the quality or state of being important, notable, or distinguished:The goal is to inspire students to achieve greatness by taking risks, working hard, and pushing their limits.The town is considered an important historical landmark, and is known primarily for its architectural greatness and venerable history.
the quality or state of being powerful or intense:Those who are deemed incurable by reason of the greatness of their crimes are banished and never allowed to return.
the quality or state of being large in size, stature, number, etc.:The ancient stone walls, towering close to 200 feet high, impress with their greatness.
- o·ver·great·ness, noun
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How to use greatness in a sentence
These types of common digital learning tools are increasingly great at making educators’ jobs easier.Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise? | Walter Thompson | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
They add a great layer of protection to your machine, and you don’t have to worry as much about driving over brush, small trees, and alders.
Overall, it’s a great option for professionals and journalers.
There’s no greater reward in life than making it on your own.Snowflake CEO: Doubling of stock price after IPO reflects ‘frothy’ market | Aaron Pressman | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
These are a great option if you want pencils that are always sharp and require no pencil sharpening.
He appeared to understand however belatedly that he was in the presence of another kind of greatness.
The seedlings of his potential greatness as a leader are sprinkled throughout it.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person | Michael Tomasky | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But hopefully the greatness of the series will be memorialized, too.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble | Kevin Fallon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hershel also believes that a higher power has destined Rick for greatness.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero | Regina Lizik | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
King had accomplished much, but his greatness was already behind him.Tavis Smiley Humanely Chronicles MLK’s Sad Last Year | Scott Porch | October 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is the only point in which one sees Liszt's sense of his own greatness; otherwise his manner is remarkably unassuming.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
According to the greatness of their work, is their visitation also: they shall lead them to the torrent of the willows.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
We suddenly realized that after all the greatness and strength of a nation is made up of the men and women who compose it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Moreover, he was suddenly obsessed with the belief that if he had greatness in him England alone held its magnet.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
And would some measure of great success won on those lines stir the dormant greatness in him?Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton