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Definition imposing in size or solidity


characterized by massiveness, uniformity, and rigidity
  • It's misleading to talk of the Hispanic voter as though millions of Hispanics some how fall into a monolithic group.
  • She liked the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture.
  • monolithic = characterized by massiveness, uniformity, and rigidity
  • But ahead were the naked granite mountains, rising out of erosion rubble and standing monolithic against the sky.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • monolithic = imposing in size or solidity
  • And there is another monolithic tale which never changes.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • I find the monolithic nature of it disorienting.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It cut between monolithic slabs of ancient granite, gray and time-polished and tall.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The refugees, though, didn't think of themselves as a monolithic group.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • "What do you think of our little home?" asked Rasmussen, gesturing at the looming monolithic structure.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • That is Percival, lounging on the cushions, monolithic, in giant repose.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • New England is not, by any stretch of the imagination, monolithic.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She'd assumed that Muslims were a monolithic group, and that all Muslims were made of the same devout and unbending stock.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • Arthritis had transformed her into a monolithic being.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • The machines appeared pitifully inadequate compared with the monolithic mass of the city.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • A monolithic structure of Indiana limestone built by his father in 1920, the bank stood like a gray fortress at the corner of Yulee and St. Johns.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He found Francisco the Man, like a monolithic chameleon, sitting in the midst of a circle of bystanders.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "Always," Dede affirms, used to this fixed, monolithic language around interviewers and mythologizers of her sisters.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The ceiling soared an astonishing one hundred feet overhead, supported by monolithic columns of green granite.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He shook his head to drive out the angry thoughts, glanced back at the field where five of his own frigates were posted around the rim like monolithic sentries.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • On the left, the monolithic trapezium, firm, dense, bristling, of the University; on the right, the vast semicircle of the Town, much more intermixed with gardens and monuments.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But it was straight ahead, to the east, through the archway, that Langdon could now see the monolithic Renaissance palace that had become the most famous art museum in the world.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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