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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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43) As book editor, Pierce dedicated himself and the House to publishing a Canadian literature cultivating `a sympathetic atmosphere in which the sublimest beauty, the sweetest music, the loftiest justice and the divinest truth might be expected to take root and flourish.
Through the headphones wafts "Space Moment," possibly Stereolab's sublimest slice of avant-garde MOR yet.
Handel illuminates the rather inexorable story with some of his sublimest music, and it is well varied, too: for example, the Romans' orgy at the beginning of Part Two (here produced at a rollicking speed but with perhaps too much sober efficiency for realism) is brilliantly juxtaposed with Theodora's prison scene.
They are the sublimest recreation of the intellect.
Henry Clay described the patriotic spirit as "the sublimest of public virtues.
Having first been "duped" by the title of "A Select Party," which he had taken to refer to "some pumpkin-pie party in old Salem, or some chowder-party on Cape Cod," Melville finds that when he actually reads the sketch, it is "the sweetest and sublimest thing that has been written since Spenser wrote" (147).
But always Nature seemed to meet the power Of his high mind, to aid, and to reward His reverent hope with her sublimest lore.
Something to glory in, as just and fit, And in the order of sublimest laws.
It brings us into a new world--a world of overpowering interest, of the sublimest views, and the tenderest and purest feelings.
Shelley seems to have believed in a god or god-figure throughout her life, a god of light and beauty that Schiefelbein thinks she inherited from a combination of her father and Dante, the latter's Paradiso being "the sublimest achievement of Catholicism" (82).
In such a state, "Allah is the ultimate goal, the Qur'an its constitution, jihad its means, death for the cause of Allah its sublimest aspiration.
Full marks for energy and invention, even though some might have objected to Mozart's sublimest comedy of manners being treated quite so much as knockabout farce.