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Examples of prodigious in a Sentence
Graceful afield and afoot in his youth, he bullied into a prodigious slugger in his final years. —Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated, 28 July 2003
She had what was known in those days as a hollow leg, meaning she was able to drink prodigious amounts of liquor without getting drunk, or so she thought. —Vanity Fair, July 2000
… Isaac [Newton] was allowed to resume at Grantham and go on to Cambridge, where … he was to remain for nearly thirty-five secluded, prodigious years. —John Updike, New Yorker, 30 Mar. 1998
stage magicians performing prodigious feats for rapt audiences
a prodigious supply of canned food kept in the basement for emergencies
Recent Examples of prodigious from the Web
Winfrey interviewed the eight-year-old Alston-Buck in 1978, when Winfrey was a reporter for WJZ and Alston-Buck had developed a local reputation as a prodigious young reader.
A final word about the prodigious throw of 74 feet, 3 3/4 inches that former Barlow HIgh star Ryan Crouser unloaded to win the USATF Outdoor shot title.
The best outfielders who qualified for the batting title with a strikeout rate higher than 27.3 percent were ones who were able to reach base with some walks and flashed prodigious power numbers.
Along the way, Amazon built a prodigious IT business, running out of a worldwide network of data centers.
Drug treatment has been a centerpiece of Trone’s prodigious charitable giving.
But relativity is only one part of Einstein’s prodigious legacy.
Including remixes by Grammy-winning electronic artist RAC, St. Lucia’s Nick Paul, and Jeffrey Brodsky, the new release gives fans a chance to see the developing dimensions of the prodigious trumpeter and singer.
Mandel, who has a reputation as a prodigious fundraiser, has been raising money for months, and has a grassroots campaign organization with chairs in all 88 Ohio counties.
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Synonym Discussion of prodigious
PRODIGIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prodigious for English Language Learners
: amazing or wonderful : very impressive
: very big
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