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ponderous
used in The Fountainhead

3 uses
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Definition
large or of great weight; or slow and unwieldy — especially because of size

or

boring — especially because of  length
  • When structures began to rise not in tier on ponderous tier of masonry, but as arrows of steel shooting upward without weight or limit, Henry Cameron was among the first to understand this new miracle and to give it form.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (56% in)
  • The Cosmo-Slotnick Building rose ponderously over the street, like a big white bromide.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (1% in)
  • There was an air about the ponderous inanities spoken, which the actors had absorbed like an infection; it was in their smirking faces, in the slyness of their voices; in their untidy gestures.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (58% in)

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