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magnificence


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Magnificence  \Mag*nif"i*cence\,  n.  [F.  magnificence,  L. 
  magnificentia  See  {Magnific}.] 
  The  act  of  doing  what  magnificent;  the  state  or  quality  of 
  being  magnificent.  --Acts  xix.  27.  ``Then  cometh 
  magnificence.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  And  for  the  heaven's  wide  circuit,  let  it  speak  The 
  Maker's  high  magnificence,  who  built  so  spacious. 
  --Milton. 
 
  The  noblest  monuments  of  Roman  magnificence.  --Eustace. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  magnificence 
  n  1:  splendid  or  imposing  in  size  or  appearance;  "the  grandness 
  of  the  architecture"  [syn:  {impressiveness},  {grandness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  magnificent  or  splendid  or  grand  [syn: 
  {brilliance},  {splendor},  {splendour},  {grandeur},  {grandness}] 




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