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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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The opinions expressed therein--and also in novels like Mary, a Fiction (1788) or The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria (1798)--are critiques of the traditional view of the nature of woman, and the forms and methods of their education which aim to perpetuate and develop this prejudice of what women are by nature: less able beings, soft, malleable, capable of a certain moral and esthetic sublimeness, but at the same time inferior in practical pursuits and the struggle of life.
This idea is reiterated in the anthropomorphic imagery which follows, lending the picture a dramatic sublimeness, in which the human element and the idea of one's native land are fused in a secret appeal to the course of a shared adventure.
Bush and Osama bin Laden and reflected on the sublimeness of the devastation.