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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgloriousglo‧ri‧ous /ˈɡlɔːriəs/ ●●○ adjective  1 GOOD/EXCELLENThaving or deserving great fame, praise, and honour a truly glorious future a glorious victorysee thesaurus at good2 BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGvery beautiful or impressive glorious views of the coast a glorious red sky3 HOTglorious weather is sunny and hot glorious sunshineRegisterIn everyday English, people usually say great rather than glorious:He’s got a great future ahead of him.The house has great views.The weather’s been great.4 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingextremely enjoyable syn wonderful We had a glorious afternoon of sailing.gloriously adverb
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gloriousBellerophon was master of the glorious creature.It was a glorious day!We spent six glorious days in Acapulco.I let the glorious dinner evolve, picturing it in complete detail, until I could smell every taste.The glorious expedition had degenerated into a humiliating disaster.glorious fall colorsA glorious fragrance filled the room.Resorts that are glorious in mid-summer can be bleak and damp in winter as well as pretty dull when the tourist season is over.The village faces west to a distant horizon formed by Skye and the Torridon mountains, a glorious prospect.Last night had been a glorious voyage of discovery to a new land, revealing wonders never dreamt of.glorious viewsThere is a handsome stable block, a huge walled garden and 63 acres with glorious views.The house was built in the 1930s and faces south with glorious views of Dartmoor, shared by all the principal bedrooms.From the bedrooms there are glorious views of the Wetterstein mountains and the Zugspitze.The glorious views to and from the building remain, and their grounds, though overgrown, can quickly be restored.
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