“America the Beautiful”
An American patriotic hymn from the nineteenth century. It begins, “O beautiful for spacious skies.”
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What’s the Most Beautiful Word in English?If someone asked you to name the most beautiful word or phrase in English, how would you choose? Would it be based on the meaning of the word? How it sounds? How it’s spelled? There are some words, like “love,” “comely,” or “demure,” that seem like solid contenders. But the compound word that some believe to be the most inherently beautiful will likely come as …
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