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grandiose
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

7 uses
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Definition
magnificent — typically of impressive and pretentious size

or of a plan:  highly ambitious, unrealistic and complicated
  • He sounded now incredibly like one of those lawyers summing up, tyrannical and grandiose.
    1 — The Watchdog (90% in)
  • Only a mind released from all passion could roll out such unashamedly grandiose prose.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (24% in)
  • A growl, a belch of gasoline, and deathless Aphrodite stirs on her way, descends to the city limits, drawn down not in a chariot pulled by sparrows, grandiose gold sinking aslant the burnt-out factory chimneys, the heavy air trembling at the heart to the pulse of countless wingbeats, but laboring stop by stop, as she always comes.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (56% in)
  • One made of sticks and stones and rivers and mountains the grandiose affirmation of human heads.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (66% in)
  • —and comfortable, darkly grandiose as a gentlemen's club in the warm, obstructed light of a summer afternoon.
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (3% in)
  • It sounded grandiose, and he tried to think of a better way to say it.
    18 — The Dragon's Dwelling-Place and the Court for Owls (84% in)
  • As Fred Clumly, merely mortal, nothing more than—without any grandiose overtones—a man.
    19 — Workmen in a Quarry (88% in)

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