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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv sublimely completely; in a lofty and exalted manner "awaking in me, sublimely unconscious, interest and energy for tackling these tasks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Sublimely In a sublime manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sublimely In a sublime manner; with exalted conceptions; loftily.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Sublimely in a sublime manner: loftily: with elevated conceptions
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  • James Russell Lowell
    “Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime.”
  • Robert Southey
    “Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “In America the geography is sublime, but the men are not; the inventions are excellent, but the inventors one is sometimes ashamed of.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Do you wish to find out the really sublime? Repeat the Lord's Prayer.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.”
  • Lauter
    “He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.”


From the sublime to the ridiculous - If something declines considerably in quality or importance, it is said to have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. sublimis, high, ety. dub.; perh. sub-limen, up to the lintel.


In literature:

They now affected patience, as far as silence went to make up an element of that sublime quality.
"Rhoda Fleming, Complete" by George Meredith
Anything sublime in washing dishes or trimming bonnets?
"Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing" by T. S. Arthur
With Chopin one does not get, as from Beethoven, the sense of spiritual vastness, of the overarching sublime.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
There was perfect silence among the mountains, and the place was as lonely as it was sublime.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
It is not therefore sufficient, that the Language of an Epic Poem be Perspicuous, unless it be also Sublime.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
The Rock Bridge is described by Mr. Jefferson, late President of the United States, as one of the most sublime of the productions of Nature.
"The Book of Enterprise and Adventure" by Anonymous
Though the habits of his life were those of a serious and sublime visionary they were nevertheless full of cheerfulness and tranquillity.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
And here begins another kind of emotion, which we call Sublime.
"Lectures on Art" by Washington Allston
Milton had a sublime self-respect.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
It is a sublime Pleasure which encreases by the Participation.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
It was fearful, yet sublime.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
What is remarkable in the scenery is, that its sublimity is an inversion of the sublimity of almost all other grand scenery.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
BATHOS, an anti-climax, being a sudden descent from the sublime to the commonplace.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The battles of the ocean have the same sublime tautology as the combats of Homer.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
This is his solemn, sublime manner of setting out.
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
Shall this precious thing perish through your faithlessness to so sublime a trust?
"Old Wine and New" by Joseph Cross
This incapacity for appreciating mountainous sublimity involved a blindness to the rugged and picturesque on smaller scales.
"Studies in Mediæval Life and Literature" by Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
Without him it would still be magnificent: with him it is priceless and sublime.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
The mountains elevate his thoughts, and teach him moral sublimity.
"Nature and Culture" by Harvey Rice
This was the sublimity of devotion to principle.
"Thomas Paine" by Robert G. Ingersoll

In poetry:

Since all eternity, a turban
Snow white, thy glorious brow has veiled,
The peace sublime about thy glacier
The strife of man has ne'er assailed.
"To Kasbek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
We would adore Thee, God sublime,
Whose power and wisdom, love and grace,
Are greater than the round of time,
And wider than the bounds of space.
"Evening Praises" by John Bowring
Or let us tread the ocean shore;
And, while its surges rise and roll,
Their voice sublime, their blended roar,
Shall fall like music on the soul.
"Morning Thoughts" by John Bowring
Who still shall pour His rays sublime,
One crystal flood, from East to West,
When YE have burned your little time
And feebly flickered into rest!
"Fame's Penny-Trumpet" by Lewis Carroll
Before the morning stars in songs sublime,
Chanted the wondrous birth of time,
Whose glory is, was and shall be,
When time has filled his destiny.
"Creation Light" by James Madison Bell
When o'er wide seas the sun declines,
Far off its fading glory shines,
Far off, sublime, and full of fear,--
The pine-woods bring the sunset near.
"The Woods That Bring The Sunset Near" by Richard Watson Gilder

In news:

With a sublime, but familiar design inside and out, a speedy new processor, fast LTE, and the best apps in the business, the new iPhone is like the old iPhone, just much better.
For the United States Men's National Soccer Team, the allotment of sublime intervention ends at three.
Dalco's ( latest dye-sublimation- appliqué design is called 8 Bit.
Dalco's 8 Bit dye-sublimation- appliqué design.
His best work to date has been with the Blow, Khaela Maricich's sublime laptop-pop project, but these days YACHT 's Jona Bechtolt works alone.
Life would be so much more sublime if all cats remained cuddly kittens, charming children did not become sulky adolescents, and foundation plants did not grow.
Sublime, Born Again, With Rome.
Caramelize them over the grill, and they become sublime.
The job description for teacher often encompasses the fulfilling of many roles — roles that are both sublime and mundane.
Meatballs, like flatbreads, are one of those simple but sublime items that seem to be present in almost every global cuisine.
Combine Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" with young Tom Cruise playing air guitar in his underpants in Risky Business and you've nutshelled the sublimity of the electric guitar.
Chef Johanna Ware's beautiful and sublime dishes draw from the world's pantry.
Sexy runway and backstage looks with sublime makeup, gorgeous models, high heels etc.
Sexy runway and backstage looks with gorgeous models and sublime make up, beauty, high heels.
Part of Sublime Frequencies' most popular series, Guitars From Agadez Vol 3 is being reissued after instantly selling out during its original release in 2010.

In science:

We consider three possible origins for the gas layer on GJ 1214b: direct accretion of gas from the protoplanetary nebula, sublimation of ices, and outgassing from rocky material.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Even if the outer envelope is predominantly sublimated water ice, the envelope will likely consist of a super-fluid layer sandwiched between vapor above and plasma (electrically conductive fluid) below at greater depths.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Sublimation of ices (for example, due to the release of gravitational energy during initial planet formation, the increased stellar irradiation following inward planetary migration, or late delivery of ices by comets) would produce H2O, CO, CO2, CH4, and NH3 vapor.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Irrespective the origin of GJ 1214b’s gas layer (be it from accreted nebular gas, sublimated ices, or outgassed rocky material), the gas envelope’s mass and composition will have evolved over time under the influence of atmospheric escape.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
In this work, we focus on direct accretion of nebular gas, sublimation of ices, and outgassing from rocky material as possible sources for the gas layer on GJ 1214b.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Even at temperatures too low to sublimate ices or vaporize oceans, volatiles stored as clathrate hydrates in icy material can be outgassed into a planet’s atmosphere.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Planets in cases II and III, which do not contain any primordial gas, may still harbor a gas layer produced by sublimated ices or by outgassing.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
We show in Figure 4 the possible distributions of mass between the core, mantle, and water envelope that are consistent with the measured mass and radius of GJ 1214b. A sublimated vapor dominated envelope on GJ 1214b is possible if water accounts for a large fraction of planet mass.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Here, we summarize some ideas for how atmospheric spectra might help to distinguish between a gas envelope dominated by nebular gas, sublimated ices, or outgassing.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Fig. 4.— Ternary diagram for case II in which GJ 1214b formed from refractory material and ices and has an envelope dominated by vapor from sublimated ice.
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
Sublimation fractionation may occur (i.e., the most volatile species sublimate first).
Cometary diversity and cometary families
The production rates of the sublimated molecules (or of their photodissociation products, the socalled daughter molecules ) are determined.
Cometary diversity and cometary families
Tspin ≈ 150–200 K, the equilibrium temperature of sublimating water ice in cometary conditions.
Cometary diversity and cometary families
Following Fig 1.2, we would expect correlations between the abundance of molecular species and their sublimation temperatures, if comets indeed formed from regions of significantly different temperatures.
Cometary diversity and cometary families
The WD01 distribution function has been modified to include a small grain-size exponential cutoff to model the de ficit of small grains resulting from sublimation in intense heating conditions (see §4.2).
Decomposing Dusty Galaxies. I. Multi-Component Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting