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 Sentences of prodigious
Definition:
a. impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous
Example:
Watching the weight lifter heave the barbell to shoulder height and then boost it overhead, we marveled at his prodigious strength.
Sentence in Classic:
The brimstone, too, which burns there in such prodigious quantity fills all hell with its intolerable stench; and the bodies of the damned themselves exhale such a pestilential odour that, as saint Bonaventure says, one of them alone would suffice to infect the whole world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
It is plain such materials must have prodigious superiority over those pebbles and sand which we call gold and precious stones.
Candide By Voltaire Context
The howl and roar, the rattling of the doors and windows, the rumbling in the chimneys, the apparent rocking of the very house that sheltered me, and the prodigious tumult of the sea, were more fearful than in the morning.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Pocket took it the other way, and got its head upon the table; which was announced to all present by a prodigious concussion.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Then I descended from the side of the coach, as the calèche was close alongside, the driver helping me with a hand which caught my arm in a grip of steel; his strength must have been prodigious.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Within each of these was enclosed a prodigious plate of steel; which, by our orders, we obliged him to show us, because we apprehended they might be dangerous engines.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
It made me hold my breath in expectation of hearing the wilderness burst into a prodigious peal of laughter that would shake the fixed stars in their places.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
On the other hand, at the very bottom of his thought, he made a hideous comparison as to what this woman was, and as to what this mayor might be; and then he, with horror, caught a glimpse of I know not what simple explanation of this prodigious attack.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
When Marius was saturated with military glory, with gunpowder, with marches and countermarches, and with all those prodigious battles in which his father had given and received such tremendous blows of the sword, he went to see M.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
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 Context
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 Context