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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsplendoursplen‧dour British English, splendor American English /ˈsplendə $ -ər/ noun  1 [uncountable]BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKING impressive beauty, especially of a large building or large placesplendour of We marvelled at the splendour of the scenery. The palace has now been restored to its original splendour.2 splendours
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splendourEven in ruin the Colosseum is a magnificent edifice of great structural interest and aesthetic splendour.Ruth clung to him as her wide eyes drank in the nightmare splendour of the illuminated stalagmites and stalactites.This was the last time that the age-old splendour of Abyssinia was to be on view.Inside, the palace's splendour made Ranulf catch his breath.Even through the thickness of his uniform Jack could feel the soft splendour of Polly's body against his.These exclusive pictures show the splendour of Sir Banyi Yas island in the Gulf.
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