Usage examples for colossally

  1. " When all's said and done, you know, she's colossally vulgar"- he had once all but said that of Mrs. Lowder to her niece; only just keeping it back at the last, keeping it to himself with all its danger about it. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. His mental attitude might perhaps be likened to that of the colossally mad man of Europe, the only man of whom he was ever known to speak in words of approval. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  3. The temptation and the downfall of a whole town was a colossal idea, a sardonic idea, and it is colossally and sardonically worked out. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. I know of men who believe in themselves more colossally than Napoleon or Caesar. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  5. They are not only colossally vast, but they are singularly noble, as well as so admirably convenient. – Roman Holidays and Others by W. D. Howells
  6. They are painted the color of life, and they advance colossally royal- robed and mail- clad, as if marching to some proud music, and would tread you down if you did not stand aside. – Familiar Spanish Travels by W. D. Howells
  7. The reestablishment of credit seems to me colossally absurd. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  8. For some reason, people at home are colossally ignorant of the task now in front of them. – Letters from France by C. E. W. Bean
  9. And, above his body, towered his head, colossally large, with vertigos whirling like tangible circles around the huge head in which he seemed to be carrying a heavy lump of brains. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus