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Below you will find the definition of immense, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
EXAMPLES - Immense in a Sentence
- This room was very large -- it might be called immense (source)
- They are able to sustain immense variations of pressure. (source)
- For the moment, he can't play, and the racket is immense from the unhappy. (source)
- We need only recall the immense variations they offer within the mammal class. (source)
- The upper class of the Chinese merchants live in immense houses within walled gardens. (source)
- Recalling the immense sacrifices of the Mozambican people as the stood with us, it gives (source)
- Its sand is not level, but forms a series of swellings which recall immense waves of water. (source)
- Recalling the immense sacrifices of the Mozambican people as the stood with us, it gives South (source)
- And he had what is called immense personal charm, and loved his little grand-daughter devotedly. (source)
- The kids go and get help from the parents who stand their oblivious to the kid in immense amount of pain. (source)
- The Abbe was the first to fix his eye on the remote destinies of the race and name immense periods of time. (source)
- And Harpootlian expressed what he called his immense disappointment with the way the Clintons have run the campaign. (source)
- I am told they give the most nauseating draughts, in immense quantities, to their patients two or three quarts at a time. (source)
- This odd bathos between the particular and the immense is clear to us in tawdry pop songs and moments of solitary sublimity (source)
- "Not your great big one!" cried Ned, recalling the immense electric lantern that had so aided in capturing the Canadian smugglers. (source)
- Now'recalling the immense magical power of the red dragons-his little spells were puny, worth less than the sand on his clawed feet. (source)
- Fleda stood and looked at it then, in immense satisfaction, seeing that her uncle's eye would miss nothing of its accustomed gratification. (source)
- Nothing could better convey the idea of immense and incalculable age than the hoary beard and venerable appearance of this monarch of the woods. (source)
- But I also give McCain immense credit for his by all accounts genuine refusal to demonize critics of the war (or any other of his political opponents). (source)
- His old arse left us in immense debt while he rode away in the sunset - teetering on senility and his handlers kept that fact from the voting electorate. (source)
- Africans drink it in immense quantities: in Unyamwezi the standing bedsteads, covered with bark-slabs, are all made sloping so as to drain off the liquor. (source)
- Sturgeon and salmon are caught in immense quantities on these coasts; the fisheries of the sturgeon are in the hands of Russians, who rent them from the Persian (source)
- Billy Eckstein, who snatched Sarah up when he started his first band, discusses in glowing terms her immense talent and her influence in the evolution of be-bop. (source)
- He immediately took formal possession of the country, to which he gave the name of Louisiana, and called the immense river which he had just discovered the St. Louis. (source)
- The strides modern medicine has made can only be called immense, as this book shows how far treatment has come in diabetes, a disease with ever-increasing prevalence in our time. (source)
- My correspondence was immense from the number of posts, and having to carry on a war over a vast extent of thinly populated country, and in peace to defend a frontier of 140 miles. (source)
- The total expenses of these works may never have been exactly known, but they must have been immense, that is certain, and have even been estimated at as much as one billion francs. (source)
- The man, in immense fear of the (blatantly proven) vicious nature of his in-law's family, did his best to conceal the facts, and when they viciously attacked anyway, fled their wrath. (source)
- They recalled the immense eyes, the dozens of greedy tentacles, the feigned repose -- and how all at once: it embraced, clung, crushed and sucked, all without one wink of its monstrous eyes. (source)
- They are majestic, and even awful, when contemplated in a proper mood, yet, by their breadth of base and the long ridges which support them, give the idea of immense bulk rather than of towering height. (source)
- Like some other far-famed idols, it was believed to have fallen from heaven (Ac 19: 35), and models of it were not only sold in immense numbers to private persons, but set up for worship in other cities [Howson]. (source)
- This is by no means wholly due to the new social services, but to other things as well in immense variety -- research and development of all kinds, assistance for commerce, agriculture, fisheries -- and much more. (source)
- Our Heads of State recalled the immense hope that our peoples had at the dawning of the new millennium for greater peace and stability and for the positive possibilities of globalisation to benefit all of humanity. (source)
- At a distance of thirty-four years, during which three great revolutions have taken place, none but elderly persons can recall the immense excitement produced in Europe by the abduction of a senator of the French Empire. (source)
- But of course, the one-time tax break for bringing corporate earnings back from overseas (5% as opposed to the usual 30+%) brought in immense amounts, as did the tax break for heavy equipment purchases which was also one-time. (source)
- Before the smoke of the battle had cleared away we had called immense meetings and passed vigorous resolutions, thanking the lovers of liberty who had favored us with their suffrages, and pledging ourselves anew to the conflict. (source)
- I have two sons, one of three years and means and one of seven months, knowledge that only a small cold them can hit makes badly me star, this renders me the pain immense that can have tried the parents of that child who did not have no guilt. (source)
- The sea is close behind the house; and is so near a neighbor that, during the last high tides, the waves rose in immense sheets of foam, and fell over a high wall opposite our chamber windows: it also flowed into the house in front, and kept us close prisoners. (source)
- This room was very large, -- it might be called immense, -- and it was on the first floor; which means it was in the second story, for in Europe the houses are so high that they do not count the first story, else they would get tired climbing before they got to the top. (source)
- India are described as immense in size, with large cabins for the officers and their families, vegetable gardens growing on board, and crews of as many as a thousand men; but they had sails of matted reed that could not be lowered, and their timbers were loosely fastened together with pegs and withes. (source)
- But side by side with that history of inflation from the infinitesimal to the immense is another development, the change year by year from the shabby impecuniosity of the Camden Town lodging to the lavish munificence of the Crest Hill marble staircase and my aunt's golden bed, the bed that was facsimiled from Fontainebleau. (source)
- The few skulls and other fragments of skeletons now preserved to us also indicate that our old master and his contemporaries much resembled in shape and build the Australian black fellows, though their foreheads were lower and more receding, while their front teeth still projected in huge fangs, faintly recalling the immense canines of the male gorilla. (source)
- Refugees from isolated villages swarmed to Kumbum for safety, and soon, as a result of the overcrowding, diphtheria and smallpox were raging, while food, fodder, and everything had risen to such exhorbitant prices that beggars were added in immense crowds to the already existing number, occupying every cave and stable, in fact, every available corner they could find. (source)
- Largely provided, how one can scarcely imagine, with money, men, and material of war, the Federal hosts have hitherto been practically without a leader; they did not have the fortune to possess a chief who could develop their capabilities, and their numerous battalions have proved but a cumbrous and unmanageable machine; their ranks have been recruited in immense numbers only to swell the lists of the slaughtered. (source)
- In the midst of a fine glen of renovated cornfields, he was met by a courier from Sir Roger Kirkpatrick, with information that the Northumbrians, being apprised of King Edward's approach, were assembling in immense bodies; and having crossed the Debateable Land in the night, had driven Sir Eustace Maxwell, with great loss, into Carlaveroch; and though harassed by Kirkpatrick himself, were ravaging the country as far as Dumfries. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "immense" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 34 synonyms for immense.
barn door, boundless, brobdingnagian, colossal, elephantine, endless, enormous, eternal, extensive, giant, gigantic, great, gross, huge, humongous, illimitable, immeasurable, infinite, interminable, jumbo, limitless, mammoth, massive, measureless, mighty, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, stupendous, super, titanic, tremendous, unbounded, vast
We have 19 antonyms for immense.
bounded, calculable, common, ending, finite, insignificant, limited, little, measurable, miniature, minute, narrow, ordinary, restricted, short, small, teeny, tiny, unimportant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of immense from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Extremely large; huge.
- (adjective) Of boundless or immeasurable size or extent. See Synonyms at enormous.
- (adjective) Informal Surpassingly good; excellent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) huge, gigantic, very large
- (adjective) supremely good
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Immeasurable; unlimited. In commonest use: Very great; vast; huge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) So great as to be beyond measurement; immeasurable; limitless; boundless; incomprehensible.
- (None) Of vast extent, bulk, or quantity; very great; huge; inordinate: as, an immense territory; an immense sum; an immense eater (a colloquial expression).
- (None) Very good or fine; very striking, attractive, or interesting.
- (None) Synonyms and Excessive, etc. See enormous.
- (noun) Infinite space; immensity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope