Origin of enormous
Examples from the Web for enormous
After all, we have constructed Fortress America at enormous cost.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"We live on enormous territory, our eyes have different shapes, we believe in different religions," she said.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has not changed his view in prison despite the enormous pressure exerted on him by the regime.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That had to give them an enormous reservoir of moral strength and solace.
A smirking Ramone is shown wearing both a CBGB shirt and heavy gold chains, posing next to an enormous boombox.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They live only in the library, as the rest is so enormous to light and heat.Letters of a Diplomat's Wife|Mary King Waddington
The volume of the Rjukan fall is enormous, its height very considerable, and its roar deafening.Ticket No. "9672"|Jules Verne
He wore an enormous broad-brimmed hat and emerald-green earrings, and looked considerably younger than his eldest son, Francesco.New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
The enormous grant which had been made at the outset for three years was already spent and a fresh supply had to be granted.History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)|John Richard Green
A quarter of an hour after that, Blangin reappeared, holding a lantern and an enormous bunch of keys in his hands.Within an Inch of His Life|Emile Gaboriau
Word Origin for enormous
Meaning "extraordinary in size" is attested from 1540s; original sense of "outrageous" is more clearly preserved in enormity. Earlier in same sense was enormyous (mid-15c.). Related: Enormously.