desolate grandeur

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  • Every moment added to the desolate grandeur of the scene. Cited from Station Amusements, by Lady Barker
  • Quite out of harmony with the still dignity of the day and the scenes of desolate grandeur about was the mind within me. Cited from Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador, Mrs. Hubbard
  • When the last houses were out of sight, solitude added to the desolate grandeur of the scenery. Cited from Wanderings by Southern Waters, Eastern Aquitaine, Edward Harrison Barker
  • But neither hunger nor perplexities could shut out the impress of the desolate grandeur of our surroundings. Cited from Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador, Mrs. Hubbard
  • It was renunciation, accepted, resolved upon amidst all the desolate grandeur attaching to those lives which are led contrary to nature's law. Cited from Three Cities Trilogy, Complete, by Emile Zola
  • A wild and desolate grandeur had succeeded it. Cited from The Tidal Wave and Other Stories, by Ethel May Dell
  • Both render, with perhaps equal power, though in characteristically different ways, the impression of the austere and desolate grandeur of the mountain scenery. Cited from A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century, by Beers
  • Looking from the coach windows out upon the quiet, desolate grandeur of her surroundings, poor Beverly began to appreciate how abjectly helpless and alone she was. Cited from Beverly of Graustark, George Barr McCutcheon
  • And there remained to him only the consoling pride of that accepted and desired suicide, with the desolate grandeur that attaches to lives which are beyond the pale of nature. Cited from Three Cities Trilogy, Complete, by Emile Zola
  • His pictures are more condensed than those of Spenser, although less so than those of Dante, and are often startling in their power, and deep, desolate grandeur. Cited from Less-known British Poets, Vol. 1, by Gilfillan
  • An old man sitting by his fire may have all the desolate grandeur of Lear or Pere Goriot, but if he comes into literature he must do something besides sit by the fire. Cited from The Defendant, by G.K. Chesterton
  • Normally the scene -- the desolate grandeur of it -- would have intoxicated Roy. Cited from Far to Seek, by Maud Diver
  • In this wise he ended by calming himself, still upright, still bearing his head erect, with the desolate grandeur of the priest who himself no longer believes, but continues watching over the faith of others. Cited from Three Cities Trilogy, Complete, by Emile Zola
  • Barren almost to their base, not a vestige of vegetation to be seen anywhere on their tops or sides, they presented a scene of desolate grandeur, standing out against the blue sky like a grim barrier placed there to guard the land beyond. Cited from The Lure of the Labrador Wild, by Dillon Wallace
  • It was over so quickly I scarcely saw it all; my memory now is of a clear sky, a deck almost deserted, its brass work glowing in the sun, the white sails above bellowing out to the pressure of a strong wind, and the blue sea, crested with white, stretching about us in desolate grandeur. Cited from Wolves of the Sea, by Randall Parrish
  • It is a magnificent view from the heights and for wild desolate grandeur would take some beating; the Western Mountains and the great dome of Mount Discovery across the black strait of water, covered with dark frost smoke, and here and there an iceberg driving fast towards the sea. Cited from Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Nothing can be imagined more awe-striking than their appearance: their weird shapes, their gloomy ravines, their fearful precipices, beetling over the sea many thousand feet, their crags, peaks, chasms and desolate grandeur produce a panorama of unsurpassed magnificence. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873., by Various