Brobdingnagian


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unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope

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Yet, what should also have been mentioned is that Gulliver discriminates "the monstrous inhabitants." That is, he rejects the monkey and the female Yahoo that are more willing to assimilate him into their "realities" than the Brobdingnagian King and the Master Horse.
This leaves the Brobdingnagian monarch free rein to conclude "the bulk of [Englishman] to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth" and that the entirety of English history is "only a heap of conspiracies, rebellions, murders, massacres, revolutions, banishments, the very worst effects that avarice, faction, hypocrisy, perfidiousness, cruelty, rage, madness, hatred, envy, lust, malice, and ambition, could produce".
They will rise up, and their rising will not necessarily be prompted by nobility or patriotism, or even by jingoism, but at the very least by a kind of childish petulance, grown to Brobdingnagian proportions, like spoiled brats denied their ice cream.
Most landscapes contain staffage--tiny, nondescript figures designed to fix its scale--but the busts are Brobdingnagian in relation to the picture they block from view.
Bled of expertise as its primary mission was shifted toward terrorism, still in the midst of reorganization within the Brobdingnagian Department of Homeland Security, and under the command of people who had little relevant experience, (12) FEMA was caught completely flat-footed when Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.
CORRECTION: You need a microscope to pick out any cuts in the Obama budget, while the increases, far more numerous, are Brobdingnagian.
And then the accident shook him in its Brobdingnagian fist and flung him back into the world.
Meanwhile, Basel's Schaulager, by Herzog & de Meuron, wraps a vast collection in a slightly sinister, Brobdingnagian house on an unpromising out-of-town site; stepping inside reveals a huge, disorientating space (Figs.
Where Brobdingnagian motion was concerned, over-cranking the camera created scale and mass in a diminutive object.
This brobdingnagian bear is the equivalent of 1,400 regular sized gummy bears and packs a carbo-loading 12,600 calories, said the company.
In the days when power generally meant stuffing as much black powder as possible into a barrel, cylinder or cartridge, it's not hard to understand why some muskets, rifles and handguns achieved Brobdingnagian proportions.
Democrats face likely losses in both Houses of Congress in part because of the rap on the Brobdingnagian health insurance bill.
Brobdingnagian, crowded in among their dogs and birds, luminous, dense
Those once-mighty Brobdingnagian institutions, having been evicted from the land of giants, now appear Lilliputian vis a vis the only behemoth left in town--the federal government.
It's a Brobdingnagian visual and textual banquet, staffed by an illustrious cast of architects, artists, writers and graphic designers, all refreshingly rocked and reach to seize the possibilities of post-war social and cultural renewal.