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sublime in English

  • sublime
    adj. 1. noble; grand; majestic; lofty.
    Ex. Mountain scenery is often sublime.
    2. exalted; excellent; eminent; supreme.
    Ex. sublime devotion. How sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong (Longfellow).
    3. expressing lofty ide

  • sublime
    adv. sublimely.

  • sublime
    expr. from the sublime to the ridiculous, from one extreme to the other.
    Ex. His writing is very uneven, running the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous.

  • sublime
    noun sublimeness.

  • sublime
    noun sublimer.

  • sublime
    noun 1. something that is lofty, noble, exalted, or majestic.
    Ex. the sublime in literature and art. No, never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery (Washington Irving).
    2. the highest

  • sublime
    sublime, adjective, noun, verb, -limed,-liming.

  • sublime
    v.i. 1. to pass off as a vapor and condense as a solid without going through the liquid state; become purified or refined.
    2. to be changed into a gas directly from the solid state.

  • sublime
    v.t. 1. to make higher or nobler; make sublime.
    Ex. A judicious use of metaphors wonderfully raises, sublimes and adorns oratory (Oliver Goldsmith).
    2a. to heat (a solid substance) and condense the vapor given off; purify; refine.

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