glorious

[ glawr-ee-uhs, glohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF glorious

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLORIOUS

What a glorious double stroke it would be, after all their years of trying.

High above the roadside he had engraved an account of his glorious deeds.

History tells us of glorious friendships in the ancient world.

But be this as it may, there is a present likelihood of room for glorious mischief.

All in all, Gray Peter was a glorious machine; Sally was a tricky intelligence.

It was a glorious day, and she was like a live shadow in the sunshine.

The fir-trees and bars of sunset made a glorious gate before them.

Why, what, but the glorious old story, "I will give you rest?"

Next day was Sunday, as glorious a sixteenth of September as could be desired.

If I could only flash last night—every glorious minute of it—upon paper!

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Anglo-French glorious, Old French glorieus (12c., Modern French glorieux), from Latin gloriosus "full of glory, famous," from gloria (see glory). In 14c.-17c. it also could mean "boastful, vainglorious." Related: Gloriously.

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