\ ˈva-stē How to pronounce vasty (audio) \

Definition of vasty

: vast call spirits from the vasty deep— William Shakespeare

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Examples of vasty in a Sentence

the days when intrepid explorers sailed the vasty deep in small vessels
Recent Examples on the Web But in room after room, the vasty majority of the objects were mute and meaningless, and only those that somehow referenced other periods of crisis spoke with clarity. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2020 The Globe reports that Breggin spent most of Monday morning painting a vasty different picture of Carter than the one presented by prosecutors last week. Chris Harris,, 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of vasty

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vasty

vast entry 1 + -y entry 1

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“Vasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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