Cage said he and his cat, Lewis, would let loose with mushrooms and then have epically long staring contests in his bedroom.
Action star-cum-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has made just as many epically awesome films as he has epically terrible ones.
In an era of epically wrong financial predictions, boisterous Jim Cramer's declaration that "Bear Stearns is not in trouble!"
But rival Sharron Angle also ran an epically terrible campaign, one that comes with a sidesplitting blooper reel for the DVD.
And in the film, too, some of the most memorable scenes were the ones that were epically laugh-out-loud funny.
We get to watch the Rachel McAdams and Jennifer Anistons of the world get epically kissed on an annual basis.
Why our relationship with the Afghan Army is like an epically bad divorce.
Good lord, has the ARTPOP pop artist made that epically clear.
Mimi takes it to church at the end with some epically satisfying praise-Jesus riffing.
1580s, perhaps via Middle French épique or directly from Latin epicus, from Greek epikos, from epos "word, story, poem," from PIE *wekw- "to speak" (see voice). Extended sense of "grand, heroic" first recorded in English 1731. The noun meaning "an epic poem" is first recorded 1706.
A long narrative poem written in elevated style, in which heroes of great historical or legendary importance perform valorous deeds. The setting is vast in scope, covering great nations, the world, or the universe, and the action is important to the history of a nation or people. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are some great epics from world literature, and two great epics in English are Beowulf and Paradise Lost.
Note: Figuratively, any task of great magnitude may be called “epic,” as in an “epic feat” or an “epic undertaking.”