COLOSSAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of colossal
Definition:
a. of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic
n. very big in size; extremely large or on a great scale
Example:
Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
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.
Sentence in Classic:
And in the hush that had fallen suddenly upon the whole sorrowful land, the immense wilderness, the colossal body of the fecund and mysterious life seemed to look at her, pensive, as though it had been looking at the image of its own tenebrous and passionate soul.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
In their eyes it was liberty incarnate; and as though to serve as pendant to the Minerva Aptera of the Piraeus, there stood on the public square in Corinth the colossal bronze figure of a cat.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
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 Context
This garden was no longer a garden, it was a colossal thicket, that is to say, something as impenetrable as a forest, as peopled as a city, quivering like a nest, sombre like a cathedral, fragrant like a bouquet, solitary as a tomb, living as a throng.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
One would have said that it was the tatters of a people, rags of wood, of iron, of bronze, of stone, and that the Faubourg Saint Antoine had thrust it there at its door, with a colossal flourish of the broom making of its misery its barricade.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
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 Context
Franz had so managed his route, that during the ride to the Colosseum they passed not a single ancient ruin, so that no preliminary impression interfered to mitigate the colossal proportions of the gigantic building they came to admire.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
In the distance there were many colossal noises, but in all this part of the field there was a sudden stillness.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
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 Context