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  • adj. superlative form of sublime: most sublime.


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  • The Greek rhetorician, Longinus, quotes from the Mosaic account of the creation what he calls the sublimest passage ever uttered: "God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."

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  • What expert opinion had described as the sublimest ten minutes in the great pianist's greatest concerto had just begun.

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  • It is doubtful whether this poem, which Giudici calls the sublimest lyrical composition modern literature has produced, will stir the

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  • It is an extraordinary thing to contemplate that if it had not been for four or five European countries, namely the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, there would be no such thing as modern civilization and we would be living in the culture implanted by Egypt three thousand years ago, the culture of ancient China and Peru; and of these four countries that I have mentioned by far the sublimest has been the British contribution.

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  • “I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest system of morality that has ever been taught but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invented…”

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  • The sunrise the next morning, said Twain, was “the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed, and I think the memory of it will remain with me always.”


  • It is difficult to believe that the Taliban brand of Islam can dehumanise a person to such an extent - making him insensitive to even the sublimest of art form ….

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  • Duty, then, is the sublimest word in our language.

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  • That is why W Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 observed: 'Poetry is the sublimest activity of the human mind.

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  • But many of the sublimest works of the acknowledged masters were composed while the poets were either fast approaching old age or more or less settled into it.

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