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50 Day Question Challenge 2018 - Day 40

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40. How do you define beauty?
Whether it is a human, animal or place, I would refer to the literary meaning of 'sublime', as defined by Longinus as '"excellence in language," the "expression of a great spirit" and the power to provoke "ecstasy."' As beautiful and as terrifying as a mountain, for instance.  Or in the face of fire. I saw a box jellyfish once - freakishly beautiful, but deadly.  Human beauty is subjective, though.  It is not in good looks alone (though I think a lot of the human race will tend to distill and categorise their idea of human beauty).  It is a group of characteristics that are fleetingly glimpsed.
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