Examples of mountainous in a Sentence
the seemingly mountainous obstacles he had to overcome while growing up
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Next the coalition will have to move into the mountainous highlands, where the Houthis enjoy more support.
Mohammad Ayaz Khan, the top administrator in North Waziristan, says Hamidullah Khan's vehicle was ambushed in a mountainous area late Friday night, and that a fourth guard is missing.
After two full days of exploration in Tokyo, the group traveled to the nearby mountainous town of Hakone via coach, just over an hour outside the city.
The cost to put lines underground is about $1 million per mile to start, and much more in mountainous areas.
Normally limited to a remote mountainous area of the country, the bacterial disease spread to the capital, Antananarivo, and other cities after one man contracted it in the hinterlands and took a commuter minibus through the capital to the coast.
The land demands of its inhabitants a specific adaptability to mountainous areas.
Kabul had fallen three years earlier, but Al Qaeda’s leadership had found refuge in the mountainous border areas, and Pakistani intelligence was quietly supporting the Taliban.
Her great grandfather, Anselmo Minato, emigrated from the mountainous northern Italian town of Asolo in 1916.
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astronomical (also astronomic), bumper, colossal, cosmic (also cosmical), elephantine, enormous, galactic, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, grand, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, king-size (or king-sized), leviathan, mammoth, massive, mega, mighty, monster, monstrous, monumental, oceanic, planetary, prodigious, super, supersize, supersized, titanic, tremendous, vast, vasty, walloping, whacking, whopping;
bantam, bitty, diminutive, infinitesimal, little bitty, micro, microminiature, microscopic (also microscopical), midget, miniature, minuscule, minute, pocket, pygmy, teensy, teensy-weensy, teeny, teeny-weeny, tiny, wee;
big, bulky, considerable, extensive, good, goodly, great, gross, handsome, hefty, hulking, largish, major, outsize (also outsized), overgrown, oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, voluminous;
MOUNTAINOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mountainous for English Language Learners
: having many mountains
: extremely large
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