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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLOSSAL

Oceans and land and sky are avenues for our colossal commerce.

All is still on a colossal scale, but playful, capricious, phantasmagoric.

Everything was on a colossal scale, and trim as a Dutch interior.

All else on his canvas is subordinated to the grim image of the colossal Puritan.

Nevertheless, this colossal hospitality--apart from the fireworks--cost us nothing at all.

The colossal consequence of the matter with which I was dealing gripped and thrilled me.

Before us were two colossal statues of glistening white crystal.

A colossal and formless something was rushing across the field of his vision.

From thenceforth she lived solely for deeds of charity on a colossal scale.

With one great effort of his colossal mind, Brown guessed it.

WORD ORIGIN

1712 (colossic in the same sense is recorded from c.1600), from French colossal, from colosse, from Latin colossus, from Greek kolossos (see colossus).

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