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enormity

noun complexity, enormous size, immense scope, immensity, vast size
Associated concepts: enormity of a crime
See also: degree, importance, magnitude, weight
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But if you want to talk about enormity of sacrifice, you must include the story of Bedford, Virginia, which in 1944 was a sleepy town of 3,200 people in the southwestern part of the state.
Al-Sharief pointed out that the punishment is weak compared to the enormity of the crime that led to the Jeddah catastrophe.
I recognised the enormity of the Triple Crown when we won the first won in 2004 because of the long time since we'd won one before then.
The enormity of this claim becomes clear when we consider the power that the (divinized) Sea had in Canaanite mythology, where Yammu was a rival with the great god Baal (cf.
Faithful contributor Kathleen Much, who labors in the shadow of fair Stanford out on that other ocean, was perusing her Sept/Oct CW when she spotted the following phrase on page 33: "stresses the enormity of the Panama Canal.
Looking at the challenges ahead and the enormity of the job at hand and the time frame to get it done.
This suggests a way forward and, at the same time, the enormity of the cultural challenge.
The Civil War amplified these basic dynamics," Berry writes, "borrowing against the enormity of death to transform Love, Sacrifice, and Belief from the merest platitudes into the constituting elements of a man's life" (p.
I don't think the Government has yet grasped the enormity of the political issue or the imaginative responses needed to address what is a genuine pensions crisis.
The phenomenal speed and enormity of the transformation taking place in China will likely have a major impact on the lives of everyone else in the world.
Emmerdale (ITV1, 7pm): Andy and Katie feel a growing sense of gloom as the enormity of running their own farm sinks in.
One example of the enormity of the electronic archive challenge, the Census Bureau, has accumulated 600 million pages of information from the 2000 Census that it will be transferring to NARA--more than five times the amount of data that NARA has captured and fully processed in the last 30 years.