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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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Mark Twain described it as "the sublimest spectacle I ever witnessed, and I think the memory of it will remain with me always.
it is the sweetest and sublimest thing that has been written since Spencer [sic] wrote.
From the trunk of that tree of vengefulness and hatred, Jewish hatred-- the profoundest and sublimest kind of hatred, capable of creating ideals and reversing values, the like of which has never existed on earth before-- there grew something equally incomparable, a new love, the profoundest and sublimest kind of love--and from what other trunk could it have grown?
The spectacle of human beings suffering for the truth is the sublimest sight that can be witnessed on earth.
Once, though, we witnessed him in uncontrollable laughter, as from the stage of the Aula Maxima, a venerable Irish scholar and raconteur held an audience convulsed with merriment for nearly two hours at a wholly delightful mixture of sparkling wit and the sublimest egotism .
Hearing some of the passages read aloud, he commented they were "some of the sublimest sentences that ever entered my ears," and he said they could not have been composed by "mortal Instruments.
4) Calvin, in concord with Luther's approach, takes the same line on the problem of the justice of divine election: "For it is not right for man unrestrainedly to search out things that the Lord has willed to be hid in himself, and to unfold from eternity itself the sublimest wisdom, which he would have us revere but not understand that through this he might fill us with wonder.
16-23) to Collins' "Now sublimest triumph swelling, / Now on love and mercy dwelling" ("Ode on the Poetical Character," 11.
It is a reflection of the sublimest achievement of man and an even greater reflection of the Creation around us.
Miss Martineau is British sociologist Harriet Martineau (1802-1876), of which Ward says, "Miss Martineau was told by a gentleman, that the sublimest sight in North America is the leap of a slave from a boat to the Canadian shore.
If we were told," writes the Quarterly, "of a man who, thus witnessing the sublimest assemblage of natural objects, should retire to a cabin near and write aetheos after his name in the album, we hope our own feelings would be pity rather than disgust.
This wise legislation secures to their proper national uses incomparably the largest and grandest park and the sublimest scenery in the whole world.