- prodigal son,
- prodromal stage
Origin of prodigious
Examples from the Web for prodigiously
Lola, California is a startling novel, as prodigiously smart as it is technically proficient.
As regards virtue, one must be prodigiously virtuous to dare to say the truth.Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary|Voltaire
It is prodigiously efficacious in putting a bright face upon a bad matter.Sketches and Studies|Nathaniel Hawthorne
I must observe, that not only we, but all our caravan, were prodigiously disappointed by the reception we met with.
Word Origin for prodigious
1550s, "ominous," from Middle French prodigieux and directly from Latin prodigiosus "strange, wonderful, marvelous, unnatural," from prodigium (see prodigy). Meaning "vast, enormous" is from c.1600. Related: Prodigiously; prodigiosity.