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prodigious
 a.  impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  The Turks killed prodigious numbers of the Russians, but the latter had their revenge.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
2  You'll make a prodigious fortune; if we cannot find our account in one world we shall in another.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
3  It is plain such materials must have prodigious superiority over those pebbles and sand which we call gold and precious stones.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVIII
4  The whole of this prodigious city is a foreshortening of dead manners and living manners.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
5  Leblanc seized this moment, overturned the chair with his foot and the table with his fist, and with one bound, with prodigious agility, before Thenardier had time to turn round, he had reached the window.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
6  The trace left in him by the Revolution was prodigious.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LOUIS PHILIPPE
7  A lark, which seemed mingled with the stars, was carolling at a prodigious height, and one would have declared that that hymn of pettiness calmed immensity.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
8  A sign, in short, of some outbreak which is prodigious and near unless some diversion shall arise.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
9  His strength, which was prodigious, as the reader knows, and which had been but little decreased by age, thanks to his chaste and sober life, began to give way, nevertheless.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—HE ALSO BEARS HIS CROSS
10  The prodigious strain upon the main-sail had parted the weather-sheet, and the tremendous boom was now flying from side to side, completely sweeping the entire after part of the deck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
11  As touching Slave-ships meeting, why, they are in such a prodigious hurry, they run away from each other as soon as possible.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
12  In another plate, the prodigious blunder is made of representing the whale with perpendicular flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
13  When the painted canvas cover is clapped on the American line-tub, the boat looks as if it were pulling off with a prodigious great wedding-cake to present to the whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. The Line.
14  It must be borne in mind that all this time we have a Sperm Whale's prodigious head hanging to the Pequod's side.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
15  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.
Example Sentence:
1  She wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.
2  What a prodigious opportunity you have missed.
3  Watching the weight lifter heave the barbell to shoulder height and then boost it overhead, we marveled at his prodigious strength.
4  Matilda, a brilliant mathematician and prodigious reader, is loathed by her benighted parents.
5  Brianna Kahane, the 8-year-old violin prodigy, played at the memorial observance there.
6  The child prodigy Yehudi Menuhin grew into a virtuoso whose violin performances thrilled millions.