• WordNet 3.6
    • adj glorious having great beauty and splendor "a glorious spring morning","a glorious sunset","splendid costumes","a kind of splendiferous native simplicity"
    • adj glorious having or deserving or conferring glory "a long and glorious career","our glorious literature"
    • adj glorious characterized by grandeur "the brilliant court life at Versailles","a glorious work of art","magnificent cathedrals","the splendid coronation ceremony"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glorious Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious; vainglorious. "Most miserable
      Is the desire that's glorious ."
    • Glorious Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. "kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious ,
      O'er all the ills of life victorious."
      "During his office treason was no crime,
      The sons of Belial had a glorious time."
      "Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously .""I speak it not gloriously , nor out of affectation."
    • Glorious Exhibiting attributes, qualities, or acts that are worthy of or receive glory; noble; praiseworthy; excellent; splendid; illustrious; inspiring admiration; as, glorious deeds. "These are thy glorious works, Parent of good !"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glorious Full of glory; characterized by attributes, qualities, or achievements that are worthy of or receive glory; of exalted excellence or splendor; illustrious; resplendent.
    • glorious Full of boasting; boastful; vainglorious; haughty; ostentatious.
    • glorious Eager for, or striving after, glory or distinction.
    • glorious Recklessly jolly; hilarious; elated: generally applied to a tipsy person.
    • glorious Synonyms Preëminent, distinguished, famous, magnificent, grand, splendid, radiant, brilliant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Glorious noble, splendid: conferring renown:
    • adj Glorious (coll.) elated, tipsy
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  • Euripides
    “People that seem so glorious are all show; underneath they are like everyone else.”
  • Sophocles
    “To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.”
  • Alfred De Musset
    Alfred De Musset
    “How glorious it is -- and also how painful -- to be an exception.”
  • Joseph Stowell
    Joseph Stowell
    “God has marvelous ways of taking our worst tragedies and turning them into His most glorious triumphs.”
  • Thomas Traherne
    “To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves a glorious success.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. glorios, glorious, F. glorieux, fr. L. gloriosus,. See Glory (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. glorie—L. gloria (for cloria), akin to clarus, from root of L. cluēre, Gr. klu-ein, to be famed; Eng. loud.


In literature:

Oh, was it not fun, glorious fun, to go to Ardshiel and yet be close to mummy and daddy all the time?
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Coming up on deck we find the scene glorious.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
It was a glorious place for boys.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
I mean to have a glorious future.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
It is a vista of woodland scenery, glorious in the rays of the declining sun.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Great Hector's fellow was he erst, with Hector through the fight He thrust, by horn made glorious, made glorious by the spear.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
They were like glorious violets, as O'Connor had said, but they were not the eyes he had expected to see.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
But all things of heavenly origin, like the glorious sun, move westward; and Truth and Art have their periods of shining and of night.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
Oh what a union is ours, One with Him the I AM, what a happy, glorious lot.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
They dwelt in a fools' paradise for a long time, hoarding their glorious expectations.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

The majesty of Solomon,
How glorious to behold!
The servants waiting round his throne,
The ivory and the gold!
"Hymn 113" by Isaac Watts
O happy souls! O glorious state
Of overflowing grace!
To dwell so near their Father's seat,
And see his lovely face!
"Hymn 143" by Isaac Watts
Hosannah to his glorious name,
Who saves by diff'rent ways!
His mercies lay a sovereign claim
To our immortal praise.
"Hymn 132" by Isaac Watts
Q. How is he present to supply,
And to relieve us thus?
A. Because his glorious name is nigh,
Immanuel, God with us.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
Arise, my soul, my joyful powers,
And triumph in my God;
Awake, my voice, and loud proclaim
His glorious grace abroad.
"Hymn 82" by Isaac Watts
FATHER of light, we praise thee !
Thy Son is risen again.
Spirit of love, we praise thee!
He shares thy glorious reign.
"Easter Song" by Leo Alishan

In news:

Proceeding majestically from kitchen to table with a gloriously golden turkey practically bursting with stuffing on its platter is an iconic moment in everyone's Thanksgiving dinner dreams.
New Vancouver hotel is undeniably quiet and glorious.
We all learned in school about the Battle of New Orleans, the glorious American military victory in the War of 1812 that took place weeks after the war had been ended by treaty.
His last major choral/orchestral work, it is a glorious and beautiful piece for this Christmas season.
Insights parade before my eyes like handsome glorious things, and I'm reduced to waving at them in admiration.
My gloriously seared Cannuli Bros pork shank, waiting to be returned to the pot to be braised.
A New Windsor summer made glorious by William Shakespeare .
Judi Dench's wry , shy take on a glorious stage career.
There she is, glorious, isn't she.
The glorious creation that is the zipper .
The Chico State University Department of Music and Theatre is kicking off the holiday season with its annual "Glorious Sounds of the Season" concerts.
The short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
Philadelphia's Kalob Griffin Band whips up such a glorious, rootsy, foot-stomping good time on "June Found a Gun," you may ask yourself a question.
With a glorious past and an uncertain future, Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium is an aging athlete that may not take the field again, but its stories will forever play on in our memories.
But for now the unrealized potential lingers, like a ghost, inside a glorious wreck o.

In science:

Pooley (2004), ‘Minkowski spacetime: a glorious non-entity’, forthcoming in V.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
In fact by a glorious result of Hironaka, any singularity can be resolved into such a reduced variety with only normal crossings For lower dimensional cases corresponding to KXs = 0 ,the results are already known.
Degenaration of Calabi-Yau Manifold with W-P Metric
We really need a more basic understanding of what is happening and the best approach involves careful analysis and simulation of the glorious observations of supernova remnants shown here.
New Problems for a New Century
Experiment is a key driving force in making progress here; kaon decays have had a glorious history in elucidating this physics, and continue to serve as sensitive probes.
Rare Kaon Decays: Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo
This directly confirms the fact that there exists atleast one such discrete normal mode of oscillation of the N-ring system and it stands out in glorious fashion amongst the sea of continuum modes to represent a warp of the disc.
Low frequency m=1 normal mode oscillations of a self-gravitating disc