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Rested at Paney, as the horses were very tired, and there was splendid feed for them.

They did their work, they left us the splendid heritage we now enjoy.

His residence is at the Porte, where he has one of the splendid palaces.

"You are in splendid condition, Elfreda," praised Mrs. Gray.

As the son of God I am from everlasting to everlasting, a splendid being with the universe as my home.

To the conquest of fear this splendid universalism is another essential.

At length the door is opened, and the splendid font at once arrests the eye.

The ballet's good, the scenery is splendid, and the music might be worse.

The day promises to be splendid, but mists as yet hang over the scene.

I knew that I had impressed this strong, splendid woman, but I was a little afraid of her.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, probably a shortening of earlier splendidious (early 15c.), from Latin splendidus "magnificent, brilliant," from splendere "be bright, shine, gleam, glisten," from PIE *(s)plend- "bright" (cf. Lithuanian splendziu "I shine," Middle Irish lainn "bright"). An earlier form was splendent (late 15c.).

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