Definitions for splendour
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luster, lustre, brilliancy, splendor, splendournoun
a quality that outshines the usual
magnificence, brilliance, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandnessnoun
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: splendeur, French; splendor, Latin.
Splendour hath a degree of whiteness, especially if there be a little repercussion; for a looking-glass, with the steel behind, looketh whiter than glass simple. Francis Bacon, Natural History.
The dignity of gold above silver is not much; the splendour is alike, and more pleasing to some eyes, as in cloth of silver. Francis Bacon, Phys. Remarks.
The first symptoms are a chilness, a certain splendour or shining in the eyes, with a little moisture. Arbuthnot.
Romulus, being to give laws to his new Romans, found no better way to procure an esteem and reverence to them, than by first procuring it to himself by splendour of habit and retinue. Robert South, Sermons.
’Tis use alone that sanctifies expence,
And splendour borrows all her rays from sense. Alexander Pope.
Splendour is the quality of being magnificent, grand, or brilliant; impressive beauty or great elegance. It can also refer to brilliant or showy display or an instance of magnificent appearance or grandeur.
The numerical value of splendour in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of splendour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
The man of affluence is not in fact more happy than the possessor of a bare competency, unless, in addition to his wealth, the end of his life be fortunate. We often see misery dwelling in the midst of splendour, whilst real happiness is found in humbler stations.
What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.
What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;Grief not, rather find, Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.
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