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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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Were they not in the presence of one of life's sublimest mysteries--that of motherhood?
almost all passions, if carried to excess, naturally fall into the use of prospopoeia, one of the boldest figures of speech, and sublimest expressions of passion.
43) As book editor, Pierce dedicated himself and the House to publishing a Canadian literature cultivating `a sympathetic atmosphere in which the sublimest beauty, the sweetest music, the loftiest justice and the divinest truth might be expected to take root and flourish.
Through the headphones wafts "Space Moment," possibly Stereolab's sublimest slice of avant-garde MOR yet.
But always Nature seemed to meet the power Of his high mind, to aid, and to reward His reverent hope with her sublimest lore.
Something to glory in, as just and fit, And in the order of sublimest laws.
It brings us into a new world--a world of overpowering interest, of the sublimest views, and the tenderest and purest feelings.
Shelley seems to have believed in a god or god-figure throughout her life, a god of light and beauty that Schiefelbein thinks she inherited from a combination of her father and Dante, the latter's Paradiso being "the sublimest achievement of Catholicism" (82).