enormous


enormous
01. The visit by the President resulted in an [enormous] traffic jam.
02. Russia is an [enormous] country, the largest in the world.
03. She lives in an [enormous] house, with 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool.
04. Céline Dion is a Canadian singer who has become [enormously] popular throughout the world.
05. He sent his girlfriend an [enormous] bunch of flowers on her birthday.
06. I have an [enormous] appetite today.
07. The simple [enormity] of cleaning up the world's environment is so great that it is hard not to become totally pessimistic.
08. The lost campers ate an [enormous] breakfast of bacon and eggs when they finally found their way back to town.
09. The blue whale is an [enormous] animal, the biggest animal ever to have lived on our planet.
10. Hockey is [enormously] popular in this country, with thousands of kids playing it every winter.
11. At more than 100 times the diameter of the Earth, and more than 300,000 times its mass, the simple [enormity] of the sun is difficult to comprehend.
12. When rockets are launched, they use [enormous] quantities of fuel.
13. Because of the sun's intensity, and the long periods of sunshine year round, vegetable crops in Tibet grow to [enormous] sizes.
14. Sudan has an [enormous] variety of wildlife.
15. The potential for hydroelectric power on the Congo River is [enormous], as the river's water volume is second only to that of the mighty Amazon.
16. H. H. Munro once said of someone he obviously didn't like, "He is one of those people who would be [enormously] improved by death."
17. Alexandre Dumas once observed that no matter how hardened to danger a man may be, he always realizes from the pounding of his heart, and the shivering of his flesh, the [enormous] difference there is between a dream and reality, between a plan and its execution.
18. In 1755, an [enormous] tidal wave caused by an earthquake killed thousands of people in Lisbon, Portugal.
19. Like most large animals, buffalo will show you their side if they feel threatened. This allows you to see how [enormous] they are, and leave quickly.
20. The [enormous] number of photos which have been beamed back from the moon have permitted scientists to map its surface.
21. Wind is capable of transporting [enormous] quantities of sand and dust which, when deposited, form many of our planet's distinctive landforms.

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  • Enormous — E*nor mous, a. [L. enormis enormous, out of rule; e out + norma rule: cf. F. [ e]norme. See {Normal}.] 1. Exceeding the usual rule, norm, or measure; out of due proportion; inordinate; abnormal. Enormous bliss. Milton. This enormous state. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enormous — [ē nôr′məs, inôr′məs] adj. [ME enormyouse < L enormis (see ENORMITY) + OUS] 1. very much exceeding the usual size, number, or degree; of great size; huge; vast; immense 2. Archaic very wicked; outrageous enormously adv. enormousness n. SYN.… …   English World dictionary

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  • enormous — 1530s, from L. enormis out of rule, irregular, shapeless, extraordinary, very large, from ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )) + norma rule, norm (see NORM (Cf. norm)), with English OUS (Cf. ous) substituted for L. is. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

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