n. unusual largeness in size or extent
He sat upon his rock with a kind of vastness, so bold and strong he seemed.
Sentence in Classic:
The vastness and strangeness of the life suggested to him by the bales of merchandise stocked along the walls or swung aloft out of the holds of steamers wakened again in him the unrest which had sent him wandering in the evening from garden to garden in search of Mercedes.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
A log raft in the river invited him, and he seated himself on its outer edge and contemplated the dreary vastness of the stream, wishing, the while, that he could only be drowned, all at once and unconsciously, without undergoing the uncomfortable routine devised by nature.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
They seemed only to throw her own exceptionalness into becoming relief, and give a soaring vastness to her scheme of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The flood in the river, divined rather than perceived, the tragic whispering of the waves, the melancholy vastness of the arches of the bridge, the imaginable fall into that gloomy void, into all that shadow was full of horror.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The gate was formed of cutting winds; but Gerda repeated her evening prayer, and the winds were laid as though they slept; and the little maiden entered the vast, empty, cold halls.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context