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When Gates directed his focus to philanthropy two decades ago, he also seized attention, wielding outsize influence in the areas where the foundation gives due to the enormity of his wealth.
WHEN PHILANTHROPY’S POWER COUPLE SPLITS, MELINDA FRENCH GATES’S INFLUENCE COULD GROWJAY GREENEMAY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Progressives worry that neither proposal is ambitious enough to address the enormity of the problem.
CONGRESS IS CONSIDERING 2 PLANS TO GET MORE MONEY TO PARENTS. HERE'S HOW EACH WOULD WORKBELINDA LUSCOMBEFEBRUARY 12, 2021TIME
We’re not going to stop causing the enormity of harms we do to animals because we care about chickens and pigs—it’s going to be because we create a new technology that renders the current system obsolete.
YOUR FIRST LAB-GROWN BURGER IS COMING SOON—AND IT’LL BE “BLENDED”KATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
This is the last CEO Daily of 2020, and I am struggling with how to capture the enormity of the year in 300 words.
LOOKING BACK AT A MOMENTOUS YEARALAN MURRAYDECEMBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
A Google Doc of incarcerated Americans who have died from the disease shows the enormity—and anonymity—of the toll.
THE WAY WE EXPRESS GRIEF FOR STRANGERS IS CHANGINGTANYA BASUDECEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
She had called the culprit to her desk just before the noon recess and now showed her the enormity of her offenses.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
"Here, let go my hand," she added, suddenly conscious of the enormity John Sibley was committing by squeezing it now.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
But the youth and inexperience of Riaro excused the enormity of a crime perpetrated under the sanction of the supreme pontiff.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
It was marked in the circumstances and enormity of the crime, and marked in the subsequent good conduct of the prisoner.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
I know that is an enormity, but I heard the Major tell of currying horses once.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO ENORMITY

  • atrociousness
  • atrocity
  • enormity
  • flagrance
  • flagrantness
  • glaringness
  • heinousness
  • monstrousness
  • outrageousness
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