The great


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The great the eminent, distinguished, or powerful.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble Plan of the Villa Of a Great Egyptian Noble
the House of a Great Egyptian Lord the House of a Great Egyptian Lord
The Great Conde——348 The Great Conde——348
The Great Mademoiselle——373 The Great Mademoiselle——373
Mimbar of the Great Mosque at Damascus Mimbar of the Great Mosque at Damascus
Led Them up the Great Staircase--1-12-028 Led Them up the Great Staircase--1-12-028

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Great White Shark can grow to be more than twenty feet long and can weigh approximately 4,000 pounds
    • The great people of rank
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.”
  • Horace
    “How great, my friends, is the virtue of living upon a little!”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.”
  • Sydney Smith
    “To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “Mind is the great lever of all things.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. greát; Dut. groot, Ger. gross; perh. allied to grand, gross, grow.


In literature:

What was the result of the great voyage of the Cabots?
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
So first she tasted the porridge of the Great, Huge Bear, and that was too hot for her; and she said a bad word about that.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
In this great contest Alexander the Great took part.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
And then all the nobles and the kings and the great men in the land gathered about the cathedral and tried one after one to draw the sword.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
I allowed a party of priests to be shown the great hall yesterday .
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
May the great God comfort you!
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
The picture that Heno had drawn of the great forest and the great hunt was most alluring.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Formerly the great ring welded into the hole for it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They stopped in front of the great altar.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Then the great southern reaction began to slacken, as the great northern movement had slackened before.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The necessity of this is the great burden of all their arguments in its behalf.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The great body of men moved like the wheels of a great clock.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
The Fighting Animal and the Great Society.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
She assumed her most princess-like manner, and entered the great throne room.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The great family of the Minamoto was now supreme, all its rivals being destroyed.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Only good fortune saved the life of the great navigator.
"The Story of Our Country"
I endeavored to persuade my son that there are times when our own wills and thoughts are of no avail against the great current of Fate.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
We left the next morning, and our road now lay through the great grass plains.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
The great mysterious Destiny alone can educate him.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
She had no idea of the great size of the palace, but was soon to find it out.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

But not in Egypt's land alone
Sleeps the great desert; everywhere
Where gladness lived that now is done,
Behold a desert of despair!
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields
Trill, happy bird, for ever trill,
For I have learned to bless
The great grey shades whose thwarted will
Turned earth to heaven; and I am still
A dweller in the wilderness.
"The Faun" by John Le Gay Brereton
He can look to the light,
He can keep his thoughts white,
He can fight the great fight,
He can do with his might
What is good in God’s sight;-
Those are truly great things he can do.
"What Can a Little Chap Do?" by John Oxenham
Great wife of his great heart--'tis yours to mourn,
Son well-beloved, 'tis yours, who loved him so:
But we!--hath death one perfect page out-torn
From the great song whereby alone we know
"Alfred Tennyson" by Richard Le Gallienne
But when that moan had past for evermore,
The stillness of the dead world's winter dawn
Amazed him, and he groaned, 'The King is gone.'
And therewithal came on him the weird rhyme,
'From the great deep to the great deep he goes.'
"The Passing Of Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
But when that moan had past for evermore,
The stillness of the dead world's winter dawn
Amazed him, and he groan'd, ``The King is gone.''
And therewithal came on him the weird rhyme,
"From the great deep to the great deep he goes."
"Idylls of the King: The Passing of Arthur (excerpt)" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

Last week Wheaton College, an evangelical school in the great state of Illinois, let it be known that they were joining the Catholic University of America in a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the contraception mandate.
The annual Cheddar Cheese Festival is from 10 am to 5 pm in the village of Adams, home to the Great Lakes Cheese Co.
After years of struggle from the Great Recession, Maui's construction industry is making a great comeback, at least with big projects, economist Leroy Laney said Friday.
Federal officials say they'll turn up the power on an electrical barrier designed to keep the invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Cross-country skiing : great exercise in the great outdoors of the Ad'ks.
Research by historian David Murrah found that the Cactus optimistically opened as a movie house in the waning days of the Great Depression.
I never get a great chance to meet and talk to some of the officials who work games in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
In the new movie, The Runaways, Dakota Fanning plays the great Cherie Currie , lead vocalist for the iconic '70s rock band of the same name.
Sean Baker's performance of Colonel Race—one of Christie's minor sleuths, probably best-known for his supporting role in the Hercule Poirot tale Death on the Nile—is reminiscent of the great Clive Merrison's rendition of Sherlock Holmes.
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, MI — They are the great women of the Great Lakes Bay Region.
The great-great grandson of the legendary town philanthropist, that's who.
The parallels between the Great Recession we're suffering through now and the Great Depression pre WWII are rather closer than many seem to think.
The Great Recession and the Great Depression are the fallout of the exact same economic phenomenon and are only different in a few (minor) respects.
"The Great Depression vs The Great Recession".
A new $9 million University of Michigan Great Lakes research and education center will guide efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes , the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.

In science:

One more open problem is connected with the great number of the generalized coordinates and momenta involved in the approach discussed.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
As it is contradicted by all the great theoretical and experimental achievements of quantum theory it was not even listed.
Discrete-to-continuum transitions and mathematical generalizations in the classical harmonic oscillator
We aim to allow an easy and coherent access to the great range of other activities typical of the development of physics analysis and detector studies in HEP.
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
The biggest benefit lies in the great simplicity of the resulting theory.
Weak Omega Categories I
This is the protein folding problem, one of the great unsolved problems of science .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
However, it may be more important ask what the velocity field in the Great Attractor region is.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
We have at last that the great manifolds can be compressed to their cores and that all of them have isomorphic cohomology rings, which uniquely determines the signature of the manifolds.
The Signature of a Manifold
However, these experiments were never reproduced and that is not satisfactory because of the great importance of an accurate value of µp/µe for QED tests and determination of fundamental constants.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
The great number of unknowns make the set of equations not self-consistent.
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk
Indeed, studies of infrared selected samples of distant galaxies in the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS; Giavalisco et al. 2004) find significant evidence of massive galaxy assembly at z ∼ 1 − 3 (Caputi et al. 2006; Papovich et al. 2006).
Spitzer Observations of the Prototypical Extremely Red Objects HR10 and LBDS53W091: Separating Dusty Starbursts from Old Elliptical Galaxies
It must be pointed out that the Hamiltonian in Eq.(11) involves the momentum P which has lead to the great simplification.
Generalized Heisenberg relation and Quantum Harmonic Oscillators
String theory builds on the great legacy of Yukawa and Tomonaga: New degrees of freedom and control of the UV are two important themes.
String Theory: Progress and Problems
However, the great advantage is that one can find an explicit invariant probability Q for the kernel T (i.e., such that Q T = Q), which is absolutely continuous with respect to P.
Random Walks in Random Environments
The great advantage of THINGS is that all galaxies have been observed, reduced, and analyzed in a homogeneous manner.
Dynamical Centers and Non-Circular Motions in THINGS Galaxies: Implications for Dark Matter Halos
It is this difference, in particular, that lies behind the great discrepancy between their first data point at ∼2 kpc and our relation.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS