Neptune sliding out of Pisces takes your delusions of grandeur with it.
So much public sculpture comes off as oversized and overblown – as plop art, with pretensions to grandeur and greatness.
There was I.F. Stone who, forced to strike out on his own, proved the grandeur of the first amendment.
c.1500, "loftiness, height," from Middle French grandeur "grandness, greatness," Old French grandor (12c.), from grand "great" (see grand (adj.)). Extended sense of "majesty, stateliness" is first recorded 1660s.