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 would be bad enough playing Durham City with a full squad, but it is going to take a Herculean effort without six players," said Craik Park chairman Mark Hedley.
Determined to prove all the doubters wrong and to win back his girl, Dennis resolves to run a marathon; a Herculean task for a quitter.
A tremendous mid-set triumvirate of Kingdom of Doom, Herculean and Bunting Song, were magnificent, while the song which bears their name and that of their album closed the one-hour set and was easily the pick of the night.
The inevitable result must be cynicism on the part of educators who know, but are afraid to say publicly, that they cannot, even with Herculean classroom efforts, truly raise the average achievement of disadvantaged children to typical middle-class levels.
So, too, sportswriters and fans around the globe spent much of the past summer wringing their hands and hearts over yet another load of professional sports' dirty laundry--expressing shock and dismay that one more crop of Herculean demigods has shown itself to have feet of clay--or mud.
According to Degennaro, the sale loomed as a Herculean task since the purchaser's main focal point was designed to complete a tax-free exchange.
After centuries of peaceful coexistence with other groups, the Ibandi face possible annihilation at the hands of the Herculean, genocidal Mk*tk.
Writing a comprehensive dictionary on the subject would seem a Herculean feat for anyone bold enough to try.
Brookfield Power Corporation will be making a herculean effort to get both phases of their energy development up and operating by year's end.
Although there are Herculean efforts underway at Ford, General Motors, and a host of supplier companies to solve the financial crises that they are currently confronting, at the risk of adding to their burdens, I would like to suggest that they are in the midst of a crisis that is evident, visible, and probably not noticed by them.
Other details suggest the scale of the work yet to be done: The peeling paint and lack of a headlight indicate a Herculean task ahead.
All of us can tell similar stories about casually Herculean work efforts by relatives who moved from Europe or Latin America or Asia or Africa--or various parts of the U.
So are the nation's governors, recently embarked on a Herculean effort to develop a multistate definition of high-school completion.
Since 1995, Sherman Oaks Hospital has faced Herculean odds to keep operating,'' said Ron Goldie, counsel for Sherman Oaks Health System, at a public hearing on the sale.