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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VASTER

But only for a minute; other things of vaster importance held him.

The contribution on the whole is immense, vaster than we have yet any idea of.

Apparently it required a yet vaster effort to pronounce an explanation.

The universe is vaster than he or any of the Old Testament age could even imagine.

Some time or other to every man must come the consciousness of this vaster life.

All this was seen later and on a vaster scale from 1865 to 1873.

Vast are its possibilities and vaster still its sweep of conceivability.

A vaster, greyer world is adumbrated in the books of De Gourmont.

Hugo is far more akin to Byron; but his range is vaster than Byron's.

Idiosyncrasies were overlooked in the vaster society of St. James'.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French vaste, from Latin vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.