Usage examples for colossal

  1. It was known that Laura had considerable property in her own name, and it was the general belief that she would eventually become heiress of a large part of the colossal fortune supposed to be in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Arnot. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. Nothing beside remains, I quoted, 'round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away. – The River and I by John G. Neihardt
  3. And yet the thought occurred to her, " If he only knew what to do with his colossal proportions- knew how to manage them- he would make an imposing- looking man." – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  4. And well may we rejoice over the rescue from specific vices, and commend the zeal and patience which fasten upon some colossal evil to batter and drive it from the world. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  5. Then again, the surrounding country swarmed with game, large and small, from the colossal elephant to the tiny dinkerbuck. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  6. Help must have come to him very speedily and to good purpose, for I soon found myself in custody, two colossal gendarmes holding me tight on each side. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  7. Still this great case presented a colossal emblem of the condition in which the Netherlands were now gasping. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  8. The statues are of a colossal, and rather superior kind ... – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  9. The whole man vibrated with a wrath that possessed him in a fashion so colossal as to render him actually sublime. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  10. To these schemes he added another of truly colossal dimensions. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  11. His colossal form is bowed more than when last seen; for he has not been abroad for months. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  12. Here came change, so colossal that no man could ever know change in these terms. – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  13. But, in plain truth, the ruling motive was pride, a colossal, an all- absorbing pride, which could be satisfied only by power and influence, and a foremost place. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  14. It was a colossal laugh. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  15. What Banion now indicated was the approach of yet another of the epic phenomena of the prairies, as rapid, as colossal and as merciless as the fire itself. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  16. His own colossal labours in the direction of that mode of aerial flight, which he considers to be alone feasible, are of the first importance and value, and, as far as they have gone, exhaustive. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  17. A colossal task it proved to be. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  18. Yet, some prudent souls, noting the fearless glances cast around by Sainton and his less colossal but powerfully built companion- thinking, perhaps, that the Emperor might call on his faithful subjects to seize these two- edged away from the vicinity. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  19. But elephants do not build colossal temples of ivory even in a roccoco style; camels do not paint even bad pictures, though equipped with the material of many camel's- hair brushes. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  20. Before many days were out, Catsford became one colossal " Why?" – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope