Which only shows how small the vastest of human catastrophes may seem, at a distance of a few million miles.
Ignorance and poverty are the vastest of the Negro problems.
This selection gave the local postmaster, who was also possessed of grim humour, the vastest entertainment.
It is one of the vastest and most significant of all human facts.
The vastest of those caverns is in the center; and into it four main rivers ebb, to spring out again.
I venerate the law, and especially our system of law, as one of the vastest products of the human mind.
His purpose was the vastest that any human soul has grasped; and he gave himself to it with all the power of his nature.
The vastest river system in the world, it shows in its various parts great contrasts.
To judge by the little which the traveller is permitted to see, this establishment is on the vastest scale and perfectly managed.
From here we obtain what is without doubt the vastest and most awe-inspiring view readily accessible to tourists.
1570s, from Middle French vaste, from Latin vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness.