Origin of monumental
Examples from the Web for monumental
And for Larry Flynt, this might be a monumental opportunity to stick it to the dictator the best way he knows how.Kim Jong Un, Avert Your Eyes: Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Gets the Porn Parody Treatment|Aurora Snow|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn resulted in some monumental maneuvers by both the Patriots and the Red Coats.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You may be wondering what work of monumental consequence is contained within these gilded pages.
It was monumental, a great victory not only for Porter and the Innocence Project, but for the principle of justice.Wrongly Imprisoned for 15 Years Thanks to an Innocence Project|Jacob Siegel|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time, that was a monumental thing for the era, culturally.
On the summit of a height called Mostyn mountain, is a monumental stone denominated Maen Achwynfan (the stone of lamentation).
To have done, is to hang / Quite out of fashion, like a rusty mail, / In monumental mockery.
The gardens are quite open to the public and are set forth with clipped hedges, trees, and monumental stone work of no mean order.The Cathedrals of Northern France|Francis Miltoun
What is the use to the modern man of this “monumental” contemplation of the past, this preoccupation with the rare and classic?Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)|Friedrich Nietzsche
Science is not even secure against the temptation of the monumental menu.Fletcherism|Horace Fletcher
British Dictionary definitions for monumental
Word Origin and History for monumental
c.1600, "pertaining to a monument," from Late Latin monumentalis "pertaining to a monument," from monumentum (see monument). From 1650s in the loose sense of "vast, stupendous." Related: Monumentally.