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But the F-35 has been plagued with massive delays and cost overruns—mostly due to design defects and software issues.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
It is very popular in Southeast Asia and has had massive growth.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I am being proven right about massive vaccinations” he tweeted in September.
What you see is a massive, well-intentioned, legal junk pile.
I was no longer beneath the surface of the earth but was somewhere in the massive concrete structure of the City of Berlin.City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
For his whole theory of cavalry tactics is based on the realisation that massive formations are now hopelessly out of date.Sir John French|Cecil Chisholm
Strong hands rolled the massive stone in place that barred the narrow opening.Joel: A Boy of Galilee|Annie Fellows Johnston
In the midst shone the single pure flame of a massive silver lamp, rifled from the tomb of a saint.The Mercy of Allah|Hilaire Belloc
He, too, saw among the bushes the long dark body, the massive pointed head and the glittering eyes.The Border Watch|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for massive
- (of igneous rocks) having no stratification, cleavage, etc; homogeneous
- (of sedimentary rocks) arranged in thick poorly defined strata
Word Origin for massive
Word Origin and History for massive
c.1400, from Middle French massif "bulky, solid," from Old French masse "lump" (see mass (n.1)). Related: Massively; massiveness. U.S. Cold War strategy of massive retaliation was introduced by J.F. Dulles in early 1954.