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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBLIME

You had thought it of such bigness—its concerns of a sublime tragicness?

The answer of the son came with an immutable finality, the sublime faith of love.

The Trinity is one of the most sublime mysteries of our holy religion.

And with this selfish, there mingled a generous and sublime sentiment.

Life is working here as elsewhere, for some sublime purpose.

"I shall try," Cornelius said, with an expression of most sublime fortitude.

But at last Pierre tore himself away from the sublime spectacle.

The sublime words of Milton work out the picture to perfection.

I am not talking about what is sublime, but about what is true.

He cannot imagine anything in nature “more stupendous or sublime.”

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner," from Middle French sublime, from Latin sublimis "uplifted, high, lofty," possibly originally "sloping up to the lintel," from sub "up to" + limen "lintel."

The sublime (n.) "the sublime part of anything" is from 1670s. Sublime Porte, former title of the Ottoman government, is from French la Sublime Porte, literally "the high gate," a loan-translation of Arabic Bab 'Ali, title of the Ottoman court at Constantinople (cf. mikado).

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