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prodigious
used in Treasure Island

3 uses
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Definition
enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • "Hawkins, I put prodigious faith in you," added the squire.
    Chapter 12 — Council of War (96% in)
prodigious = far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • The Spaniards were so prodigiously afraid of him that, I tell you, sir, I was sometimes proud he was an Englishman.
    Chapter 6 — The Captain's Papers (36% in)
  • "John Silver," he said, "you're a prodigious villain and imposter—a monstrous imposter, sir.
    Chapter 33 — The Fall of a Chieftain (81% in)

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