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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
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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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The grand old man of Spanish acting, Fernan-Gomez is associated with many of the experimental and dissident films made under Francisco Franco.
Beat The Clock was one of Bruce's early successes and I think everyone will agree the grand old man of mirth is still beating it today.
In the course of deploring the Anglocentricity of The Grove Book of Art Writing and the absence from the selection of so many leading American art writers, my friend Robert Storr ["British Evasion," January] sees me in a role that doesn't altogether correspond with the facts: "David Sylvester, the grand old man of English criticism and the authority figure around whom pivots this strange dance of old-school studio artists and new-media practitioners, weighs in with nine entries.
Trevor Dannatt writes a personal memoir of Denys Lasdun, the Grand Old Man of English architecture, who died last month.
SIR Walter Scott, the grand old man of Scottish literature, has had a trim.
Think of Ben Stevenson, an Englishman, as the new grand old man of American ballet, since he has now headed a company longer, it is believed, than any other current artistic director.
HARRY ORMSBY (below) the grand old man of Warwickshire bowls, has died at the age of 101.
WALTHER J JACOBS, the grand old man of German racing and breeding, has died at the age of 91.
Mencken, possibly the best stylist in the history of American journalism; Clarence Darrow, perhaps America's best-known defense attorney; Robert Ingersoll, that grand old man of freethought; and Gore Vidal, the best living American essayist.
Norman was a grand old man and typical of Newcastle supporters," said McIntyre.
It is being held to honor Danao's grand old man, the late Ramon 'Mano Amon' Durano Sr.
As the grand old man of the BJP, one who has outlasted his ideological buddy Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he probably feels he has underachieved and feels let down by his mates within the party.