ENORMITY in a Sentence

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The human face of Javert consisted of a flat nose, with two deep nostrils, towards which enormous whiskers ascended on his cheeks.

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 Meanings and Examples of ENORMITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
enormity
 n.  hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness
Classic Sentence: (166 in 12 pages)
1  I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
2  She heard the soft muffled sound of his footsteps dying away down the long hall, and the complete enormity of her actions came over her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
3  I came to you that morning in order to understand the full enormity of my offence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
4  The breeze hollowed out undulations in the magnificent enormity of the chestnut-trees.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—HOW FROM A BROTHER ONE BECOMES A FATHER
5  The lady having perceived two enormous diamonds upon the hands of the young foreigner praised them with such good faith that from Candide's fingers they passed to her own.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXII
6  That enormous ability by virtue of which one is Moses, Aeschylus, Dante, Michael Angelo, or Napoleon, the multitude awards on the spot, and by acclamation, to whomsoever attains his object, in whatsoever it may consist.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
7  He had thick eyelashes, enormous black whiskers, prominent eyes, the lower part of his face like a snout; and besides all this, that air of being on his own ground, which is indescribable.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
8  The head of an enormous dog was outlined in the darkness at the entrance of the hut.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
9  It seemed like the gun-carriage of an enormous cannon.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
10  Spain, which consumes a good deal of black jet, made enormous purchases there each year.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MADELEINE
11  Nothings, which are enormous in that void.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MADELEINE IN MOURNING
12  The human face of Javert consisted of a flat nose, with two deep nostrils, towards which enormous whiskers ascended on his cheeks.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
13  Suddenly the enormous mass was seen to quiver, the cart rose slowly, the wheels half emerged from the ruts.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
14  Add to this, high shoes with little irons on the heels, a tall hat with a narrow brim, hair worn in a tuft, an enormous cane, and conversation set off by puns of Potier.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XII—M. BAMATABOIS'S INACTIVITY
15  In the bend of his elbow the leaden head of his enormous cane, which was hidden behind him, could be seen.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—JAVERT SATISFIED
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  In my dream I flew to a forest of enormous trees.
17  The enormous national debt amassed in the last eight years makes all this apparent prosperity nothing but a house of cards.
18  The team made an enormous effort.
19  The volunteers' energy was dissipated by the enormous amounts of paperwork involved in the project.
20  This entire rickety structure was hanging from the limb of an enormous leafy tree.
21  The trade show will feature an enormous range of goods.
22  We've seen an enormous growth in the number of businesses using the Web.
23  We had enormous difficulty in getting hold of the right equipment.
24  The building scheme comes as an enormous boon for the building industry.
25  The company's excellent marketing has resulted in enormous international success.
26  The loss of his high-paying job caused enormous domestic upheaval.
27  Jonathan has demonstrated enormous practicality in his successful management of the shop.
28  They have suffered an enormous personal tragedy.
29  The library is an enormous resource for historians of medieval France.
30  If such integration were the aim, it would immediately have enormous resource implications in an already impoverished education system.