Examples of staggering in a Sentence
The storm caused a staggering amount of damage.
the staggering scope of the new construction on campus
Recent Examples of staggering from the Web
THE HIT LIST A heartbreaking restaurant of staggering genius Video People used to come to Charleston to ogle the pastel mansions with the pretty side porches.
BETTING: A staggering 95 percent of the tickets (and 85 percent of the money) are on McGregor (now at the William Hill chain of sports books).
According to Cowen & Company, a staggering 42 percent of American airline pilots will retire over the next decade, approximately 22,000 in total.
UC Health’s community benefits reports – annual statements, required under the ACA, on how much care hospital systems give away or subsidize – illustrate the staggering amounts of money potentially involved.
Trump has talked about sharply restricting H-1Bs, and this year, for the first time, the number of applications dropped a staggering 16 percent as companies prepared for Trump's immigration cutbacks.
McDonnell acknowledged the staggering expectations that had been heaped upon his program, expectations not lessened but in fact compounded by the defeats of recent years.
This three-hour walk comes with staggering views of Mont Blanc, glaciers, and wildflowers — and a fraction of the Aiguille du Midi crowds.
In two decades as the sales boss at Airbus SE, John Leahy has racked up a staggering $1 trillion-plus in orders ranging from diminutive A318s that list for about $75 million up to the double-decker A380, with a price tag topping $400 million.
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First Known Use of staggering
Synonymsamazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, awful, eye-opening, fabulous, miraculous, portentous, prodigious, marvelous, stunning, stupendous, sublime, surprising, wonderful, wondrous
Related Wordsincomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; extraordinary, phenomenal, rare, sensational, spectacular; singular, uncommon, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, remarkable; impressive, smashing, striking; mind-bending, mind-blowing, mind-boggling; animating, energizing, enlightening, enlivening, exciting, galvanizing, invigorating, stimulating; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, entertaining, enthralling, fascinating, interesting
Near Antonymsunimpressive, uninspiring, unremarkable; boring, dull, jading, monotonous, tedious, tiring, uninspired, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying; common, customary, mundane, normal, ordinary, typical, unexceptional, usual; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
STAGGERING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of staggering for English Language Learners
: very large, shocking, or surprising
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