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Definition of Grandioseness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Grandioseness
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1. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1888)
"—His prodigality and cruelty.—Loss of his sister Drusilla.—His mind unsettled. —His logical idea of the sovereign rule. —grandioseness of his conceptions. ..."
2. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (1887)
"What a marvel is such a city ! it is a strange thing that this grandioseness and this burlesque, should be amicable neighbors, that all this majesty should ..."
3. Main Currents of Spanish Literature by Jeremiah Denis Matthias Ford (1919)
"... rhetoric of the work of Andrade, it is marked by grandioseness of conception and it is not the least successful treatment of the ancient legend. ..."
4. The Musical World (1882)
"... part of the work a composer of grandiose proclivities struggling with a subject which, if treated with no more than grandioseness, is almost burlesqued. ..."