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Grand

In the United States, a slang term for multiples of $1,000. The term "big ones" is also used. For example, "10 grand" and "10 big ones" both mean $10,000.
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He gave (thanks to his wife) six of the grandest dinners, and two of the most crowded balls of the season.
There she stood revealed in her grandest velvet, her richest jewelry, her finest lace--with no one to entertain at the dinner-table but the ordinary members of the circle at Mablethorpe House.
It's the greatest and grandest verse in the Bible--or in any literature--and the TRUEST, if there are comparative degrees of trueness.
The basalt is only lava, which has flowed beneath the sea but the eruptions must have been on the grandest scale.
They rendered the whole nation familiar for centuries with one of the grandest and most varied of all collections of books, which was adopted with ardent patriotic enthusiasm as one of the chief national possessions, and which has served as an unfailing storehouse of poetic and dramatic allusions for all later writers.
The trees had not been cut or trimmed, each one preserved the magnificent palm-branch shape that makes the Lombard poplar one of the grandest of trees; there they stood, a natural monument which a man might well be proud of having reared.
Next to us the grandest laws are continually being executed.
Universal history, the poets, the romancers, do not in their stateliest pictures, --in the sacerdotal, the imperial palaces, in the triumphs of will or of genius,--anywhere lose our ear, anywhere make us feel that we intrude, that this is for better men; but rather is it true that in their grandest strokes we feel most at home.
Only in the dance do I know how to speak the parable of the highest things:--and now hath my grandest parable remained unspoken in my limbs!
She had a fine carriage and fine horses and sat at the head of a table loaded with the grandest plate.
THE world's top travel bible has dubbed the Midlands manor where Kanye West and Kim Kardashian honeymooned as the grandest hotel in the country.
MILLIONS of people flocked to the Tour de France in Yorkshire making it the grandest of Grand Departs.