These last words produced a prodigious effect on the seaman.
Dantes possessed a prodigious memory, combined with an astonishing quickness and readiness of conception; the mathematical turn of his mind rendered him apt at all kinds of calculation, while his naturally poetical feelings threw a light and pleasing veil over the dry reality of arithmetical computation, or the rigid severity of geometry.
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As a child, Mozart had a prodigious talent.
It is the most prodigious project of her career so far.