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enormity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenormitye‧nor‧mi‧ty /ɪˈnɔːməti $ -ɔːr-/ AWL noun (plural enormities) 🔊 🔊 1 [singular]IMPORTANT the great size, seriousness, or difficulty of a situation, problem, event etcenormity of 🔊 Even now, the full enormity of his crimes has not been exposed. 🔊 the enormity of the task2 [countable usually plural]CRUEL formal a very evil and cruel act syn atrocity
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enormityThe Toscanini presentation was breathtaking, if for no other reason than its enormity.Even the most intrepid social workers were aghast at the enormity of it all.In his interview, he discussed the enormity of the agency's task.Incomprehensible, the enormity of it all.Sometimes, the enormity of it is overwhelming.But how could the children understand the enormity of the killing if they were not punished?I lay for a while simply wrestling with the enormity of it.The enormity of our country's economic problems is overwhelming.The enormity of what she had seen was now topped by the further enormity of involving the police.
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