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staggering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstaggeringstag‧ger‧ing /ˈstæɡərɪŋ/ adjective  SURPRISEDextremely great or surprising syn amazing The cost was a staggering $10 million. The financial impact on the town was staggering.see thesaurus at surprisingstaggeringly adverb a staggeringly beautiful landscape
Examples from the Corpus
staggeringIn Newcastle, the waiting list is a staggering 10,000, with 800 families on the homeless list.Apparently, we spend a staggering £2.4 billion a year on food for our pets.He recently left Wimbledon for Manchester City for a staggering £2.5 million.A staggering $3 trillion was spent in building the U.S. nuclear arsenal.In Islington, 127,000 people registered, and there have been 75,000 summonses and a staggering 70,000 liability orders.Each washing machine cycle, for example, takes a staggering 90 litres, while flushing the toilet uses another nine.In 1988 the drop-out rate reached a staggering 92 percent.The success of Marxism in the modern world is quite staggering.The results of the survey were staggering - over half the children said that they went to school without any breakfast.Paul had been awkward, but at the promise of a staggering reward, he'd complied.a staggering rise in crimeWho knows, the evergreen Martina Navratilova may now be poised to add to her staggering total of more than 160 major titles.
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