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01. Russia is a [vast] country, the largest in the world.
02. A [vast] number of cows had to be destroyed in Great Britain a few years ago when it was found that they were carrying a deadly virus.
03. England is [vastly] different from what I had imagined when I was in my country.
04. His [vast] experience in the field guarantees him a good job.
05. The [vastness] of the desert is impossible to imagine.
06. The Inuit hunters looked out over the [vast] tundra for signs of the caribou herd.
07. The two sides in the conflict gave [vastly] differing versions of the incident.
08. Richard Dehmel once observed that a little kindness from person to person is better than a [vast] love for all humankind.
09. Gifford Pinchot once stated that the [vast] possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
10. Dr. Dale Turner once remarked that to have tried to do something and failed is [vastly] better than to have tried to do nothing and succeeded.
11. In the [vast] majority of the world's languages, the word for "mother" begins with the letter M.
12. Studies show that the [vast] majority of smokers start their habit before the age of 19.
13. The Bahamas is a popular tourist destination which is famous for its [vast] sandy beaches.
14. Part of Spain's [vast] empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent country in 1821.
15. China has [vast] reserves of natural gas and oil.
16. Jonathon Marks once pointed out that the [vast] majority of ideas that most scientists have ever had have been wrong.
17. Different types of rock will normally erode at [vastly] different rates.

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  • vast — [ væst ] adjective ** extremely large: a vast empty plain a vast amount/number/quantity: Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day. a vast range/array: the vast array of computer games available in vast numbers/amounts: People flocked to the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vast — VAST, Ă, vaşti, te, adj. (Despre spaţii, terenuri, construcţii etc.) Care este foarte întins, care se întinde până departe; de mari dimensiuni, de mari proporţii. ♦ (Despre abstracte) De mare anvergură, de amploare; bogat; complex. – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Vast — Vast, a. [Compar. {Vaster}; superl. {Vastest}.] [L. vastus empty, waste, enormous, immense: cf. F. vaste. See {Waste}, and cf. {Devastate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Waste; desert; desolate; lonely. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The empty, vast, and wandering… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vast — W2S2 [va:st US væst] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: vastus empty, desolate, very large ] 1.) extremely large = ↑huge vast amounts/numbers/quantities/sums etc (of sth) ▪ The government will have to borrow vast amounts of money. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vast — /vast / (say vahst) adjective 1. of very great extent or area; very extensive, or immense. 2. of very great size or proportions; huge; enormous. 3. very great in number, quantity, or amount, etc.: a vast army; a vast sum. 4. very great in degree …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vast — Vast, n. A waste region; boundless space; immensity. The watery vast. Pope. [1913 Webster] Michael bid sound The archangel trumpet. Through the vast of heaven It sounded. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vast — [vast, väst] adj. [L vastus: see WASTE] very great in size, extent, amount, number, degree, etc. n. Archaic a vast space vastly adv. vastness n …   English World dictionary

  • vast|ly — «VAST lee, VAHST », adverb. 1. to a vast extent or degree; immensely: »an explosion vastly more rapid and powerful. 2. exceedingly; extremely; very: »new housing projects vastly superior to the old slums …   Useful english dictionary

  • vast|y — «VAS tee, VAHS », adjective. vast; immense: »I can call spirits from the vasty deep (Shakespeare) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Vast — (lat.), weit ausgedehnt, umfassend …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon