monument


monument
01. There is a big [monument] in the park dedicated to the men who lost their lives in the Great War.
02. The townspeople built a [monument] to the memory of the soldiers who died helping to liberate their country during the war.
03. His writings will always remain as a [monument] to his genius.
04. The conference was a [monumental] success and is now being regarded as the standard that all future conferences will be compared to.
05. Quitting my job to go travelling around Asia was a [monumentally] brilliant idea, the best thing I've ever done.
06. We took the underground to Trafalgar Square to see Nelson's [Monument].
07. The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national [monuments] in the U.S.
08. On December 31, 1900, winds on England's Salisbury Plain were so strong that they blew over one of the ancient [monumental] stones at Stonehenge.
09. Much of England and Northern Europe is dotted with stone rings and [monuments].
10. I think that you're a [monumental] idiot for breaking up with Brenda. She's a wonderful girl.
11. In 1982, two 250-foot walls of polished black granite were erected in Washington, D.C. as a [monument] to the more than 58,000 U.S. men and women who were killed or missing in the Vietnam War.
12. The pyramid represents the most [monumental] expression of the power of the Egyptian Pharaoh.
13. Single, freestanding colossal columns were used as commemorative [monuments] in the Roman Empire from the Hellenistic period onwards.
14. The first known [monumental] temples were built in Mesopotamia around 4000 B.C.
15. Parts of the Berlin Wall have been left standing as historic [monuments] to a dark era in our history.
16. Editing the books has been a [monumental] task.
17. In the 1670s, a noble column was erected on Fish Street Hill, London as a [monument] to commemorate the Great Fire of 1666, which broke out a short distance from there.
18. The company specializes in high quality granite products including statues, headstones and various [monuments].
19. Henry Grunwald once said that home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and [monuments] and shops that constitute one's first universe.
20. William James once claimed that religion is a [monumental] chapter in the history of human egotism.

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