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grandeur
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
the quality of being grand or magnificent or splendid
  • And she illustrated how Mama was to turn to me, terribly exact, if she had only been able to drop her habitual grandeur.
    Chapter 1 (50% in)
  • Unless you want to say that we're at the dwarf end of all times and mere children whose only share in grandeur is like a boy's share in fairy-tale kings, beings of a different kind from times better and stronger than ours.
    Chapter 5 (1% in)
  • And this spectacular ancient aggrandizement with its remains of art and many noble signs I could appreciate even if I didn't want to be just borne down by the grandeur of it.
    Chapter 12 (2% in)
  • This being an ambassador couldn't be envisioned as in the old days—a Guicciardini arriving from Florence with his clever face, or a Russian coming to Venice, or an Adams—such grandeurs have sunk down as the imagination has been transferred from the bearer of his country's power walking on rugs to his blowing shellac through the waterpipes of Lima to stop the rust.
    Chapter 12 (7% in)
  • He was saying that Christianity originally was aimed at the lowly and slaves, and that was why crucifixion and nailing and all such punitive grandeur of martyrdom were necessary.
    Chapter 21 (85% in)
  • He had legs on him like that statue of Clemenceau on the Champs Elysees where Clemenceau is striding against a wind and is thinking of bread and war, and the misery and grandeur, going on with last strength in his longjohns and gaiters.
    Chapter 24 (3% in)

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