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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grandness splendid or imposing in size or appearance "the grandness of the architecture","impressed by the richness of the flora"
    • n grandness 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"
    • n grandness unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    • n grandness a prominent status "a person of importance"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman the Funeral Stele of The Tomb Of Amten, The 'grand Huntsman
Un grand blessé Un grand blessé
Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place Church of the Recollets and la Grande Place
The Grand Dauphin——505 The Grand Dauphin——505
And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand And then wasn't Little Black Sambo grand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Abdul Kassam Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. Four hundred camels carried the 117,000 volumes
    • n Grandness Grandeur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average number of pillowcases washed a day at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas is 15,000
    • n grandness The quality of being grand; greatness; grandeur; magnificence.
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  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.”
  • General Robert E. Woods
    General Robert E. Woods
    “Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful.”
  • Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    Charlotte Saunders Cushman
    “No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character in a child.”
  • Gore Vidal
    “Never have children, only grand children.”
  • Terence
    “What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.”


In literature:

Grand Street, at the eastern end, had many private dwellings.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Miss Arabella made beautiful pillow lace, and sometimes the grand ladies came in carriages and paid her ever so much money for it.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
We reached Monte Carlo in time for the grand concert at two o'clock.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Kublai is the sixth grand khan, and began his reign as grand khan in the year 1246, and commenced his reign as Emperor of China in 1280.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
He was asking the way to a place called Grande Pointe.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Grand Protectress it is.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
This was the grand error of the regent, and which Law did not attempt to dispel.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Grand romantic Opera in four acts by GIUSEPPE VERDI.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Grands Voyages, Americae, part IV., plate XXII.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
What has caused this grand spreading of canvas, and commingling of queer craft?
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
And while the arts were less grand than before, they did not fall into decline for some years, though they took on new features.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
But America was gradually edging up to the time of grand opera.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
The "Young Irelands" gave a grand cheer, and passed in brave array, singing with the Y.M.C.A.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But will he wear his crown in the procession, or only keep it for the grand ball.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
There were the Pantheon and St. Sulpice, grand and beautiful, erected piously from the proceeds of lotteries.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
By night and by day the grand music of nature was heard in perfection at Darrell Court.
"Love Works Wonders" by Charlotte M. Brame
To-night there is to be another grand dinner and dance, in honor of Washington's Birthday.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The scene from the summit of the Little Scheideck was exceedingly grand.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
It was a grand pageant, the long column of bayonets and high-waving flags.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Mr Vaughan had committed a grand error in causing the presentation to take place in the grand hall.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

While the flames were madly roaring,
With a courage grand and high,
Forth he rushed unto our rescue,
Strong to suffer, brave to die.
"Our Hero" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Fighting and shining along,
All for the show of the thing!
Any puppet will mimic the grand and strong
If you pull the proper string!
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
How sweet and clear, how soft and low
Those vesper orisons are sung,
In Rome's grand speech of long ago,
Forever old, forever young!
"Acqua Fredda" by John Lawson Stoddard
My list of beautiful things,
None were ever so sublimely grand,
To her I give my heart and hand,
And all the wealth my labor brings.
"My List Of Beautiful Things" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Now throughout all the Magyar land
There's none other half so high,
So massive built, so strong and grand;--
It reaches the very sky.
"Betzko" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
One could be sure of something then
Severely simple, simply grand,
Or keenly, subtly sweet, as when
Venus and Love went hand in hand.
"Written On A Fly-Leaf Of The Thocritus" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

The Grand Committee's chairman Mia-Petra Kumpula, left, welcomes European Union President Belgian Herman Van Rompuy, right, as he arrives to The Grand Committee at the Parliament house in Helsinki, Finland, Friday Oct 12, 2012.
A 'Grand Bargain' on the Fiscal Cliff Could Be a Grand Betrayal The Nation.
GRAND JUNCTION, colo.- The Grand Junction Rockies (19-16) came from behind to defeat the Billings Mustangs (18-17), 4-3 Tuesday night at Suplizio Field, thanks to a two-run home run by first baseman Ben Waldrip.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) Eight words put Grand Junction into the spotlight.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Mesa Sounty judge has halted the burial plans of Tyler and William Jensen, the young brothers left in a car on the Grand Mesa.
John Gonzalez samples the Grand Rapids Mud flavor at the new Kilwins located in downtown Grand Rapids.
Catherine Julia Heinz, 87, of La Grande, formerly of Burns, died at the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande on Friday, Nov 23.
The group will meet at 1 pm Dec 14 at Marland's Grand Home, 1000 East Grand.
Check out inside of Grand Valley State University's new $40 million business center in Grand Rapids.
The Boca Grande Child Care Center's annual fundraiser, held at the Boca Grande Club, was a successful evening of food and auctions.
Both the Clément 6 Year Old Grande Réserve Très Vieux and the Clément 10 Year Old Grande Réserve Très Vieux are true representations of Rhum Clément 's commitment to excellence for the past 125 years.
As part of our Grand Goo Goo Friday event where you can win tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch show at Grand Casino Mille Lacs- we're sharing our favorite Goo Goo Dolls songs with you.
The daughter of the late President Gerald Ford will speak at Grand Valley State University's graduation ceremonies in Grand Rapids.
Grand Valley State's board OKs spending $1.2 million to buy 7 properties in Grand Rapids .
Rio Grande Valley famers in New Mexico has filed suit against the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy Water District.

In science:

In the grand canonical ensemble it has exactly the same limiting behavior of the maximal energy of a particle.
Fluctuation of maximal particle energy of quantum ideal gas and random partitions
There are other grand unified models, such as SO(10), where the axion appears naturally .
A Simple Model for Quintessential Inflation
Although one can prove the large deviation result for the empirical eigenvalue density of aP (N ) + bQ(N ) (also P (N )Q(N ) + Q(N )P (N )) based on the joint eigenvalue distributions given in Corollary 1.3, our stress is that this is just a particular case of grand Theorem 4.1 (or Theorem 3.2).
Large deviations for functions of two random projection matrices
In fact, in the grand canonical ensemble the typical value of the number of Poisson points is O(√N ) apart from N .
One-dimensional stochastic growth and Gaussian ensembles of random matrices
An example of such inversion relation in a “grand-canonical” ensemble, i.e. for arbitrarily many dimers, may be found in Refs.[9,11].
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
The result of is rather in a not good agreement with both the theoretical value and a grand average over the other data.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
QED computation uncertainty is about 2 ppm, • the measurement uncertainty of the grand average value is 3 ppm, • while the uncertainty due to the proton size is about 10 ppm.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
KASCADE-Grande can be obtained by including the data of the radio antennas.
Combined LOPES and KASCADE-Grande Data Analysis
Here we report results from an analysis performed by correlating the radio signals measured by LOPES-10 with EAS events reconstructed by KASCADE-Grande with remote cores included7 .
Combined LOPES and KASCADE-Grande Data Analysis
The shower reconstruction using information from the Grande array is required for shower cores outside KASCADE.
Combined LOPES and KASCADE-Grande Data Analysis
So, a so-called ’optimised’ beamforming is performed, which searches for a maximum coherence by varying the core and the direction around the values provided by the Grande reconstruction.
Combined LOPES and KASCADE-Grande Data Analysis
Shower parameters from the Grande reconstruction and after maximized radio coherence for an example event (geomagnetic angle α = 57.9◦ , lg(E/eV)= 17.73).
Combined LOPES and KASCADE-Grande Data Analysis
The key change with respect to the grand canonical ensemble is that the probability distribution of the field is no longer Gaussian, showing that the proposed physical system opens a new class of problems.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
Solid line: result for ¯ρv in the grand canonical ensemble.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
Many scenarios of new physics, such as technicolour, \Little Higgs" models , and grand unifled theories, predict new particles that decay to two jets.
The CMS High Level Trigger