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Dick went on speaking with a seriousness suited to the magnitude of his interests.

I have no illusions about the magnitude of the job, of its practical hopelessness.

Let then your future life show that you are not insensible of the magnitude of the obligation.

"An experiment of this magnitude shouldn't be treated so lightly," he added acidly.

One can show his sense of the magnitude of his crime even by the manner of defending it.

What was not known, however, was the magnitude or the plan of these preparations.

The magnitude of the sums already invested in her affair staggered her.

Why should we make account of time, or of magnitude, or of figure?

We are full of these superstitions of sense, the worship of magnitude.

It was only then that he realized the magnitude and awfulness of the task he had undertaken.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "greatness of size or character," from Latin magnitudo "greatness, bulk, size," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + -tudo, suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives and participles (see -tude). Meaning "size, extent" is from early 15c. Of stars, "brightness," from 1640s.

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