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  • n. Plural form of splendour.

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Examples

  • She stood low on the ground, and the spikes of her black-and-white sunshade menaced the eyes of Priscilla Wimbush, who towered over her -- a massive figure dressed in purple and topped with a queenly toque on which the nodding black plumes recalled the splendours of a first-class

    Crome Yellow

  • She stood low on the ground, and the spikes of her black-and-white sunshade menaced the eyes of Priscilla Wimbush, who towered over her -- a massive figure dressed in purple and topped with a queenly toque on which the nodding black plumes recalled the splendours of a first-class Parisian funeral.

    Crome Yellow

  • The strangers who fill the quartiers on this side the Seine pass not there; between them and the Faubourg there is a gulf; the very skies seem different -- your own feelings, thoughts -- nature itself -- alter, when you have passed that Styx which divides the wanderers from the habitants; your spirits are not so much damped, as tinged, refined, ennobled by a certain inexpressible awe -- you are girt with the stateliness of Eld, and you tread the gloomy streets with the dignity of a man, who is recalling the splendours of an ancient court where he once did homage.

    Pelham — Volume 02

  • a man, who is recalling the splendours of an ancient court where he once did homage.

    Pelham — Complete

  • While with his Italian accent and violent gestures the Corsican enumerates the "splendours" of the affair, Monpavon, haughty, and with an air calculated to command confidence, nods his head approvingly with conviction, and from time to time, when he judges the moment propitious, throws into the conversation the name of the Duc de Mora, which never fails in its effect on the Nabob.

    The Nabob

  • Howard Hughes was doing cruder, coarser, crasser things with Jane Russell's atomic décolletage over at RKO in the same period, but Russell had Bob Mitchum's face while Rita Hayworth was a Max Factor girl voted "Best Lips of 1945" and had charms, talents and splendours that far outweighed the contents of Russell's cantilevered brassiere.

    Gilda is pure, undistilled Rita Hayworth

  • Of course in addition to these splendours, Rome has other faces -- older faces -- which still peer out at us today either in full or in part.

    Another View of Rome: Earlier Romanesque Facades

  • And I was nineteen, and sun-warm Hawaiian in spite of my three-quarters haole blood, and I knew nothing save my girlhood splendours at Kilohana and my Honolulu education at the Royal Chief School, and my grey husband at Nahala with his grey preachments and practices of sobriety and thrift, and those two childless uncles of mine, the one with far, cold vision, the other the broken-hearted, for-ever-dreaming lover of a dead princess.

    ON THE MAKALOA MAT

  • Stripes were in short supply for much of the admirable Lost Land of the Tiger, which, over three nights on BBC1, gave armchair wildlife fans – conditioned by the extravagant splendours of the Attenborough years – a lesson in sitting up a tree waiting for something to happen.

    Lost Land of the Tiger; Unequal Opportunities; Excluded; Spooks; Seven Days

  • What was subconscious became conscious, what, back in the past, was a mere adumbration gloried out in Aurora splendours.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

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