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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcolossalco‧los‧sal /kəˈlɒsəl $ kəˈlɑː-/ adjective  BIGused to emphasize that something is extremely large a colossal statue of the King The whole holiday was a colossal waste of money.see thesaurus at bigcolossally adverb
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colossalThe cost in terms of technological advance and the dissemination of fresh and stimulating ideas, is incalculable but colossal.A crane arrived, its colossal arm reaching out of the sky toward the building.It was a colossal disappointment.They mix colossal metal riffs with hip-hop, employing four-letter lyrics.You think the Red Cross is the savior during colossal natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes and floods and tornadoes.Children are failing exams and dropping out of school in colossal numbers.During the middle of each month the full moon was attacked by a colossal sow and ravenously devoured.There was a colossal statue of the King in the middle of the square.Ramses ordered colossal statues carved in his honor.To cut our own throats so thoroughly and so hopelessly would require colossal stupidity.You could try of course, but after a colossal, tiring ridge-walk you would be a dingbat even to think of it.Indeed, even colossal traffic jams, for all their cost in wasted time, have failed to deter motorists.Tabitha looked up at the colossal walls of seamless pink stone rising hundreds of metres overhead, disappearing up into the dark.
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