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Below you will find the definition of vast, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
EXAMPLES - Vast in a Sentence
- I am calling a vast percentage of them uninformed. (source)
- -- "I beg to ask what you call vast-flowing vigor?" (source)
- Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the "vast unknown." (source)
- Hillary has her fight with what she calls the vast right wing conspiracy. (source)
- He was once considered part of that so - called vast right-wing conspiracy. (source)
- A so-called vast right-wing conspiracy against Democrats is said to be alive. (source)
- A. FRA.KEN: So I use the word vast a lot, but I don't say there was a conspiracy. (source)
- A. FRA.KEN: No, nor did I put -- I've used the word vast a lot in the book because ... (source)
- Do you support ending Offshore Oil Drilling moratorium in vast stretches of coastlines? (source)
- Lives ripped apartand destroyed, exiles created in vast numbers, basic services debilitated. (source)
- I am calling a vast percentage of them uninformed "Funny I feel the same way about democrats." (source)
- You could run Hitler as a dim there and they would turn out and vote for him in vast majorities. (source)
- The other rich man inherited his wealth and used it to systematically murder people in vast numbers. (source)
- But Mr. Obama stood behind his proposals, which he described as a vast improvement over the status quo. (source)
- Meanwhile some of the same pundits Hillary Clinton referred to as the vast right-wing conspiracy are at it again. (source)
- But in reality, the affection arising from the idea of vast power is extremely remote from that neutral character. (source)
- But in reality, the affection, arising from the idea of vast power, is extremely remote from that neutral character. (source)
- Saskatchewan may be described as a vast plain, quite treeless in the south, with an average elevation of 1500 feet above the sea-level. (source)
- Meanwhile, some of the same pundits Hillary Clinton referred to as the vast right-wing conspiracy are at it again, whether it's Rush Limbaugh ... (source)
- And what some are calling a vast left-wing conspiracy to influence what you see and hear in the national media -- we're going to reveal it here tonight. (source)
- But both parties have been anxious to avoid backing any proposals that might penalise what they call the vast majority of responsible, law-abiding drinkers. (source)
- The BFCRI-sponsored site has been described as a vast and impenetrable underground network, with enough food, water, and gift bags to last for several years. (source)
- One of the Clintons biggest political enemies of the 1990s considered then part of the so-called vast right wing conspiracy as he's rethinking Hillary Clinton. (source)
- So it is easier to go back and look at the Hillary health care controversy, to look at her sparring with what she calls the vast right-wing conspiracy over the years. (source)
- The English word vast is derived from the Sanskrit vas, so Vasudeva also means that vast and all-encompassing Supreme Being within whom all other beings are contained. (source)
- In the area, federal and local agents have charged more than 100 people with federal drug, weapon and immigration violations in what they are calling a vast conspiracy. (source)
- Let's remember why the phrase vast right wing conspiracy was hatched in order to cover up his incredible, felonious behavior and his behavior with an intern are totally inappropriate. (source)
- McNeil announced late Friday that it was recalling a vast portion of the pediatric medicines produced at the plant -- including popular brands such as Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. (source)
- _polynia_ -- as he calls vast expanses of water -- north of Siberia, the outskirts of which he had reached, the same in fact as that already sighted by Leontjew in 1764, and Hedenstroem in 1810. (source)
- And why the heck Bill Clinton would want to bring us back to those days -- let's remember why the phrase vast right-wing conspiracy was hatched, in order to cover up his incredible felonious behavior and his behavior with an intern, totally inappropriate. (source)
- While both deserve credit for highlighting weaknesses that others ignored, neither had much to say about the real reasons for the current state of affairs, namely the vast amount of speculation that took place in the financial world linked to home mortgages. (source)
- That's what aides call the vast high-ceilinged chamber where Bloomberg, the onetime trader, has set up a kind of bond-firm boiler room, so he and his deputies can munch on bagels and coffee and shout over low walls the way traders might issue orders to buy or sell. (source)
- Hutten had little or none of Luther's religious fervor, but he could not find colors too dark in which to picture to his countrymen the greed of the papal curia, which he described as a vast den, to which everything was dragged which could be filched from the Germans. (source)
- The administration of former President George W. Bush launched the W.O complaint last December, challenging what it called a vast number of Chinese central, provincial and local government subsidies aimed at boosting exports of Chinese "famous brand" goods around the world. (source)
- In short, of all the seventeen booksellers, only one has vouchsafed even to read my tales; and he -- a literary dabbler himself, I should judge -- has the impertinence to criticise them, proposing what he calls vast improvements, and concluding ... that he will not be concerned on any terms .... (source)
- In short, of all the seventeen booksellers, only one has vouchsafed even to read my tales; and he -- a literary dabbler himself, I should judge -- has the impertinence to criticise them, proposing what he calls vast improvements, and concluding, after a general sentence of condemnation, with the definitive assurance that he will not be concerned on any terms .... (source)
- ` ` In short, of all the seventeen booksellers, only one has vouchsafed even to read my tales; and he -- a literary dabbler himself, I should judge -- has the impertinence to criticise them, proposing what he calls vast improvements, and concluding, after a general sentence of condemnation, with the definitive assurance that he will not be concerned on any terms. '' (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "vast" 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 45 synonyms for vast.
all-inclusive, ample, astronomical, big, boundless, broad, capacious, colossal, comprehensive, detailed, endless, enormous, eternal, expanded, extensive, far-flung, far-reaching, forever, giant, gigantic, great, huge, illimitable, immeasurable, immense, infinite, limitless, mammoth, massive, measureless, monstrous, monumental, never-ending, prodigious, prolonged, spacious, spread-out, stretched-out, sweeping, titanic, tremendous, unbounded, unlimited, voluminous, widespread
We have 17 antonyms for vast.
bounded, calculable, ending, finite, insignificant, limited, little, miniature, minute, narrow, restricted, short, small, teeny, tiny, trivial, unimportant
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of vast from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Very great in size, number, amount, or quantity.
- (adjective) Very great in area or extent; immense.
- (adjective) Very great in degree or intensity. See Synonyms at enormous.
- (noun) Archaic An immense space.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Very large or wide (literally or figuratively).
- (adjective) Very great in size, amount, degree, intensity, or especially extent.
- (noun) A vast space.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Waste; desert; desolate; lonely.
- (adjective) Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous.
- (adjective) Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount.
- (adjective) Very great in force; mighty.
- (adjective) Very great in importance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wide and vacant or unoccupied; waste; desolate; lonely.
- (None) Being of great extent or size; very spacious or large; enormous; massive; immense.
- (None) Very great in quantity, number, or amount.
- (None) Very great as to degree, intensity, difficulty of accomplishment, importance, etc.; mighty: used also in exaggerated colloquial speech, being much affected in the eighteenth century.
- (None) Synonyms Spacious.
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