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used in Sense and Sensibility

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enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • —Five hundred pounds would be a prodigious increase to their fortunes!
    Chapter 2 (32% in)
  • "Norland is a prodigious beautiful place, is not it?" added Miss Steele.
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
  • Now there's Mr. Rose at Exeter, a prodigious smart young man, quite a beau, clerk to Mr. Simpson, you know, and yet if you do but meet him of a morning, he is not fit to be seen.
    Chapter 21 (69% in)
  • " 'Twill be a fine thing to have her married so young to be sure," said she, "and I hear he is quite a beau, and prodigious handsome.
    Chapter 21 (84% in)
  • The Dashwoods were so prodigiously delighted with the Middletons, that, though not much in the habit of giving anything, they determined to give them— a dinner; and soon after their acquaintance began, invited them to dine in Harley Street, where they had taken a very good house for three months.
    Chapter 34 (15% in)

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