EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VASTNESS
She evinced boundless faith in the vastness of Maurice's intellect.
The vastness of the antique press seemed brightened and all refreshed by them.
A conception—a reality here—that was numbing in its vastness.
He is caught by the fascination of its vastness, of its magnificent possibilities.
He remembered the vastness and the rawness of the uncontrolled atmosphere.
As you go nearer, the vastness of the building impresses you more and more.
To what an illimitable enterprise does the vastness of our plans lead us!
Like a little world in the vastness of this awesome void, we hung poised.
She always loved to watch them, to think of their vastness and distance, and of their ordered march.
Prepared as he was to find a great extent, he was still astonished at its vastness.
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.
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