adjective Also ep·i·cal .
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Example sentences from the Web for epic
Director Amma Asante and a knockout ensemble cast led by Gugu Mbatha-Raw tackled complex themes of race, class and gender and tell a moving story that combines intimate details and epic historical sweep.
I wrote an epic cover story that detailed the many perks of being a Googler.The complaints of the entitled workers of Silicon Valley|Adam Lashinsky|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Despite an epic global pandemic and an unprecedented reckoning with systemic racism, AB 5 is still in the running for the biggest story in Sacramento.Sacramento Report: 3 Takeaways From a Wild Legislative Session|Sara Libby|September 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Over the millennium and a half since the sixth-century ballad was first recorded, Mulan has been the star of plays, of prose epics, of silent movies and children’s picture books and operas and Communist propaganda films.The history of Mulan, from a 6th-century ballad to the live-action Disney movie|Constance Grady|September 4, 2020|Vox
Childs, who has been pacing himself as the series progresses, explains that his approach to a series like The Crown, which he compares to an “epic novel,” has to differ from how he treats a two-hour feature film.How Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ achieves its look—even as each season evolves|radmarya|August 29, 2020|Fortune
Neil deGrasse Tyson weighed in on what the epic film got wrong and right.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That corruption, says Stafford Smith, provided the opportunity for a “frame-up of epic proportions.”Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had aspired to construct an epic figure after visiting the pyramids and sphinxes of Egypt in 1855.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He now finds himself at the epic center of a firestorm having earlier been caught on camera throwing “liquids” at the police.
The West trades on its iconography, and many writers satisfy the hunger for that epic, legendary place.
On his foundation all mankind will build; through his discovery all will be aided; by his epic all will be uplifted.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
This simple tale is told in twelve cantos; it aims to be an epic, and in its external form is such.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
Much, very much, is epic invention, unverkennbar das werk der Dichter (p. 328).Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
The future epic of the world rests not with those near dead, but with those that are alive, and those that are coming into life.
Dushyanta has been saved by the poet from his epic shabbiness; it may be doubted whether more has been done.
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Cultural definitions for epic
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.