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gran dee ohs

  • s  impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  • s  affectedly genteel

  • The grandiose plans for the Metro Rail was laid asunder with the spiralling costs of steel in the international markets.
  • Alber, 45, does not attribute any grandiose meaning to clothes: the transformation a woman feels when she puts on one of his dresses should originate in her rather than the cloth.
  • But Steve Bechtel was, and remained throughout his nearly 70-year career, a visionary whose imagination was fired by grandiose projects the more seemingly impossible the better.
News & Articles

  • Omaha's best French toast is ...
    French toast is best when it's kept somewhere between bare bones and grandiose, between soft and crisp, between sweet and savory. It can be challenging to find the perfect combination.
    June 12, 2013 - Omaha World-Herald
  • People make the Great River Road complete
    LYNXVILLE — A drive along Wisconsin’s Great River Road reveals steep bluffs, several species of water fowl and, of course, the Mississippi River. The drive provides stunning views and offers a topography more grandiose than a trip along the Wisconsin River. But here’s a tip to elevate your experience along Highway 35 on our state’s western river bank: Get out of your car or off your motorcycle ...
    June 10, 2013 - La Crosse Tribune
  • Building a work of art
    JOSHUA TREE — Some of the most grandiose and uncanny pieces of desert art aren’t hanging in local homes. They are the homes.
    June 8, 2013 - Hi-Desert Star
Quotes

  • Vladimir Putin in Inquirer.net
    We have grandiose plans and they are absolutely realistic,Putin said, speaking hours after the military announced the successful test firing of a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • Jiri Paroubek in FOXNews
    It's a grandiose victory,Social Democratic chairman and former Premier Jiri Paroubek said.
  • Joachim Loew in Zimbio
    It was a grandiose performance by our young team against a very good, experienced England team,said Germany coach Joachim Loew (via Yahoo!). "It was first class and a lot of fun to watch."

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