For all the sublimely horrible things that undoubtedly happened, though, they were more than balanced out by the good things.
Fried chicken is sublimely delicious when done right, and even when it's done wrong, it's not bad.
You were utterly, sublimely defenseless against the laughter.
Solemnly, sublimely the pious tones of the glorious composition floated upwards through the silent air.
“No one would see us here,” said she, sublimely irrelevant, as usual.
We halted a short time to view this wonder of nature, and to adore that God who had formed a world so sublimely grand.
And heroic, sublimely heroic, may be the Christianity of the battlefield.
Though my husband, sublimely generous, may forget all, I shall not forget.
How valiently they fought, how serenely and sublimely they died.
You fetch heaps of money across the sea, and then turn up your sublimely snuffing noses as if it stinks.
1580s, "expressing lofty ideas in an elevated manner," from Middle French sublime, from Latin sublimis "uplifted, high, lofty," possibly originally "sloping up to the lintel," from sub "up to" + limen "lintel."
The sublime (n.) "the sublime part of anything" is from 1670s. Sublime Porte, former title of the Ottoman government, is from French la Sublime Porte, literally "the high gate," a loan-translation of Arabic Bab 'Ali, title of the Ottoman court at Constantinople (cf. mikado).