Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of grandeur.

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Examples

  • Yet to this same Hendrik Andersen, James offers over and over withering criticisms of his gigantic sculptures and goes so far as to accuse him, in his artistic enterprise, of la folie des grandeurs , or megalomania.

    The Afterlife of the Lion

  • I enjoin her above all to make them good Christians and honest individuals; to make them view the grandeurs of this world if they are condemned to experience them as very dangerous and transient goods, and turn their attention towards the one solid and enduring glory, eternity.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • I think Mr Robinson rather underestimates the incapacity of this Cabinet, and their potential for conjuring future folie des grandeurs.

    Lucky, lucky Gordon?

  • It has mingled, though with regret, the secular grandeurs of the monarchy with the new grandeurs of the nation.

    Les Miserables

  • Raoul Nathan is a fair type of the Parisian literary youth of the day, with its false grandeurs and its real misery.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • No one knows better how to play off sentiments, glory in false grandeurs, deck himself with moral beauty, do honor to his nature in language, and pose like Alceste while behaving like Philinte.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • When, in his capacity as enemy to the new dynasty, Raoul was introduced in the salon of Madame de Montcornet, his apparent grandeurs were flourishing.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • Such a catastrophe casts the lurid gleams of its charcoal over the whole of life, showing reefs, pools, depths, where the eye has hitherto seen only summits and grandeurs.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • Nevertheless, I am still troubled, perhaps less by the actions of these young "grunts", (said with affection) and disturbed by lack of participation in civics and helping these kidspeer back through the 'looking glass', especially by their parents, to see the stark truth and beyond the hype of artificial grandeurs of war and blind nationalism.

    America at War: Killing Cabbies in Iraq

  • P.S. if anyone wants to confirm or deny my delusions of grandeurs you can check out my art at www.shawnmccauley.com

    BADROCK #1 Image Comics, 1995

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