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- n. The quality of being vast
- n. Something vast
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being vast.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being vast; greatness; immensity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. unusual largeness in size or extent or number
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Yet this house, and the one adjoining, which also belongs to the family, are palaces in vastness, and the Countess receives me more as if I were her daughter, than a person with whom she has been acquainted but a few days.
Those who have voyaged on the ocean, know the solemn feeling and the idea of vastness which is conveyed during a calm at night, when monsters of the deep are heard far and near as they come to the surface to inhale the air, or "blow," as it is called.
Supreme Commander embraces the idea of vastness like a Park Ranger in Alaska.
She also asks you to recall the vastness of your potential and to remember the unlimited possibilities you hold within yourself.
Reduced to a joke, a historical sight gag, with their silly uniforms and shiny boots, inevitably, every last strutting, preening one of them (including George W. Bush) will matriculate through the university of higher humiliation known as the vastness of life.
Their admirably reasoned structures express as perfectly the idea of vastness, mystery, and complexity as do the Greek temples that of simplicity and monumental repose.
I lost myself in something like nirvana, grew so subject to the idea of vastness in geological time that all human desires and purposes shrivelled to ridiculous unimportance.
It indicates in its very terms the vastness of His supernatural knowledge; asserting His cognizance of the fact that _the angels in heaven did not know_ that day and hour.
But it is very fine, and gives the beholder the idea of vastness, which seems harder to attain than anything else.
This conceit singularly helps the idea of vastness, though in effect it is certainly inferior to the pastoral prettiness and rural thoughts of modern landscape gardening.