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  • n. Plural form of grandiosity.

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Examples

  • Like Flann O'Brien in the De Selby novels, Syjuco has considerable fun with the grandiosities of academe.

    Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco

  •   Ross Perot mined this good government vein in his two presidential bids with a call to put our own house in order before promising new grandiosities and foreign interventionism.

    J. Bradley Jansen: For Liberty Examines the Kingmakers

  • Elshtain asserts that women in the West have been cast as a collective Beautiful Soul and that Hegel captured an epoch (the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries), abstracting from social and cultural forces at work and honing them into dense grandiosities.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • Ross Perot mined this good government vein in his two presidential bids with a call to put our own house in order before promising new grandiosities and foreign interventionism.

    J. Bradley Jansen: For Liberty Examines the Kingmakers

  • Some Mao-era grandiosities remain visible, like the décor of the Great Hall of the People, China's parliament building, from which state photographs resembling the recent North Korean exemplar still emerge.

    Julian Baird Gewirtz: Thoughts on Kitsch and Culture after Mao

  • In Symbolic Formulation drawing on the extensible chivalric romance tradition (Amadis de Gaul?), the dramatic climax may be spectacular but doesn't really seem like a crisis of spectacle; the action builds against fantastic backdrops, but those backdrops are separable, CGI grandiosities of castles, mountains and battles against which the human-level drama takes place.

    More Aesthetics

  • It's just action against fantastic backdrops, CGI grandiosities of little import in dramatic terms.

    More Aesthetics

  • Charles Stuart's letter, arriving a month later, made no mention of the child, but according to Jamie, was even more incoherent than usual, seething with vague plans and grandiosities.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • The Degenerative Disease begins and the race suffers from "grandiosities and pomps," short life spans, bad temper.

    Paradise Regained

  • But it is an opera chorus all the same; and along with it we have theatrical grandiosities that recall Meyerbeer and Verdi: pezzi d'insieme for all the principals in a row, vengeful conjurations for trios of them, romantic death song for the tenor: in short, all manner of operatic conventions.

    The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Ring

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