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[ vast-nis ]


  1. the fact or quality of being very great in extent, size, degree, amount, etc.; immensity or hugeness:

    Given the vastness of the country, improved infrastructure will have to precede any economic development.

    I was awestruck by the sheer vastness of her knowledge on the subject.

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  • su·per·vast·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of vastness1

First recorded in 1600–10; vast ( def ) + -ness ( def )
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Example Sentences

Here, I can actually see what the entire valley looks like, far more vast and cavernous than even my imagination allowed.

The new structure will apply to the “vast majority” of developers who charge for apps and in-app purchases on Apple’s devices, the company said.

From Fortune

The Ozone Project’s vast first-party data trove promises advertisers a high degree of targeting and the combined reach of campaigns across all publishers is competitive with Facebook or Google.

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Intricate branches extend from their bodies, buried deep in the skin, to a vast area of the hand.

Manufacturing and distributing these vaccines would be a vast undertaking at the best of times, let alone when the world’s economies and supply chains are already reeling from the pandemic.

These sculptures all around the city make the vastness almost like a treasure hunt!

His artwork is heavily influenced by the vastness of the big, open sky.

I was either looking down at my notebook or out at the vastness of the site, which itself felt completely arbitrary.

There is a secret, complicated, and self-defeating vastness to it.

Where vastness once signaled bounty, it gives off now a whiff—and sometimes more than that—of excess, of self-indulgence.

Of the vastness of the households with which these grands seigneurs surrounded themselves, enough has already been said.

From without––from the vastness of sea and night––came a confused and distant wail, as of the lamentation of a multitude.

Our solar system is thus very isolated in the vastness of Infinitude.

Nor did the threat stay out in the vastness between the planets.

And the greater crowd which would be gathered there by the end of the first week would carry off the vastness of the preparations.


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