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 Meanings and Examples of COLOSSAL
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colossal
 a.  of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  They were giant men, on colossal horses.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
2  They ascended, grave, threatening, imperturbable; in the intervals between the musketry and the artillery, their colossal trampling was audible.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
3  This colossal beam is a yard; that great column of wood which stretches out on the earth as far as the eye can reach is the main-mast.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
4  The insurrection had made of the centre of Paris a sort of inextricable, tortuous, colossal citadel.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV—THE EBULLITIONS OF FORMER DAYS
5  These colossal cities alone can offer such spectacles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V—ORIGINALITY OF PARIS
6  So the barricade of the Rue de la Chanvrerie was only an outline, and an embryo compared to the two colossal barricades which we have just sketched; but it was formidable for that epoch.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THE ABYSS IF ONE DOES NO...
7  The hours were colossal and seemed hours of eternity.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—THE VULTURE BECOME PREY
8  The sub-soil of Paris, if the eye could penetrate its surface, would present the aspect of a colossal madrepore.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LAND IMPOVERISHED BY THE SEA
9  This carriage which has become colossal through its freight, has an air of conquest.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
10  Yet, instead of blaming herself for the issue she laid the fault upon the shoulders of some indistinct, colossal Prince of the World, who had framed her situation and ruled her lot.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 8 Eustacia Hears of Good Fortune, and Beholds Evil
11  Every man's hand is against us, and yet the interests at stake are colossal.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
12  A colossal figure, carved apparently in some white stone, loomed indistinctly beyond the rhododendrons through the hazy downpour.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
13  The building had a huge entry, and was altogether of colossal dimensions.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
14  Then we came to a gallery of simply colossal proportions, but singularly ill-lit, the floor of it running downward at a slight angle from the end at which I entered.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
15  Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence:
1  Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
2  Constructed from enough concrete to pave a motorway from New York to San Francisco - this colossal barrier is touted as a symbol of man's mastery over nature and a marvel of 20th Century engineering.
3  The costs for a salvage project are colossal, and the clues unearthed by a researcher can make or break a project.