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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
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.
SIO scientists have taken on the gargantuan task of collecting coral reef data from 100 tropical islands around the world for to understand how reefs are adapting to the rapidly changing planet and what the future holds for these important habitats.
Pate prefers lots of greenery and small accent flowers instead of gargantuan blooms.
Set alongside the gargantuan, horrifically mesmerizing personality of Trump, the charisma and energy of Macron, the steadfastness and longevity of Merkel, even the scariness of Putin, our politics comes over as being somewhat piddling by comparison.
Chinese companies poured a record $14.6 billion of foreign direct investment into Southeast Asia in 2015, almost double from the previous year and a gargantuan leap from $156 million a decade ago, according to Maybank Kim Eng Holdings Ltd.
The pre-opening outings let trainers practice guiding gargantuan orcas through movements meant to sync up with National Geographic-style video displayed on a new infinity, high-definition screen.
Stellar black holes differ in several ways from their gargantuan cousins in the center of galaxies.
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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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