sublime


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sublime

[sə′blīm]
(thermodynamics)
To change from the solid to the gaseous state without passing through the liquid phase.
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*"From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step."
Nevertheless, you ought to remember that that great, that sublime monarch, when proscribed at one time, as my husband may be, demanded aid from England and England accorded it to him; and it is but just to say that Queen Elizabeth was not his niece."
If anything yet remains of that great, that sublime king, Henry, of whom you have just spoken, he would be much surprised at so little pity for his family being united to such a profound admiration of himself."
The sublime master would, however, have been altogether unable to render the sorrow expressed in the face of Rosa, when she saw this pale, handsome young man slowly climbing the stairs, and thought of the full import of the words, which her father had just spoken, "You will have the family cell."
We look forward with impatience for some able geologist to explore this sublime but almost unknown region.
Here, however, occur some of the striking phenomena of this wild and sublime region.
Those great works of his have the calm of the sublime; but here, notwithstanding beauty, was something troubling.
It may be, indeed, that here this sublime end is, now and then, attained in fact.
I make Beauty, therefore--using the word as inclusive of the sublime -- I make Beauty the province of the poem, simply because it is an obvious rule of Art that effects should be made to spring as directly as possible from their causes: -- no one as yet having been weak enough to deny that the peculiar elevation in question is at least most readily attainable in the poem.
This valley is more wonderful and sublime, but not so beautiful and picturesque as that of Servox, through which I had just passed.
I would e'en take it for sublime, did I not know that the colic is a noisy malady.
If his destiny be strange, it is also sublime. Have I not understood it myself?