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- n. Chiefly British Variant of splendor.
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- n. Alternative spelling of splendor.
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- n. a quality that outshines the usual
- n. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
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And here, revealed in all its splendour, is the concept that lies at the rotting heart of social relations under capitalism -- commodity fetishism.
Thick tapestry wall hangings vie in splendour with the rich cloth covering her prayer table, on which an exquisitely illuminated Book of Hours lies open.
Then wet and dry nurses were provided for the boy and he was reared in splendour and delight, until he reached the age of fifteen.
They were reared in splendour and tender affection, in respectful bearing and in the perfection of training; and they were instructed in penmanship and science and the arts of government and horsemanship, till they attained the extreme accomplishments and the utmost limit of beauty and loveliness; both men and women being ravished by their charms.
We have a wonderful history, surpassing in splendour that of the Empires of old, not in conquests alone, but in service to mankind.
He was seeking for gold and jewels, and at every place he touched he hoped to find some great eastern potentate, robed in splendour and seated upon
He was taken prisoner, and through the streets where he had ridden in splendour he was now led a captive.
But some were jealous of the great fame of Columbus, and they made light of his discoveries. he lives in splendour;
Upon it the sun shone in splendour and the blue sky was reflected in a bluer sea: while scarlet flamingoes, startled at the approach of the white men, rose in brilliant flight.
Here they lived in splendour, keeping open house; no passing wayfarer, however humble, need miss a welcome if he cared to claim it.