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Examples of titanic in a Sentence
They put up a titanic struggle.
The batter hit a titanic home run.
Recent Examples of titanic from the Web
Rockefeller Center would be an unrecognizable snarl of steel and concrete, its titanic statue of Prometheus — eight tons of bronze and plaster clad in gold — completely incinerated.
There may have been more titanic supporting performances.
As a fierce patrician woman on the brink of death, Jackson brings titanic power and mischievous wit to a complex character who is by turns determined yet broken, confused yet certain, angry yet ready to accept her fate.
Nola began his latest gem Saturday at Citizens Bank Park by giving up a titanic opposite-field home run to Pittsburgh Pirates leadoff man Sean Rodriguez on the second pitch of the game.
If Justice Kennedy steps down, the confirmation fight over his successor will be titanic.
The movement that takes place for all the characters involved is titanic.
On the first and only pitch by reliever Tylor Lyons in the bottom of the seventh, Christian Yelich blasted a titanic 441-foot homer off the scoreboard in center.
Icon Global previously helped sell the titanic W.T. Waggoner Ranch for $725 million in 2016.
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Did You Know?
Before becoming the name of one of the most famous ships in history, titanic referred to the Titans, a family of giants in Greek mythology who were believed to have once ruled the earth. They were subsequently overpowered and replaced by the younger Olympian gods under the leadership of Zeus. The size and power of the Titans is memorialized in the adjective titanic and in the noun titanium, a metallic element of exceptional strength that is used in the production of steel.
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, mountainous, oceanic, planetary, prodigious, super, supersize, supersized, 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;
TITANIC Defined for English Language Learners
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: very great in size, force, or power
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