impressiveness, grandness, magnificence, richness(noun)
splendid or imposing in size or appearance
"the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
magnificence, brilliance, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandness(noun)
the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
"for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products"
grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor
The act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.
the act of doing what magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent
Origin: [F. magnificence, L. magnificentia. See Magnific.]
Magnificence is a 1973 play by English playwright Howard Brenton. It has two plotlines. Firstly, five far-left revolutionaries squat an unoccupied house in London. Secondly, a Conservative cabinet MP loses faith in himself. The two plotlines converge in the final scene, where Jed accidentally kills both himself and the MP with plastic explosive. The published text of the play takes as its epigraph lines from Brecht's Die Maßnahme: Sink into the mire Embrace the butcher But change the world.
The numerical value of magnificence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of magnificence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.
See the light of beauty and love. See the magnificence of life. Enjoy the charm and mystery of creation. Enjoy the little beauties around you. Appreciate every little thing, every little love, and the blue sky above you.
Look at the magnificence of love, at this heavenly dusk, wind is singing the song of joy, the sun is kissing the ocean. Saying goodbye for the night, promising to wake her up at the dawn of life, with the touch of his warmth and light.
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.
The first time I encountered it, I was blown away by the magnificence of the spectacle. One time a lady kind of berated me about the fact that I said it was going to be ‘life changing.’ She didn’t think it could ever be that impressive, after spending some time out there, she came back and apologized. She’s now been a volunteer with us every year for the past 12 years.
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