Sen. John McCain spoke reverently of the man he had earlier tweeted was “a great mentor” and “one of the giants.”
All too quickly, of course, they are supplanted by giants, wizards, magical buses, and flying brooms.
It may be successful now, but the winds of change could suddenly engulf it as they have the giants of print.
You're not a huge fan but you're mildly for (say) the giants.
Like her sister, who has sung the National Anthem at giants games, Rooney began getting work almost as soon as she arrived.
Some gentleman pointed to the city of Tchernievtjee as a source of good giants.
Some of their descendants are living now, but they are dwarfs, while their ancestors were giants.
The top spun up to the little Judge, wedged his head in between the giants' shoulders, and asked a question.
"I am Vafthrudner, the wisest of the giants," said the one who was riding on the Stag.
In northern mythology the giants eat apples to keep off old age.
c.1300, from Old French geant, earlier jaiant (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *gagantem (nominative gagas), from Latin gigas "giant," from Greek gigas (genitive gigantos), one of a race of savage beings, sons of Gaia and Uranus, eventually destroyed by the gods, probably from a pre-Greek language. Replaced Old English ent, eoten, also gigant. The Greek word was used in Septuagint to refer to men of great size and strength, hence the expanded use in modern languages. Of very tall persons from 1550s; of persons who have any quality in extraordinary degree, from 1530s.
In þat tyme wer here non hauntes Of no men bot of geauntes. [Wace's Chronicle, c.1330]