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sublime

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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
she is sublime
Definition impressively wonderful — often beautiful or morally admirable
  • I love good movies, from the silly to the sublime.
sublime = impressively wonderful
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • sublime = impressively wonderful
  • their sublime courage, their willingness to suffer
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • sublime = impressively wonderful
  • Cheever waits placidly, the sublime official, dutiful.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • sublime = admirably wonderful
  • In his sublime self-feeling the difference between myself and the attendant seemed to him as nothing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • sublime = extremely wonderful
  • 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.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • sublime = admirably 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.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • sublimity = extreme beauty
  • 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.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
sublime = wonderfully elevated (morally important)

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2  —as in:
sublime ignorance
Definition pure or extreme
  • With a sublime ignorance of human nature, she set out to save the world.
sublime = pure or extreme
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • With sublime stubbornness, she refused to see that the project could not succeed.
  • sublime = pure or extreme
  • Ah, well, I am a great & sublime fool. But then, I am God's fool, & all His works must be contemplated with respect.
    Mark Twain
  • There was no place for words in his sublime misery.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • sublime = extreme
  • As a poet he was a sublime success.
    Marshall, H.E.  --  English Literature For Boys And Girls

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Less commonly:
More rarely, in chemistry or physics, sublime is used to indicate that something changes from a solid into a vapor without first melting; or vaporizes and then condenses right back again. That sense of the word is also often seen in the form sublimate.
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