Sublime
Sublime Sub*lime", a. [Compar. {Sublimer}; superl. {Sublimest}.] [L. sublimis; sub under + (perhaps) a word akin to limen lintel, sill, thus meaning, up to the lintel: cf. F. sublime. Cf. {Eliminate}.] 1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty. [1913 Webster]

Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons. ``The sublime Julian leader.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed. [1913 Webster]

Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

4. Elevated by joy; elate. [Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Their hearts were jocund and sublime, Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud. [Poetic] ``Countenance sublime and insolent.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

His fair, large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See {Grand}. [1913 Webster]


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