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Definition of Sublimity


  1. The quality or state of being sublime (in any sense of the adjective).
  2. That which is sublime; as, the sublimities of nature.

Sublimity Quotations

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
Lao Tzu

Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Edgar Allan Poe

The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
Charles de Montesquieu

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Lao Tzu

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.
Fisher Ames
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Sublimity Translations

sublimity in Latin is sublimitas
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