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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprodigiouspro‧di‧gious /prəˈdɪdʒəs/ adjective [usually before noun]  POWERvery large or great in a surprising or impressive wayprodigious amounts/quantities of something Some galaxies seem to release prodigious amounts of energy. the artist’s prodigious outputprodigiously adverb
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prodigiousIt was designed by the prodigious bridge-builder, Thomas Bouch.And as we all know from the great chemical fire of 1994, an unhappy Sprewell is a prodigious bummer indeed.This was written in 1824 when the prodigious composer was only 15.He fell in love, via a prodigious email correspondence, with another academic whom he had met fleetingly at a conference.Building the bridge was a prodigious feat of engineering and finance.He scored a try, dropped a goal and controlled the game with some prodigious kicking mixed with some beautifully balanced running.The building was a prodigious limestone parthenon done in the early thirties in the Civic Moderne style.He was noted for his prodigious memory, was deeply religious, and a staunch advocate of temperance.Fund-raisers used fears of destruction to raise the prodigious sums that fueled the entire machine.prodigious amounts/quantities of somethingA major tsunami will deposit broken trees near the high-water mark and move prodigious amounts of sediment.
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