magnificence magnificence

Definition(s):

  1. (n) splendid or imposing in size or appearance
  2. (n) the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

Usage(s):

  1. Yet for all the magnificence of the visible stars, astronomers know they are only the first shimmering veil in a cosmos vast beyond imagination.
  2. Eucharistic Congresses, the mightiest demonstrations of public faith the Christian world affords, demonstrate also the Catholic Church's talent for organized magnificence.
  3. Monuments of its own magnificence; And therefore I have sailed the seas and come.

News

  • Cosmic Awe [Starts With A Bang]

    “…the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.” -Carl Sagan As many of you know, I’m fortunate enough to live in a city that values science and scientific knowledge so highly that the our local news…
    on June 27, 2013     Source: ScienceBlogs

Quotes

  1. "Hank is an understated person," Selig said. "There's no question that Hank was a great player, given the magnificence of his career. He's just not a flamboyant personality. In my mind, that makes him a great human being."
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: SportingNews.com

  2. When Scott came along, "he said it was the happiest day of his life. He could not believe his luck and her magnificence in the role," Curtis said.
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Richard Curtis Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "Through my LSD experience and my new picture of reality, I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature and of the animal and plant kingdom," Dr. Hofmann told the psychiatrist Stanislav Grof during an interview in 1984....
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Albert Hofmann Source: New York Times

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