herculean


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displaying superhuman strength or power

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extremely difficult

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Kelly, who was hunting his mount along some way from home, educated and cajoled him into the race before Herculean flew home in the closing stages to win by a length and a half from Bolin Felix.
It must have taken no less of a herculean hysteria to actually assemble and enunciate a vocabulary of feminist sculpture in the land of the Masters--a task that Genzken performed with a dogged and eventually triumphant obstinacy that associates her with her admired fellow Hanseatic elder Hanne Darboven.
The book will undoubtedly serve as a major resource for social policy scholars, and the editor is to be commended for taking on what must have been a herculean task.
Horowitz uses Boston--and Henry Higginson's herculean efforts of developing the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the "sacralization" of Beethoven, and the more democractic New York, with its "sacralization" of opera--as differing models of American classical music, in what he believes is its most dynamic phase, the Gilded Age.
It's high time that physicians, the American Heart Association, schools, parents, and the food industry made healthful diets the norm rather than something that people must make a Herculean effort to consume.
He praises the new guppy project as "a Herculean effort.
Scrutinizing the stages of the criminal justice process--a task which entailed sifting Essex and other county criminal records--while herculean, produced rewarding empirical results.
Marc Jenkins, from Bridgend, may have come last, but his Herculean effort in the triathlon affected everyone who saw it.
Such a strong international resonance must have reminded the jury (among them Messrs Wilford, Christiaanse, and Fuksas) of an equally Herculean selection effort for the Reichstag and Potsdamer Platz redevelopments exactly a decade ago, but it also presented an intriguing opportunity to evaluate a broad cross-section of the best current international architecture.
There is little or no mention of the porticoed palaces of Bologna, or the palaces of the Herculean addition to Ferrara, especially the unforgettable Palazzo dei Diamanti.
The organization for saving America already exists; all that is needed for it to accomplish that Herculean task is more willing hands.
It's truly a Herculean effort that warrants the hefty price.
Eventually, Jenson found her way to a prominent plaintiff's attorney who was willing to take on the case, and through a Herculean effort, they managed to assemble a class, which most of the women in the mine were too afraid to join.
Accomplished reader Kate Reading meets the Herculean task of rendering clearly accents from many races, ages, and social classes.
Imagine the Herculean task of keeping records like that on all the silos scattered throughout his property