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Definition the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • The hotel is well past the days of its grandeur.
grandeur = the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • I love the grandeur of cathedrals.
  • grandeur = the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • What have wealth or grandeur to do with happiness?
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space.
    Camille Paglia
  • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
  • But I do not want to be the president who built empires, or sought grandeur, or extended dominion.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • grandeur = the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
    Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
    Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile
    The short and simple annals of the poor.
    Thomas Gray  --  Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
  • grandeur = the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • And so the grandeur of the Forest-tree
    Comes not by casting in a formal mould,
    But from its own divine vitality.
    William Wordsworth
  • I had been looking aloft at the giant show-peaks only as things to be worshiped for their grandeur and magnitude, and their unspeakable grace of form; I looked up at them now, as also things to be conquered and climbed.
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Their dreams and aspirations had the grandeur, scope, and breadth of postage stamps.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "Grandeur," said Pangloss, "is extremely dangerous according to the testimony of philosophers.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • 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
  • But now all that seemed trifling, a kind of delusion of grandeur.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The men of C.E.T. were likened to archeologists of ideas, inspired by God in the grandeur of rediscovery.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 had all the moral grandeur of a bill of lading.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • One of them, a real bullet-head, was magnetic, showing both incredible pettiness and a form of distorted grandeur.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was a chilly place for all its grandeur.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • You cannot imagine the wild grandeur of the scene!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The words, forms of immense grandeur behind a cloudy screen, overwhelmed him-"Yehase raglov uveshtayim yeofaif-"
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • He may have been very grand in his birth, and he certainly was very grand in his bows and speeches; but that was all the grandeur he had.
    Henry James  --  The American

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