In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(noble, pure)(thought/music/beauty) sublime
- Fittingly, then, panic for theoreticians is not strictly a sublime emotion.
- And given the opportunity for sublime spectacle, shipwreck was a main-stay of visual culture.
- Smith tackles these deeper traits with sublime confidence, bolstered by the similarities between his personality and Ali's.
- They are pictorially beautiful, but I think they lacked the sense of the sublime grandeur that they were supposed to evoke.
- Why combine sublime knowledge with utter inexperience?
- The sublime transformed itself into feminine agency, the ability to occupy a space in an active way so as not to be utterly overwhelmed by the sublime effect of nature.
- These higher, most truly profound realms of sublime human emotional experience are closed to the monkey.
- Yet this last, the cultivation of sublime indifference, may not be the easiest but the toughest way of all into the snob-free zone.
- And a figure like Joseph Chamberlain had sublime confidence, as had Disraeli before him, that the people could be ‘managed’.
- Westminster station, one of the most dramatic on the Jubilee Line, is sublime in the proper sense of the word: awesome in both experience and execution.
- Utzon is, of all the great modern architects, the least afraid to admit a sense of the sublime into his architecture.
- The resulting images are appropriately sublime, in the strict sense of the term: they inspire feelings of awe mixed with terror.
- The distanced position of the spectator obviates the emotional experience of the sublime.
- Her demeanor was sublime to behold in the torchlight that glowed upon her.
- The nutmeg as Mills tried to shield the ball at the corner flag was a sublime example of justified arrogance.
- Part of their power is their ability to evoke the sublime for their visitors by affirming a sense of patriotism and awe in the majesty of a building so grand and permanent in the landscape.
- He said it inspired a sense of the sublime - the massive, overpowering effect of awe demanded by something bigger and stronger than we are.
- So, the principle of the sublime depends upon, like Jeanne d' Arc, the sense of a lack of fear of immortality.
- There is a sublime sense of entitlement around these three young women.
- Only in the metropolis can human culture and knowledge reach its bizarre, sublime peaks; only there can 10,000 strangers come together in a city square to hear music.
- This simple plot is developed masterfully through a narrative technique which employs a series of vignettes giving an appropriately hazy yet sublime sense of situation and setting.
- When we relate this reverence to our experience of the sublime, we have a sense, however fleeting, of the transcendental.
- Echoing Cole's sense of the sublime, geologists saw the landscape as a dynamic expression of inhuman forces operating over vast stretches of time.
- Golden light flooding up the valley creates the sense of the sublime so often invoked by Bierstadt.
- We used to introduce heroic figures with sublime intentions to Chinese youth as role models, but the extra-grandeur of the figures was too much for them to believe.
- While Turner was a complex and eclectic artist, much of his work is suffused with a Romantic sense of nature's sublime power and wonder.
- They may not all image it directly, but a sense of space and the sublime seems to find its way into the visual art on some level.
- With his hauteur and chequered disciplinary record, as well as his sublime talent, he dominated the emerging celebrity culture of English football.
- It is, however, perceived as pure and religious, mythical and, in a banal sense, sublime.
- And hearing it played on the radio by the finest exponents remains a sublime experience for thousands.
1.2(excellent, wonderful)(performance/acting) sensacional(performance/acting) magnífico
- They are creations of sublime visual beauty and sensuality; dreamlike chiaroscuro and stifling decorative excess form the backdrop for melodrama pervaded by a diffuse sexuality.
- I have heard and reviewed many great performances of this sublime work but this must take the cake for emotional intensity.
- In the ensuing furore, the arguments put forward on both sides have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- From the sublime to the ridiculous and truly perplexing I thought I'd share them with you.
- The sublime (as distinct from the merely pleasurable) is not primarily a matter of reflection and comparison.
- This valley of hellish heat and human misery is also a place of stark, sublime beauty.
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- In each religion we discover the interweaving of the sublime and the ridiculous, the liberatory and the oppressive, the radical and the conventional.
- This is an unashamedly bombastic work but one cannot help being moved by the grandeur and sublime beauty of the piece.
- His final album is a masterpiece of raw emotions, sublime melodies, and achingly beautiful lyrics.
- It touches everything from the sublime to the ridiculous.
- The sublime jostled with the ridiculous for attention as Edmonton's Thespians donned their finest plumage to dazzle, bewilder and delight.
- Relying on his emotions as a stimulus, Lepe's work is both sublime and intuitive.
- He dropped one scoring pass and shortly after the full-back went from the sublime to the ridiculous in a matter of minutes.
- The country boasts a sublime natural beauty, with the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and a patchwork coastal strip of brilliant green rice paddies.
- Where can one who rejects the alternative of the sublime horror or the ridiculous degradation seek the image of a man with a reason to fight for a this-worldly ideal?
- Themes varied from the sublime to the ridiculous but citizens supported it in force.
- The sublime beauty of it all, Mann tells us, is ‘too much, too blest for sinful mortals’.
- When Beethoven is out of fashion, that is because people are afraid of drama and of sublime emotions.
- The park also presents a curious mix of the sublime and ridiculous, and sometimes, quite bizarre, so you really do need a receptive mind.
2(utter)(contempt/indifference) supremo(indifference/contempt) absolutosublime ignorance — ignorancia supina femenino
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