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There is a grandeur in the ruin to be enjoyed, as well as a scene of beauty from its towers.

In certain elements of grandeur none other can compete with it.

These are the bits of our life which I enjoy; which have some poetry, some grandeur in them.

Mr Mould and his men had not exaggerated the grandeur of the arrangements.

The poem is full of pathos and humour; full of beauty and grandeur, earnestness and truth.

Grandeur, however, like sentiment, is not indigenous to the hearth.

Yet there was a grandeur in my desolation that would have elevated my heart but for the fear.

Will Mr. Lincoln realize the grandeur of this unparallelled trust?

The shock and the wonder of its grandeur took my breath away.

I then began to comprehend the grandeur of the Legislator's office.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "loftiness, height," from Middle French grandeur "grandness, greatness," Old French grandor (12c.), from grand "great" (see grand (adj.)). Extended sense of "majesty, stateliness" is first recorded 1660s.

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