The Israeli public recently got a peek at the enormity of the actual, literal price tag attached to the settlement enterprise.
It was an objective test that, for the first time, let the enormity of the drug problem in America rear its ugly head.
To look at her in tears was to behold the enormity of her loss.
Given the enormity of the Wall Street collapses of 2008, it would appear Sarbanes-Oxley was ineffective.
Considering the enormity of this crisis, no administration would be able to manage the situation without some confusion or haste.
However, we have already said our say about the enormity of the danegeld.
He turned over and closed his eyes, as if to reflect on its enormity.
Of its enormity I have already spoken; but what about its origin, its uses, and its continuance?
And with what enormity will these things then appear invested!
Seeing the evil in all its enormity, it roused itself like a strong man to shake it off.
late 15c., "transgression, crime, irregularity," from Old French énormité "extravagance, enormity, atrocity, heinous sin," from Latin enormitatem (nominative enormitas) "hugeness, vastness, irregularity," from enormis (see enormous). Meaning "extreme wickedness" in English attested from 1560s; sense of "hugeness" (1792) is etymological but probably best avoided to prevent misunderstanding.