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used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
  • There was a prodigious roar of applause,
    Chapter 6 (81% in)
prodigious = enormous
  • He was in old-time iron armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail-keg with slits in it; and he had a shield, and a sword, and a prodigious spear; and his horse had armor on, too, and a steel horn projecting from his forehead, and gorgeous red and green silk trappings that hung down all around him like a bedquilt, nearly to the ground.
    Preface (79% in)
  • He spoke of me all the time, in the blandest way, as "this prodigious giant," and "this horrible sky-towering monster," and "this tusked and taloned man-devouring ogre", and everybody took in all this bosh in the naivest way, and never smiled or seemed to notice that there was any discrepancy between these watered statistics and me.
    Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • They are full of admiration of his vast bulk and his prodigious strength; they speak with pride of the fact that he can do a hundred marvels which are far and away beyond their own powers; and they speak with the same pride of the fact that in his wrath he is able to drive a thousand men before him.
    Chapter 8 (52% in)
  • Now arrived the abbot and several hundred monks and nuns, and behind them a multitude of pilgrims and a couple of acres of foundlings, all drawn by the prodigious smoke, and all in a grand state of excitement.
    Chapter 23 (7% in)
  • CHAPTER XXIV A RIVAL MAGICIAN My influence in the Valley of Holiness was something prodigious now.
    Chapter 24 (0% in)
  • The powwow and racket were prodigious; it was a tempest of riot and confusion and thick-falling blows.
    Chapter 34 (60% in)
  • Why, about the prodigious nature of his fall, of course—from the loftiest place in the world to the lowest; from the most illustrious station in the world to the obscurest; from the grandest vocation among men to the basest.
    Chapter 35 (1% in)
  • The multitude was prodigious and far-reaching; and yet we fifteen poor devils hadn't a friend in it.
    Chapter 38 (6% in)
  • It was realized that the most prodigious achievements of the most renowned knights could not be worthy of comparison with a spectacle like this; they could be but child's play, contrasted with this mysterious and awful battle of the gods.
    Chapter 39 (16% in)
  • Inside of half a minute those two prodigious hosts came together with a crash!
    Chapter 42 (33% in)
  • The sun rose presently and sent its unobstructed splendors over the land, and we saw a prodigious host moving slowly toward us, with the steady drift and aligned front of a wave of the sea.
    Chapter 43 (29% in)

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