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Quotes of magnitude

  1. It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them. – Paddy Ashdown
  2. There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude – Robert Ballard
  3. As more information becomes available, and the magnitude of the storm's impact becomes even more apparent, it becomes clear that this recovery will be lengthy. – Jo Bonner
  4. As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence. – Alex Campbell
  5. At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can wreak by off -loading our minds onto super -intelligent machines, that is, until they run away from us, like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to the precipice for a look down into the abyss. – Richard Dooling
  6. We didn't do anything wrong, but among the lessons learned, given the magnitude of the problems we now face in Afghanistan, a major U. S. force on the ground would convince the world we were in for the long -haul recovery of a country devastated by 21 years of warfare. – Alexander Haig
  7. There could have been more planning in New Orleans, but you look at all the devastation that happened there- have we gotten to 3, 000 deaths yet? For that magnitude of a disaster, that's not all that bad. – John Hickenlooper
  8. First, those images help us understand the general and specific magnitude of disaster caused by the tsunami. The huge outpouring of aid would not have happened without those images. – Bruce Jackson
  9. Every existence above a certain rank has its singular points; the higher the rank the more of them. At these points, influences whose physical magnitude is too small to be taken account of by a finite being may produce results of the greatest importance. – James C. Maxwell
  10. Since then, I have worked with the group that commissioned and improved the ring and that is now preparing the construction of a second ring to increase the p stacking rate by an order of magnitude – Simon van der Meer
  11. People are slow to claim confidence in undertakings of magnitude – Ovid
  12. It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration. – Thomas Paine
  13. It is often said that the magnitude of a people is measured by their ability to know how to win. – Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
  14. Great minds are related to the brief span of time during which they live as great buildings are to a little square in which they stand: you cannot see them in all their magnitude because you are standing too close to them. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  15. Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have existed only to support the Soviet military industry, and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else. We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena. – Andrzej Wajda

Usage examples for magnitude

  1. Magnitude of the results achieved. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  2. The account of the accident had been in that late edition of the penny paper which Isabelle had seen, but it had been crowded into the second page by the magnitude of the Atlantic and Pacific sensation. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. Thoroughly to appreciate all that they did requires that we travel over the wonderful trail they followed- that being impossible, the next nearest approach is to see actually drawn out the magnitude of their achievement. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  4. That star of the second magnitude Martin Van Buren, first among the sidera minora, had just risen. – Quodlibet by John P. Kennedy
  5. The appalling magnitude of the task never worried him- nor, for the matter of that, his fellow- workers. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  6. Very good; but you must remember that the general is a figure of the first magnitude in politics, and that his name would be sufficient to scare off all opposition. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  7. His magnitude of glory and manly dignity as compared to his father's was about that of a tin pan to the sun. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  8. I have neither the time nor the money to give to a work I never was fit for,- of whose magnitude even I was unable to conceive." – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. In these cases, operations at the start may be of sufficient magnitude so that the output will amount to 15, 000 or 20, 000 ducklings in a year. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  10. The magnitude of the subject was indeed worthy of all the interest it excited. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  11. If it were removed to the distance of an average first-, or second-, or third- magnitude star, how would its light compare with that of the stars? – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  12. Their apparent age runs up miraculously, like the value of diamonds, as they increase in magnitude – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. Whilst we are discussing any given magnitude they are grown to it. – Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America by Edmund Burke
  14. This private injury, however, is attended with a public benefit of the first magnitude for every " House to be Let," holds forth a kind of invitation to the stranger to settle in it, who, being of the laborious class, promotes the manufactures. – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  15. On this occasion he declared that the magnitude of the subject and the immense importance of the interests concerned forbade him to anticipate the passing of any measure of general Church reform in the next Session. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  16. After this conversation they separated; Appius not doubting but that his colleague, though he expressed himself so warmly, would, nevertheless, wait for a letter from Rome, in an affair of such magnitude – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  17. The visitor at Niagara, as he looks at the Falls, will have a profounder appreciation of their magnitude by considering that it requires the water drainage of a quarter of a continent to sustain them, and that the remoter springs, which send to them their constant tribute, are more than twelve hundred miles distant. – The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts by George W. Holley
  18. Passing a screen of pines, we came out into a field containing thirteen acres of Wilson strawberries, and then more fully began to realize the magnitude of the business. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  19. 4: 19. 24. As to the magnitude of the sun, moon, and stars, it is an error to imagine that they are really no larger than they appear to us. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. A single room is that which has no parts and no magnitude – Literary Lapses by Stephen Leacock