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adjective august, capacious, compendious, comprehensive, dignified, distinguished, elegant, elevated, eminent, exalted, excellent, famous, first-rate, glorious, good, grandiose, great, illustrious, imperial, important, leading, lofty, magnificent, majestic, mighty, noble, palatial, paramount, pompous, preeminent, princely, prodigious, prominent, proud, renowned, splendid, stately, stellar, sublime, superb, superior, supreme, very magisterial, wide-reaching
See also: elegant, enormous, illustrious, important, momentous, orgulous, paramount, prodigious, proud, stellar

GRAND. An epithet frequently used to denote that the thing. to which it is joined is of more importance and dignity, than other things of the same name; as, grand assize, a writ in a real action to determine the right of property in land; grand cape, a writ used in England, on a plea of land, when the tenant makes default in appearance at the day given for the king to take the land into his hands; grand days, among the English lawyers, are those days in term which are solemnly kept in the inns of court and chancery, namely, Candlemas day, in Hilary term; Ascension day, in Easter term; and All Saint's day, in Michaelmas term; which days are dies non juridici. Grand distress is the name of a writ so called because of its extent, namely, to all. the goods and chattels of the party distrained within the county; this writ is believed to be peculiar to England. Grand Jury. (q. v.) Grand serjeantry, the name of an ancient English military tenure.

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In keeping with the grandness of the World Cruise, on this 19-day segment dozens of special interest guest lecturers will add insights on India and Africa, including Ambassador Tony Leon, who was a member of Parliament in South Africa recognized by President Nelson Mandela for his dynamism and political analysis.
I feel that through the larger works, this essence of human existence, its grandness and its frailty, can be better expressed through scale,' he explains.
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Prelude at Gateshead Old Town Hall BUILT between 1868 and 1870, this pile of Victorian grandness has led a charmed life, like so much that has survived from that era.
But there is enough luxury and understated grandness inside Slayley Hall to keep the visitor entertained.
Finally, near the end of it all, we will drag some magnificent conifer indoors and think its grandness complete only when we have topped the whole with an angel the likes of whom none of us has ever seen.
In Gerrard's work, the decay of the bunkerlike architecture is evident, suggesting (perhaps) that the ideology it represents is mismatched to this environment; at other times the structure achieves a kind of grandness, as though it were a large ship plowing through an empty ocean.
The Gothic grandness of Intervention opened the encore, before Win prepared us to go into battle and into the freezing night with Scottish war song Wake Up.
NL: No, I don't care about the illusion side of it or the spectacle and the grandness of it--principally because it feels unnatural and uncomfortable.
to the author, filled with 'the grandness of their emotions that are yearning towards the epic'.
Cllr Louise Bal dock, who represents Kensington and Fairfield, said: "News ham Park has been neglected and needs to be brought back to its former grandness.