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sub·lime

(sŭb-līm'),
1. To sublimate.
2. To undergo a process of sublimation.

sublime

/sub·lime/ (sub-līm´) to volatilize a solid body by heat and then to collect it in a purified form as a solid or powder.

sublime

(sŭb-līm′) [L. sublimis, to the limit]
To evaporate a substance directly from the solid into the vapor state and condense it again. For example, metallic iodine on heating does not liquefy but directly forms a violet gas.
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And those sublimer towers, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, whence, in peculiar moods, comes that gigantic ghostliness over the soul at the bare mention of that name, while the thought of Virginia's Blue Ridge is full of a soft, dewy, distant dreaminess?
I imagined I read in her eyes that thirst for a sublimer bliss, that unexpressed melancholy which yearns for something better than we find here below, and which, in every situation in which fortune or revolution can place a delicate soul, .
Yet, "au tournant des IVe et Ve siecles, la predication chretienne cesse peu a peu d'ignorer, ou de sublimer, les craintes de l'homme face la mort" (Eric Rebillard, In hora mortis: Evolution de la pastorale chretienne de la mort aux IVe et Ve siecles dans l'occident latin [Rome: Ecole francaise de Rome, 1994] 229).
If it be an argument of design that a man could make one watch, is it not a sublimer argument of design that there is a man existing who could create a manufactory turning out millions of watches, and by machinery too, so that the human hand has little to do but to adjust the parts already created by machines?
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Au troisieme chapitre, l'auteur analyse finement les aspects plus humains de la vie quotidienne dans les camps, et note les consequences psychologiques et sociales de l'isolement prolonge pour des prisonniers exclusivement masculins, qui tentent de sublimer leur solitude par la lecture, l'ecriture poetique ou la creation artistique (p.