stupendous


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so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

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While two of the men remained in the camp with the horses, Captain Bonneville, accompanied by the other men [man], set out to climb a neighboring height, hoping to gain a commanding prospect, and discern some practicable route through this stupendous labyrinth.
You may be disappointed, but take care not to prepare your mind"--this to Adam--"for anything stupendous or heroic.
At dawn and at sunset the howler monkeys screamed together and the parrakeets broke into shrill chatter, but during the hot hours of the day only the full drone of insects, like the beat of a distant surf, filled the ear, while nothing moved amid the solemn vistas of stupendous trunks, fading away into the darkness which held us in.
It passed through my mind that the whole thing was a stupendous, incomprehensible farce.
Providence compelled all these men, striving to attain personal aims, to further the accomplishment of a stupendous result no one of them at all expected- neither Napoleon, nor Alexander, nor still less any of those who did the actual fighting.
And the ignorance of people about here is stupendous.
Nor could you wonder had you witnessed a recent experience of mine when, in the armor of blissful and stupendous ignorance, I gaily narrated the gist of it to a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society on the occasion of my last trip to London.
Rising nobly among its noble fellows, one stupendous peak reared its giant head thousands of feet above the others.
High above them, something blacker than the heavens themselves, stupendous, huge, seemed suddenly to assume to itself shape.
Therefore it is only by keeping alive for these few extra hours that we can hope to carry on with us to some future existence a clear conception of the most stupendous event that the world, or the universe so far as we know it, has ever encountered.
And right often have I, the modern, been perturbed and vexed by the foolishness, illogic, obtuseness, and general all-round stupendous stupidity of myself, the primitive.
They haven't been here, most stupendous Majesty," replied the grey one.
Pete's air of distinguished valor had grown upon him until it threatened stupendous dimensions.
Even as it was divined, the Oligarchy was there--a fact established in blood, a stupendous and awful reality.
It was on this spot, after stupendous labor, that the Columbiad was cast with full success.