n. long heroic poem, or similar work of art
a. extraordinary, momentous, great; beyond the usual
This epic is a riddle wrapped in a mystery.
Moving a tour the magnitude of a Stones outing is an epic, expensive affair, potentially involving millions of dollars in travel, transportation and other expenses.
Sentence in Classic:
To make the poem of the human conscience, were it only with reference to a single man, were it only in connection with the basest of men, would be to blend all epics into one superior and definitive epic.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
He is not easily astonished, he is still less easily terrified, he makes songs on superstitions, he takes the wind out of exaggerations, he twits mysteries, he thrusts out his tongue at ghosts, he takes the poetry out of stilted things, he introduces caricature into epic extravaganzas.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
The simplest epical form is seen emerging out of lyrical literature when the artist prolongs and broods upon himself as the centre of an epical event and this form progresses till the centre of emotional gravity is equidistant from the artist himself and from others.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context