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[ UK /mæɡnˈɪfɪsəns/ ]
  1. the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products
    his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
  2. splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    impressed by the richness of the flora
    the grandness of the architecture
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How To Use magnificence In A Sentence

  • It was still cold and a little gloomy but there was a dour magnificence to it.
  • While poor excommunicated Miss Tox, who, if she were a fawner and toad – eater, was at least an honest and a constant one, and had ever borne a faithful friendship towards her impeacher and had been truly absorbed and swallowed up in devotion to the magnificence of Mr Dombey and Son
  • Such a cosmogonic extravagance appeared to diminish the magnificence of the created order in our own world.
  • And when the silent darkness enveloped all this beauty, and grandeur, and magnificence in undistinguishable gloom, my mind experienced that wonderful sense of freedom and relief which come from all that suggests the idea of boundlessness -- the deep sky, the dark night, the endless circle, the illimitable waters. The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada
  • It is autocracy reverting to its normal state of palace crime, blood - stained magnificence, and moral squalor.
  • Dear Mollie -- I was glad to know that bound with the fetters of Science, and depressed by thought, you were Struggling yet to ascend the rugged Steep -- where "Star eyed Science" and fame unfold their banners to every anxious aspirant, and under whose folds of magnitude and magnificence all alike are permitted to recumb, and recur those who have in vagrancy strayed "tracing Shadows" -- beware of Letter from Young John Allen to Mollie Houston,June 2, 1854
  • The magnificence of royal palaces, no matter how richly appointed, cannot take away the disappointment of a bad performance.
  • But it is unseemly to see such a Grand Potentate in such a state of decay: the son of Bajazet Ilderim insolvent; the descendants of the Prophet bullied by Calmucs and English and whipper-snapper Frenchmen; the Fountain of Magnificence done up, and obliged to coin pewter! Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo
  • Magnificence there was, with some rude attempt at taste; but of comfort there was little, and, being unknown, it was unmissed. Ivanhoe
  • His magnificence are Chinese civilization magnify and expression of ages atmosphere.
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