Definition for SUB-LIME

SUB-LIME, a. [L. sublimis; Fr. It. and Sp. sublime.]

  1. High in place; exalted aloft. Sublime on these a tow'r of steel is rear'd. – Dryden.
  2. High in excellence; exalted by nature; elevated. Can it be that souls sublime, / Return to visit our terrestrial clime? – Dryden.
  3. High in style or sentiment; lofty; grand. Easy in style thy work, in sense sublime. – Prior.
  4. Elevated by joy; as, sublime with expectation. – Milton.
  5. Lofty of mien; elevated in manner. His fair large front and eye sublime declar'd / Absolute rule. – Milton.

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