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cathedral

noun

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a large, magnificent, or massive building
  • the company didn't want just a new office building—it demanded a cathedral that proclaimed its place among the giants of finance

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The first known use of cathedral was in the 14th century

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“Cathedral.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cathedral. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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