Definition for SUB-LIM'I-TY

SUB-LIM'I-TY, n. [Fr. sublimité; L. sublimitas.]

  1. Elevation of place; lofty highth.
  2. Highth in excellence; loftiness of nature or character; moral grandeur; as, God's incomprehensible sublimity. – Ralegh. The sublimity of the character of Christ owes nothing to his historians. – Buckminster.
  3. In oratory and composition, lofty conceptions, or such conceptions expressed in corresponding language; loftiness of sentiment or style. Milton's distinguishing excellence lies in the sublimity of his thoughts. – Addison.

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