The literary world he helped found and nurture, and whose landscape he bestrode like the colossus he was—that world is gone.
And Bishop, colossus, Warpath, Blink, Sunspot, Quiksilver, Stryker and Havoc will all be there too.
He was a colossus and, frankly, irreplaceable—artistically and in my heart.
When he brought the idea of the colossus to America, the Civil War had ended just six years earlier.
And it is an unfamiliar one for the current generations of American who have known only one reality of America the colossus.
The accounts of the height of the colossus of Rhodes differ slightly, but all agree in making it 105 English feet.
If to have enemies is a measure of greatness, then you must be a colossus, indeed, Prince.
The North End Works should not be a monster with two heads, but a colossus with one head with my head.
And here we may break off to consider the colossus, as he has been called.
Before Col. —— could "realize the situation," he was in the attitude of the colossus of Rhodes.
"gigantic statue," late 14c., from Latin colossus "a statue larger than life," from Greek kolossos "gigantic statue," of unknown origin, used by Herodotus of giant Egyptian statues, and used by Romans of the bronze Apollo at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes. Figurative sense of "any thing of awesome greatness or vastness" is from 1794.