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  • adj. superlative form of grand: most grand.


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  • After the illumination of St. Peter's he went to the Castle of St. Angelo where he witnessed what he describes as the grandest display of fireworks he had ever seen.

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  • At the end of a recent day-long hike, Hirst gathers his tour in a spot that he calls the grandest in all the forest, an open clearing amid hundred-foot high pines.

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  • It left Mrs. Frederick Grierson -- whose residence on the Heights had hitherto been our "grandest" -- breathless with despair.

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  • The grandest is Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’s design for the proposed 1. 5-billion-square-foot Waterfront City in Dubai.

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  • Then the wide, flat steps that turn at an acute angle, and then lead on straight to the entrance of the Hall, form a worthy approach to what has been described as the grandest of all mediæval halls in the kingdom, except only that at Westminster.


  • During the next few days some time was spent in shooting with the Maharajah of Bhurtpore; a grand ball was given at the Fort; a long interview granted Sir Dinkur Rao, the Native statesman; local convents and schools visited; the tomb of Akbar the Great -- described as the grandest in the world -- seen at Sekundra; a visit paid to the loyal

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  • If this vision of a dream had ever come to pass, perhaps Europe might have seen the mightiest Christian doctor since Bossuet; and just as Bossuet's struggle was called the grandest spectacle of the seventeenth century, so to many eyes this might have appeared the greatest of the nineteenth.

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  • Behind them to the south-east are the waterfalls, one of which, 630 feet high, is described as the grandest cascade in Africa south of the Zambesi.

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  • In time the hill became covered with public edifices, of which the grandest was the Temple of "Capitoline Jupiter."

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  • The spectacle is described as the grandest ever witnessed in the South.

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