Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which sublimes; specifically, an apparatus for performing the operation of sublimation.

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  • adjective comparative form of sublime: more sublime

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Examples

  • Mortals, ye favoured sons of the eternal father, be it yours in articulate expressions of gratitude to interpret for the mute creation, and to speak a sublimer and more rational homage.

    Imogen A Pastoral Romance

  • I have said 'Nature's sublimer scenes ne'er charmed mine eyes' [4] and what effect the Cambrian or Caledonian mountains might bring, or a sight of the sea would have, I can only guess.

    Letter 75

  • 'Nature's sublimer scenes ne'er charmed mine eyes'.

    Letter 75

  • These traits of vital orientation must draw their sustenance from sublimer sources; otherwise they lose steam after a while or come to be harnessed by questionable motivations.

    The Mother & Sri Aurobindo are against empty tentativeness

  • These traits of vital orientation must draw their sustenance from sublimer sources; otherwise they lose steam after a while or come to be harnessed by questionable motivations.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • The Range looked lovelier and sublimer than when I first saw it from Greeley, all spiritualized in the wonderful atmosphere.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • Those virtues which cause admiration, and are of the sublimer kind, produce terror rather than love; such as fortitude, justice, wisdom, and the like.

    On the Sublime and Beautiful

  • The sublimer intelligences of mankind — Plato, Dante, Sir

    The Sophist

  • The travellers had lingered so long among the sublimer scenes of these mountains, that they found themselves entirely mistaken in their calculation that they could reach Montigny at sun-set; but, as they wound along the valley, the saw, on a rude Alpine bridge, that united two lofty crags of the glen, a group of mountaineer-children, amusing themselves with dropping pebbles into

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • In a case of this kind, passionate love arises, and as it is bestowed on one object, and one only — that is to say, because it appears in the special service of the species — it immediately assumes a nobler and sublimer nature.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

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