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SUBLI'ME, a. [L. sublimis.]

1. High in place; exalted aloft.

Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd.

2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated.

Can it be that souls sublime

Return to visit our terrestrial clime?

3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand.

Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime.

4. Elevated by joy; as sublime with expectation.

5. Lofty of mein; elevated in manner.

His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd

Absolute rule.

SUBLI'ME, n. A grand or lofty style; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.

The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase--

SUBLI'ME, v.t. To sublimate, which see.

1. To raise on high.

2. To exalt; to highten; to improve.

The sun--

Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,

But ripens spirits in cold northern climes.

SUBLI'ME, v.i. To be brought or changed into a state of vapor by heat, and then condensed by cold, as a solid substance.

Particles of antimony which will not sublime alone.



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SUBLI'ME, a. [L. sublimis.]

1. High in place; exalted aloft.

Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd.

2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated.

Can it be that souls sublime

Return to visit our terrestrial clime?

3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand.

Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime.

4. Elevated by joy; as sublime with expectation.

5. Lofty of mein; elevated in manner.

His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd

Absolute rule.

SUBLI'ME, n. A grand or lofty style; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.

The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase--

SUBLI'ME, v.t. To sublimate, which see.

1. To raise on high.

2. To exalt; to highten; to improve.

The sun--

Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,

But ripens spirits in cold northern climes.

SUBLI'ME, v.i. To be brought or changed into a state of vapor by heat, and then condensed by cold, as a solid substance.

Particles of antimony which will not sublime alone.

SUB-LIME, a. [L. sublimis; Fr. It. and Sp. sublime.]

  1. High in place; exalted aloft. Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd. – Dryden.
  2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated. Can it be that souls sublime, / Return to visit our terrestrial clime? – Dryden.
  3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand. Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime. – Prior.
  4. Elevated by joy; as, sublime with expectation. – Milton.
  5. Lofty of mien; elevated in manner. His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd / Absolute rule. – Milton.

SUB-LIME, n.

A grand or lofty style; a style that expresses lofty conceptions. The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase. – Addison.


SUB-LIME, v.i.

To be brought or changed into a state of vapor by heat, and then condensed by cold, as a solid substance. Particles of antimony which will not sublime alone. – Newton.


SUB-LIME, v.t.

  1. To sublimate, – which see.
  2. To raise on high. – Denham.
  3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve. The sun / Which not alone the southern wit sublimes, / But ripens spirits in cold northern climes. – Pope.

Sub*lime"
  1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.

    Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared. Dryden.

  2. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article

    ; as: (a)
  3. To raise on high.

    [Archaic]

    A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit. E. P. Whipple.

  4. To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
  5. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons.

    "The sublime Julian leader." De Quincey.
  6. To subject to the process of sublimation] to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
  7. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.

    Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. Prior.

    Know how sublime a thing it is
    To suffer and be strong.
    Longfellow.

  8. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.

    The sun . . .
    Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,
    But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes.
    Pope.

  9. Elevated by joy; elate.

    [Poetic]

    Their hearts were jocund and sublime,
    Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine.
    Milton.

  10. To dignify; to ennoble.

    An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment. Jer. Taylor.

  11. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.

    [Poetic] "Countenance sublime and insolent." Spenser.

    His fair, large front and eye sublime declared
    Absolute rule.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand.

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Sublime

SUBLI'ME, adjective [Latin sublimis.]

1. High in place; exalted aloft.

Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd.

2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated.

Can it be that souls sublime

Return to visit our terrestrial clime?

3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand.

Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime

4. Elevated by joy; as sublime with expectation.

5. Lofty of mein; elevated in manner.

His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd

Absolute rule.

SUBLI'ME, noun A grand or lofty style; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.

The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase--

SUBLI'ME, verb transitive To sublimate, which see.

1. To raise on high.

2. To exalt; to highten; to improve.

The sun--

Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,

But ripens spirits in cold northern climes.

SUBLI'ME, verb intransitive To be brought or changed into a state of vapor by heat, and then condensed by cold, as a solid substance.

Particles of antimony which will not sublime alone.

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