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

  • As the Hills watched, first idly and then in terrified astonishment, one of the stars detached itself Tom the firmament and came down to earthso near that the Hills could see .
  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - PRWeb
  • 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 ?
    June 20, 2013 - Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

  • Thabo Mbeki in Cape Times (subscription)
    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...
  • Chatterjee in Calcutta Telegraph
    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.
  • Immanuel Kant in
    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."

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