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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenormouse‧nor‧mous /ɪˈnɔːməs $ -ɔːr-/ ●●● S2 W3 AWL adjective  LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTvery big in size or in amount syn huge an enormous bunch of flowers an enormous amount of money The team made an enormous effort.see thesaurus at bigGrammarEnormous is not used with ‘very’. You say: Their garden is absolutely enormous. Don’t say: Their garden is very enormous.
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enormousTheir house is enormous.In the tenth century the number of houses was still relatively modest, the distances not enormous.The conceptual problems of such a model are enormous.The properties of meteorites tell us an enormous amount about the properties of asteroids.He has an enormous amount of work to finish before Friday.The River was an enormous and immediate popular and critical success.The passive smoking issue holds enormous fears for the tobacco industry.Unfortunately the book was completed too soon to reflect the enormous impact of fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry on biology.It gives you enormous mood swings, which nobody told me about.Talk is of enormous relevance in understanding status and in developing your own powers of influence.enormous amount ofIf international law would recognize the legitimacy of their claims to sovereignty, an enormous amount of carnage could be avoided.Despite an enormous amount of effort it was not until the 1950s that diamonds were successfully synthesised.He was a grim man, consumed with a sense of mission and possessed of an enormous amount of energy.The whole system requires enormous amounts of energy.It was farmed out to Broadway people to put together, and cost an enormous amount of money.It is also one on which an enormous amount of research remains to be done.An enormous amount of time is represented by these rocks and unconformities, almost a third of the entire history of Earth.I became obsessed with the whole idea and spent an enormous amount of time researching it.
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