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 Meanings and Examples of MAGNITUDE
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magnitude
 n.  extent; greatness of rank, size, or position
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Lily was duly impressed by the magnitude of her opportunities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
2  Gases are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
3  So that this rib only conveyed half of the true notion of the living magnitude of that part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
4  Those acute and long-practised senses, whose powers so often exceed the limits of all ordinary credulity, after having detected the danger, had enabled them to ascertain its magnitude and duration.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
5  But for its distance and its magnitude, I should suppose it a bird.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  On the present occasion, the aged warrior whose privilege it was to speak, was silent, seemingly oppressed with the magnitude of his subject.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
7  Haley, accustomed to strike the balance of probabilities between lies of greater or lesser magnitude, thought that it lay in favor of the dirt road aforesaid.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  Nor could I consider the magnitude and complexity of my plan as any argument of its impracticability.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  As soon as he arrived in Petersburg, people began to talk about him as a newly risen star of the first magnitude.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 20
10  He felt that the import of his speech was of such magnitude that every word of it would have weight.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
11  In short, a bloodless revolution, but a revolution of the greatest magnitude, beginning in the little circle of our district, then the province, then Russia, the whole world.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 30
12  On the other hand, the stately form of the Norman appeared to dilate in magnitude, like that of the eagle, which ruffles up its plumage when about to pounce on its defenceless prey.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
13  I cannot think of it with any patience; and it does appear to me an evil of such magnitude as must, if possible, be prevented.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  Fires of the last-mentioned materials were rare, and though comparatively small in magnitude beside the transient blazes, now began to get the best of them by mere long continuance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
15  These lights dotted the hillside like stars of a low magnitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
Example Sentence:
1  An operation of this magnitude is going to be difficult.
2  We did not realize the magnitude of the problem.
3  They didn't seem to appreciate the magnitude of the problem.
4  True, the energy released in fusion is less than using He-3, but is magnitude cheaper and faster.
5  The magnitude of the flood was impossible to comprehend.
6  It spotted a tremor of magnitude 3.4 that had an epicentre 89km from the cable's nearest point.
7  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.