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Examples of gargantuan in a Sentence
a creature of gargantuan proportions
people seem to be buying ever more gargantuan SUVs these days
Recent Examples of gargantuan from the Web
One of the most important girl groups of the 1960's, the Shirelles formed as a quartet of high school friends and ended up becoming a gargantuan influence on the early female contributors to the American rock scene.
For the head: Gaultier served up gargantuan fur Russian chapkas that competed with wooly bobble hats in blue and white.
Powerball ticket sales fell off rather sharply — there were no gargantuan jackpots.
And a black cape with fuchsia floral embroideries was conceived by the fashion legend in gargantuan proportions — visually overpowering the model's body.
This gargantuan burger has a beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, a fried chicken cutlet and a hash brown—a whopping 1,200 calories’ worth of food.
Starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Steven Yeun, Okja tells the tale of the Super Pig, a gargantuan swine engineered by an agrochemical giant to feed a greedy world that's gobbling its way through the food supply.
The Soviet Union did not just fail to protect human rights, but rather was a killing machine of gargantuan proportions.
Carl said the project is substantially different than the gargantuan Walmart distribution center announced last year, which will enclose more than 2 million square feet and handle shipments of goods coming in through the Port of Mobile.
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Did You Know?
Gargantua is the name of a giant king in François Rabelais's 16th-century satiric novel Gargantua. All of the details of Gargantua's life befit a giant. He rides a colossal mare whose tail switches so violently that it fells the entire forest of Orleans. He has an enormous appetite - in one memorable incident, he inadvertently swallows five pilgrims while eating a salad. The scale of everything connected with Gargantua gave rise to the adjective "gargantuan," which since Shakespeare's time has been used of anything of tremendous size or volume.
Origin and Etymology of gargantuan
First Known Use: 1596See Words from the same year
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Definition of gargantuan for English Language Learners
: very large in size or amount
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