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The Devil's Dictionary: Resplendent

by Ambrose Bierce
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RESPLENDENT

-adj.

Like a simple American citizen beduking himself in his lodge, or affirming his consequence in the Scheme of Things as an elemental unit of a parade.

The Knights of Dominion were so resplendent in their velvet- and-gold that their masters would hardly have known them.

"Chronicles of the Classes"

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