adjective Also ep·i·cal .
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Example sentences from the Web for epic
“The Evening and the Morning,” by Ken FollettThis prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth” imagines the founding of Kingsbridge, and it’s just as transporting — and lengthy — as Follett’s earlier epic.
This year has been epic for political news, and many of its biggest story lines — the coronavirus, racial injustice and the 2020 campaign — have played out in states at least as much as they have in Washington.The Fix’s 2020 list of outstanding politics reporters to follow in every state|Natalie Jennings|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
While I didn’t enjoy the story as much, it was still excellently paced, and ended as dramatic and epic as the series ever got with a sword fight atop a burning castle wall against your lifelong enemy.
We learn that Todbaum and Sandy were once writing partners who toiled for years on an epic called “Yet Another World.”Jonathan Lethem’s ‘The Arrest’ imagines a kinder, gentler apocalypse|Ron Charles|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
That came after an epic all-nighter in a concrete office building known as “the Bunker,” where election workers wearing masks, plastic face shields and gloves sorted through the remaining absentee ballots as journalists and poll watchers looked on.‘We will not allow anyone to stop us’: Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on|Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles, Michelle Lee|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
And in the film, too, some of the most memorable scenes were the ones that were epically laugh-out-loud funny.How Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Pulled Off Their Most Dramatic Roles Yet|Kevin Fallon|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But there is something epically sad about the antithesis: the surprise disappointment.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing|Kevin Fallon|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Good lord, has the ARTPOP pop artist made that epically clear.Lady Gaga Disappoints on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (But She Tried Hard)|Kevin Fallon|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mimi takes it to church at the end with some epically satisfying praise-Jesus riffing.Mariah Carey Releases New Single ‘The Art of Letting Go’|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Action star-cum-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger has made just as many epically awesome films as he has epically terrible ones.Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films|Marlow Stern|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for epic
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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.