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Word: colossus

Definition: gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance


Sentences Containing 'colossus'

Give a man a tolerably fair memory to start with, and piloting will develop it into a very colossus of capability.
I was very far then from expecting the change you have just informed me of; namely, that four years afterwards, this colossus of power would be overthrown.
He desired I would stand like a Colossus, with my legs as far asunder as I conveniently could.
There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus at old Rhodes.

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