Examples of colossus in a Sentence
The building is a colossus of steel and glass.
Leonardo da Vinci remains a colossus in the history of art.
Recent Examples of colossus from the Web
Facebook has grown into a colossus in campaign spending, serving up a rich bounty of intimate data that is used to target potential voters from among its online audience of more than 200 million monthly users in the United States.
In February of 2017, still early in the industry’s resurgence, Tronox signed a merger agreement with Cristal, a competitor majority-owned by Saudi petrochemical colossus Tasnee.
The system wasn’t set up with a secretive and centrally directed colossus like China Inc. in mind.
Mousa Dembele, continuing his form off last weekend's North London Derby, was a colossus in the center.
Along the way to wiring together about a third of humanity, Facebook became an advertising colossus, forging one of the Internet's most successful businesses valued by investors at a half-trillion dollars.
Abel has steadily expanded Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a utility holding company based in Iowa, into a colossus in the energy industry.
For those inside concrete colossus - the only 200,000 people on the planet who witnessed events unfold - their quest was complete.
Amazon released the 20 finalists for its second headquarters — the $38 billion colossus HQ2 that’s expected to bring 50,000 jobs to some lucky city — and Kansas City missed the cut.
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Did You Know?
The original colossi (notice the plural form) were the larger-than-life statues made by the Greeks and Romans. The most famous of these was the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue of the sun god Helios built on the Greek island of Rhodes around 280 B.C. that was over 100 feet tall and took more than 12 years to build. The Statue of Liberty is a modern colossus, enormous and stately, at the entrance to New York Harbor. And someone who has played a colossal role in history, such as Winston Churchill, may be called a colossus as well.
COLOSSUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of colossus for English Language Learners
: a huge statue
: a very large or important person or thing
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