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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
There is clear evidence that noise of this magnitude kills or perturbs marine life at every scale—from titanic whales to tiny plankton.
An oral history of Barry Bonds's titanic Yankee Stadium homer Tebow was recently called up to the High A club in Port St. Lucie.
The titanic Home Run Derby showdown the baseball world has hoped for for months is going to happen.
Jeff Patterson The Kansas City Star The titanic shot provided a 3-0 lead.
Celine, who is just 9 years old, appeared on America's Got Talent to perform Celine Dion's world-famous Titanic theme song.
The film, starring Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, was for a brief period the highest-grossing film in the U.K. (until it got pushed out by another titanic film on our list).
Giancarlo Stanton was Giancarlo Stanton, potentially dominant if healthy and good for a few titanic homers either way.
Either way, Potter gave listeners a great deal to ponder in the first of several titanic cadenzas.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of titanic
Greek titanikos of the Titans
First Known Use: 1709See Words from the same year
TITANIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of titanic for English Language Learners
: very great in size, force, or power
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Definition of titanic for Students
: enormous in size, force, or power
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