Definition of sublimity
1 : the quality or state of being sublime
2 : something sublime or exalted
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In 1964, enchanted by the otherworldly sublimity of the mountain, Watanabe made his first solo climb.
Loud and rowdy comedy and its repetitive antics fuses with quietly transcendent tenderness, a geographical devotion to terrain meets special effects of a simple, irrational sublimity.
As is the case with so many of nature’s once-rare features, some scientists think climate change and resource depletion will make more rivers more ephemeral — a sublimity too cheaply got.
Empereur and other scientists are now uncovering astonishing artifacts and rediscovering the architectural sublimity, economic muscle and intellectual dominance of an urban center that ranked second only to ancient Rome.
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