Definitions

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  • adv. In a sublime manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a sublime manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sublime manner; with exalted conceptions; loftily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. completely; in a lofty and exalted manner

Etymologies

sublime +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another exercise in sublimely spooky, Gothy electro from the recent Matador signees.

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  • She hints at what she wants, and Lohengrin gives her, to a very pretty tune, an answer that can merely be called sublimely fatuous.

    Richard Wagner

  • To enrich, and be thereby the richer; for Roger's actions of finance were so simple, as to run the risk of being called sublimely indistinct: he took it as an axiom that "money bred money," but in what way to draw forth its generative properties, whether or not by some new-fangled manure, he was entirely ignorant; and it clearly was his wisdom to leave all that mystery of money-making solely to the banker.

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  • a creature that could be truthfully called sublimely beautiful, thought

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  • "But," say I, "what sublime intelligence conceived the plan of those machines, and what kind of sublimely skilful craftsman was able to fashion them?"

    Heart and Soul by Maveric Post

  • Proulx writes "sublimely" about man's relationship to landscape, said Sam Leith in the

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  • What sublime intelligence conceived the plan of that bit of protoplasm -- and what kind of sublimely skilful craftsman was able to fashion it? "

    Heart and Soul by Maveric Post

  • Not to get all metaphysical, but something about suspending who they are in normal time and space seems to translate into sublimely stupid decision making.

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  • Clinching the failing grade is El Paso, Texas, a city that all of the sudden seems sublimely peaceful.

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  • Gillian says she has been as blessed in her private life as in her professional one; she has been married, sublimely happily, she says, for 31 years to the actor Peter Land.

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