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sub·lime

(sŭb-līm'),
1. To sublimate.
2. To undergo a process of sublimation.
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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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Just as Barbauld argues that "the sublimest" ideas of divinity are united with "warmth" (232) in the Psalms, especially when they are shared in "public assemblies" (234), Schimmelpenninck claims in Biblical Fragments: "The Psalms are, in their literal sense, at once a compendium of the historic part of Scripture, a body of perceptive rules, a most touching picture of the human affections, and a collection of the most sublime poetry" (78).
In the past, relying more on imagination than scientific knowledge, we wrote ourselves the grandest, sublimest scenarios our heads and hearts dared yearn for.
Lee said that "duty is the sublimest word in the English language," he meant that doing your duty encompasses all the values that define our profession of arms.
Were they not in the presence of one of life's sublimest mysteries--that of motherhood?
contemplation, even if it be no more than the imagination of some sublimest
the Bible contains the sublimest thought in the simplest most fitting words.
almost all passions, if carried to excess, naturally fall into the use of prospopoeia, one of the boldest figures of speech, and sublimest expressions of passion.
(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.' (44) Ballads such as `The Shooting of Dan McGrew' ran directly counter to Pierce's notions when they offered readers the reckless playing of a bar-room pianist:
Through the headphones wafts "Space Moment," possibly Stereolab's sublimest slice of avant-garde MOR yet.
They are the sublimest recreation of the intellect.
Henry Clay described the patriotic spirit as "the sublimest of public virtues." In its original sense, patriotism presupposed that the citizens of a republic, as well as its lawmakers, would be motivated by the desire to enhance the public good more than their own self-interest.
The person presented by Islam as a finished product of its education is a thoughtful human being, positive, active and disciplined, a human being whose cognition, thoughts and conduct, and, ultimately, all the aspects of whose life are informed with a peculiar moderation and harmony.His free and well-developed psyche brings about an inner balance that not only gives him the capacity not to get submerged in earthly pleasures and the world of matter but to rise to the sublimest peaks in its ascent towards its sacred ideal by elevating itself to a sphere above the gravity of the mundane.