grandeur grandeur  /ɡræn ˈdur/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
  2. (n) the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct

Usage(s):

  1. The lavish taste and grandeur of Imperial Russia seen through the ceremonial dress and uniforms of Emperors and court officials in a new show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
  2. The rather louche glamour of Monaco's royal family is nothing compared with the fading but still palpable grandeur of the British monarchy.
  3. Immovably rough and rugged is Idaho's highest mountain, rising in independent grandeur above wild country between the Big Lost River and Pahsimeroi ranges.

News

  1. Michigan House Envy: Mullett Lake mansion state's most expensive listing

    This astounding estate on on northern Michigan's Mullett Lake is the most expensive house listed for sale now in Michigan, according to www.moveinmichigan.com. It's a Great Gatsby-esque pastiche of sprawl, detail, grandeur and site - the creation of the late Detroit entrepreneur Peter Paisley.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Candice Ward's Ability Behind the Lens Adds Flair to Her Sports Photographs

    Candice Ward was meant to take sports photographs. Her photos of the women of the Calgary Rage have an allure that is all their own. The beauty of her sports photographs are all unique in the fact that it looks like no one was even there to take a photograph. The majesty and grandeur in which Ward’s subjects are immortalized makes one feel as if they are right in the middle of the action ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Music reviews

    After pulling out the stops with the heavily orchestrated grandeur of 2011's platinum-selling album 'Own The Night,' Lady Antebellum heads in the opposite direction with the stripped-down sound of 'Golden.'
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

Quotes

  1. "You show the complexity of America, in all its grandeur and fragility, with its enthusiastic dreams and its worried questioning," Chirac said in a ceremony in the Elysée Palace in Paris on Saturday.
    on Feb 19, 2007 By: Jacques Chirac Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I just don't want to get clobbered too bad," a smiling and relaxed Armstrong said before being escorted to a car. "That is my main motivation for training hard. I don't have any illusions of grandeur. I hope I get in the race and get...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Lance Armstrong Source: The Age

  3. "If you have lures of grandeur, of being something bigger than this, we have to get better as a team," Izzo said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Tom Izzo Source: The Spread

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