firmament firmament

Definition(s):

  • (n) the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

Usage(s):

  1. Only two figures in recent history have received a fast-track exemption: Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, both of them superstars in the Catholic and wider popular firmament.
  2. In the firmament of the Son of Heaven a brilliant new star has risen! Supple as the neck of the swan is the charm of her graceful form.
  3. Star Trek consists almost entirely of this kind of material: shot after shot of vehicles sailing through the firmament to the tune of music intended to awe.

News

  1. Boston-Based Jazz Vocalist Agachiko Debuts on CD July 9 with "Yes!" on Accurate Records

    With her debut album "Yes!" powerhouse Boston vocalist Gabrielle Agachiko claims her rightful spot in the jazz firmament, bringing an international sensibility to the incantatory spirit of Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln. She reveals enviable interpretive powers and a gift for incisive lyrics with her eponymous talent-laden band. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. LeBron James: Game 7 is ‘one of the biggest games, if not the biggest game, of my life’

    Because we relentlessly write and rewrite the story of LeBron James every single day, every single game seems like the most important one of his life, career and eventual legacy. Every win puts him one step closer to the firmament … Continue reading ?
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

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Quotes

  1. "This is the seventh time that our free people have had occasion to salute in humble gratitude such distinguished men and women who are indeed the stars on our national firmament," Mbeki said at the Union Buildings, in a ceremony attended by...
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: Cape Times (subscription)

  2. Chatterjee praised Basu as the "brightest star that had shone in the country's political firmament for a long time" and recalled how Basu had been "entreated repeatedly in 1996" to become Prime Minister.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Chatterjee Source: Calcutta Telegraph

  3. The 18th-century German philosopher Immanuel Kant wrote: "Two things fill the heart with ever renewed and increasing awe and reverence, the more often and more steadily we meditate upon them: the starry firmament above and the moral law within."
    on May 17, 2009 By: Immanuel Kant Source: guardian.co.uk

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