magnum opus

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an outstanding and ingenious work

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a great work of art or literature

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The night veils without doubt a part of this glorious creation; but day comes to reveal to us this great work, which extends from earth even into the plains of the ether.
A great work, which deserved to remain unique, the last originality of architecture, the signature of a giant artist at the bottom of the colossal register of stone which was closed forever.
There followed almost immediately a feeling of content, for, where before his future at best seemed but a void, now it was filled with possibilities the contemplation of which brought him, if not happiness, at least a surcease of absolute grief, for before him lay a great work that would occupy his time.
The building of these great works and cities will give a starvation ration to millions of common laborers, for the enormous bulk of the surplus will compel an equally enormous expenditure, and the oligarchs will build for a thousand years--ay, for ten thousand years.
These great works will be the form their expenditure of the surplus will take, and in the same way that the ruling classes of Egypt of long ago expended the surplus they robbed from the people by the building of temples and pyramids.
The fires, whose lurid, sullen light had been visible for miles, blazed fiercely up, in the great works and factories of the town.
Did you ever see an artist effect great works with an unworthy tool?
Henceforward, you must have courtiers who know how to amuse you - madmen who will get themselves killed to carry out what you call your great works.
How are people manifesting their commitment to their own great work amid these global ecological threats, as well as cultural breakdowns, increased corporate economic hegemony, political paralysis, and the rise of intolerance and acts of violence?
A: Well, firstly it was very important for me when I made the choice to come here to carry on some of the great work of the predecessors before me.
And Great Work is much more than another 13 AI management guru spouting platitudes.
Sturt's insights come from The Great Work Study that includes an analysis of 1.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do'.
Speaking on the occasion, Mitali remembered legendry singer late Jagjit Singh for his great work.
The Brussels-based International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced that the government of Bahrain has done a great work in rehabilitating the workers dismissed following the unrest of 2011 and ensuring their labour rights within the law.