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enormous

adjective colossal, excessive, gigantic, huge, immense, large, mammoth, massive, tremendous, vast
Associated concepts: enormous burden of proof to overrome
See also: exorbitant, far reaching, flagrant, grandiose, gross, major, outrageous, ponderous
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Early this year, as in virtually every year since the Korean War, the military chiefs tried to minimize the enormousness of their proposed basic budget ($515.
Ironically, even when unemployed, Norm was the bar's best customer and numerous jokes were made about the enormousness of his tab at Cheers.
With all of these things swirling in my head, I felt a tap on my shoulder, and my mom, with tears in her eyes, said, "I had no idea of the enormousness of all of this.
How can someone not feel that we not only have to begin with the snake but with the enormousness, the monstrosity of the snake?
In light of the enormousness of this subject, I will discuss something that is often not mentioned: the way that state courts have used foreign law and international opinions in their recent jurisprudence.
He likes standing on the edge, feeling the enormousness of the place.
As the enormousness of the accounting fraud was revealed with Enron's bankruptcy in December 2001 and WorldCom's bankruptcy in June 2002, the integrity of all corporate books and records was again undermined, causing the SEC to resort to either prosecuting wrongdoers or creating an incentive for wrongdoers to take corrective action.
Still longer entries might be considered full articles, covering a topic in more depth and over several pages, such as the entries concerning the use of the possessive with gerunds, the advisability of using woman instead of lady, the difference between enormity and enormousness, and the placement of only in sentences.
I wanted to impress on the viewers the enormousness of this sacrifice, the willingness--and the horror of it," says Gibson.
BERNSTEIN, DOS, DON'TS & MAYBES OF ENGLISH USAGE 73 (1977) ("Enormity, Enormousness .
14) The enormousness of the endeavor also led to rather brutal and repressive measures and gave the city features of an abstraction, a copy, or a mere facade (and it has therefore been seen by various authors and writers as having a rather shaky and uncertain ground, not least because of the considerable repression and suffering involved but also because the city was initially built on a marshland).
Davis, Dempster, and Wildavsky 1966) focuses on the enormousness of the budget and on measuring the size of the increment, not on the politics of interaction among the actors.