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big beast

(informal) an important or powerful person
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  • With a quick, cat-like motion of his great claw, the big beast had ripped some skin from the boy's outstretched hand.

  • Polish off the frontispiece of this big beast of a daddy of yours a little!

    Cuore (Heart) Edmondo De Amicis
  • He knew the bear well, from patient, secret observation when the big beast little imagined himself observed.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
  • So would you if youd been overboard with that big beast in the water alongside of you knocking you down, responded Frank.

  • On came the big beast, now and then opening its huge mouth, as Joe could see in the light that was beginning to break.

  • He talks that Indian gibberish to the old Rajah, and the big beast follows him about like a lamb.

    Glyn Severn's Schooldays George Manville Fenn
  • Then, at the command of his master, he wheeled, and the rider gave the big beast a smart punch with his lance.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • It gave me a strange feeling to have this big beast following and watching me so closely and cautiously.

    The Grizzly Enos A. Mills
  • Luckily, a cruel dig of her spurs in the horse's side brought the big beast to his senses.

  • What, that big beast that looks as if it was made of india-rubber, with long whiskers and a sort of fish-tail?

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