source)
  • Later on, when, in the course of my life, I have had occasion to meet with, in convents for instance, literally saintly examples of practical charity, they have generally had the brisk, decided, undisturbed, and slightly brutal air of a busy surgeon, the face in which one can discern no commiseration, no tenderness at the sight of suffering humanity, and no fear of hurting it, the face devoid of gentleness or sympathy, the sublime face of true goodness.†   (source)
  • They would have ruined the records by playing them with used needles and leaving them lying around just anywhere on chairs, would have used the apparatus for stupid jokes like playing some sublime piece with the dial set at a speed of 110 or 0, yielding hysteric tweets or intermittent groans.†   (source)
  • Accompanied by a piano, it was sung by a tenor, a fellow with tact and taste, who knew how to treat its simultaneously simple and sublime material with a great deal of good sense, musical feeling, and narrative restraint.†   (source)
  • But if there was something roguish and fantastic about the immediate vicinity through which you laboriously made your way, the towering statues of snow-clad Alps, gazing down from the distance, awakened in you feelings of the sublime and holy.†   (source)
  • And he found it not unfitting that the strain of all this required him to prop his chin—and the old method seemed perfectly appropriate to the dignity he felt when "playing king" and gazing at that hovering sublime image.†   (source)
  • From the treasury of disks, he assembled a special album, a collection of light favorites, dances, short overtures, and other such folderol, which he made available to them and which admirably served the purpose, since Elly had no need of more sublime tones.†   (source)
  • The Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the teachings of nineteenth-century science and economics have omitted nothing, absolutely nothing, that seemed even vaguely useful for furthering such degradation, beginning with modern astronomy—which turned the focal point of the universe, that sublime arena where God and Satan struggled to possess the creature whom they both ardently coveted, into an unimportant little planet, and, for now at least, has put an end to man's grand position in the cosmos, upon which astrology was likewise based.†   (source)
  • It required no effort of imagination for Hans Castorp to share in the tenor's ecstasy and gratitude, but as he sat there with folded hands, staring at the little black louvers, from between whose slats this all burst forth, ultimately what he felt, understood, and relished was the victorious ideality of music, of art, of human emotions, their sublime and incontrovertible ability to gloss over the crude horrors of reality.†   (source)
  • He found a long list of lieder, too, sung to piano accompaniment by artists from the great opera houses—both those composed out of conscious, sublime, personal art, and simple folk songs, plus those that fell somewhere in the middle, as it were, which were products of the intellect and yet written with a genuinely profound, devout understanding of a given national spirit—artistic folk songs, if one may put it that way, with no implication of compromised sincerity in the word "artistic."†   (source)
  • That sublime image of organic life, the human body, hovered before him just as it had on that frosty, starlit night when he had pursued his learned studies; and in contemplating its inner aspect now, young Hans Castorp was caught up in a great many questions and distinctions—the sort that dear old Joachim did not think it was his duty to be concerned about†   (source)
  • And in considering that inner aspect, he also thought of Settembrini, the pedagogic organ-grinder, whose father had come into the world in Greece and who explained love for that sublime image to be a matter of politics, rebellion, and eloquence, whereby the citizen's pike was consecrated on the altar of humanity; he thought, too, of Comrade Krokowski and what the two of them had been doing in his darkened suite for some time now, thought of the two sides of analysis and how it was not only beneficial to action and progress, but also a relative of the grave and its foul anatomy.†   (source)
  • It is as follows: I recall a sublime moment, at the very beginning of our acquaintance—I recall it, though I had copiously partaken of wine—a moment when, touched by your pleasant temperament, I was about to offer you the brotherhood of informal pronouns, but could not avoid the realization that such a step would have been overhasty.†   (source)
  • Is it not, by its noble cares and sublime results, the one best calculated to fill the void left by uptorn affections and demolished hopes?†   (source)
  • I entreat you, by our common brotherhood, not to interpose between me and a subject so sublime, the absurd figure of an angry baker!'†   (source)
  • The glance was of sublime eloquence.†   (source)
  • Our faith can well afford to lose all the drapery that even the holiest men have thrown around it, and be only the more sublime in its simplicity.†   (source)
  • In the P.M. to Westminster Abbey, but don't expect me to describe it, that's impossible, so I'll only say it was sublime!†   (source)
  • This aspect is sublime.†   (source)
  • Whatever she was in other people's memories, in his she was the sublime saint whose radiance even his tenderness for Eustacia could not obscure.†   (source)
  • The conscience of that woman's sublime.†   (source)
  • Sublime madman!†   (source)
  • She saw herself sink from the sublime height of motherhood to the somber depths of unmodified slavery, the abyss of separation between her and her boy was complete.†   (source)
  • At that moment he was sublime.†   (source)
  • There was undoubted selfishness in all this, and yet Nicholas was of a most free and generous nature, with as few mean or sordid thoughts, perhaps, as ever fell to the lot of any man; and there is no reason to suppose that, being in love, he felt and thought differently from other people in the like sublime condition.†   (source)
  • This glorious establishment had been early in the field, when the one sublime principle involving the difficult art of governing a country, was first distinctly revealed to statesmen.†   (source)
  • As I passed the church, I felt (as I had felt during service in the morning) a sublime compassion for the poor creatures who were destined to go there, Sunday after Sunday, all their lives through, and to lie obscurely at last among the low green mounds.†   (source)
  • Here, then, was a secret of life that would enable her to renounce all other secrets; here was a sublime height to be reached without the help of outward things; here was insight, and strength, and conquest, to be won by means entirely within her own soul, where a supreme Teacher was waiting to be heard.†   (source)
  • He loved the woods for their freshness, their sublime solitudes, their vastness, and the impress that they everywhere bore of the divine hand of their creator.†   (source)
  • Mr. Grant now arose and commenced his service with the sublime declaration of the Hebrew prophet: "The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before Him."†   (source)
  • The special verse in the Book of Ruth was sought out by Bathsheba, and the sublime words met her eye.†   (source)
  • Oh, it sounds sublime!'†   (source)
  • There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart—an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.†   (source)
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