from The Century Dictionary.

  • Stupendous.

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  • adjective obsolete Stupendous.


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  • IV., crossing in a litter the "stupendious" Mont Cenis, pacing the

    In a Green Shade A Country Commentary

  • Places they are more stupendious, yet not so as to disoblige the Eye with any rude Assent, or disagreeable Sterility; for they are well garnish'd with Intervals of Woods, Corn, and some Pasturage.


  • In the middest of this admirable and stupendious Court, there was set out a maruellous perfuming vessel, not so much for the excellent and perfecte substaunce thereof, which was pure and fine golde: but for the conspicuous, rare, and auncient fashion of the base, standing vpon three

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • To what purpose were erected those stupendious Structures, entituled _The

    The Lives of the Most Famous English Poets (1687)

  • Fidelium_ or Essays, wherein grow trees of more than two foote diameter, besides cypresse, myrtils, lentiscs, and other rare shrubs, which serve to nestle and pearch all sorts of birds, who have an ayre and place enough under their ayrie canopy, supported with huge iron worke stupendious for its fabrick and the charge.

    Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa With Sixteen Illustrations In Colour By William Parkinson And Sixteen Other Illustrations, Second Edition

  • Wall, when we hove in sight of it we see the high towers that riz up above it some distance off, with flags a-comin 'kinder out of it on both sides, some like a stupendious pump, with handles on both sides and red table-cloths a-hangin' over 'em, but immense -- immense in height.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • The most stupendious, the most impressive work of art that wuz ever wrought by man.

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • "But his waking mind in hydeous dreames did oft see wondrous shapes Of bodies strange, and huge in growth, and of stupendious makes."

    Captain John Smith

  • I think equally as high as Mount St. Helines but it's distance being much greater than that of the latter, so great a portion of it dose not appear above the range of mountains which lie betwen boath those stupendious mountains and this point of view. like mount St. Heleans it's figure is a regular cone and is covered with eternal snow.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • Whether I hit him or no, I cannot tell; but he made towards the shore, and the noise of my gun increased the stupendious noise of the monsters.

    The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)


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