Do we say enormous or huge

enormous 3815 occurrences

One may imagine the dismay with which the agricultural residents of these ancient houses saw their beautiful fields at the bottom of the hill, covered in a few days, or even hours, by enormous quantities of coarse gravel brought down from the steep slopes of Picol after some driving rainstorm.

In any case I believe that the enormous cost of its construction shows that it was probably intended for religious rather than military purposes.

Speculation has now almost ceased in consequence of the enormous number of books published, which makes it difficult for a bookseller to keep a large stock of any single work, and renders the life of a new book so precarious that the demand for it may at any moment come to a sudden stop.

She did not seem to see very well, in spite of her enormous spectacles; for she took no notice of the chair, and remained standing in the middle of the floor.

On my right lay an enormous collection of bricks (houses I could not call them; for, seen from the ship, they resembled only a pile of ruins); on my left, the romantic shore of New Jersey.

When I left the town it was with the stage-coach, an obvious source of protection against glaring and enormous violence.

I have a right at least to expect your compliance with this requisition; and, upon that condition, I pardon the enormous impropriety and guilt with which you have conducted yourself to me and my family.

It has a practical and constructive air, it deals with impressively enormous amounts of tangible property, it rests with a comforting effect of solidity upon assumptions that are at once doubtful and desirable.

And, as I say, it deals with enormous amounts of tangible property.

Let me admit the enormous value, the wonder of its results in mechanics, in all the physical sciences, in chemistry, even in physiologybut what is its value beyond that?

But modern conditions conspire to put a heavy handicap upon parentage and an enormous premium upon the partial or complete evasion of offspring, and that is where the clue to the trouble lies.

It seems incapable of imagining how enormous are the untried possibilities of research.

Enormous things were no doubt done in the nineteenth century in many fields of knowledge, but all that was done was out of all proportion petty in comparison with what might have been done.

Suppose there is no People at all, but only enormous, differentiating millions of men.

The voters, you will find, will return certain favourites, A and B and C and D let us call them, by enormous majorities, and behind these at a considerable distance will come E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L. Now give your candidates time to develop organisation.

When he first thought of the thing he saw, as it were, a vista of enormous possibilitiesliterally enormous possibilities; but upon this dazzling vista, after one stare of amazement, he resolutely shut his eyes, even as a conscientious "scientist" should.

When he first thought of the thing he saw, as it were, a vista of enormous possibilitiesliterally enormous possibilities; but upon this dazzling vista, after one stare of amazement, he resolutely shut his eyes, even as a conscientious "scientist" should.

And when Bensington tried to make the enormous importance of this possible discovery clear, she said that it was all very well, but if she consented to his making everything nasty and unwholesome in the place (and that was what it all came to) then she was certain he would be the first to complain.

Experimental work is the most tedious thing in the world (unless it be the reports of it in the Philosophical Transactions), and it seemed a long time to Mr. Bensington before his first dream of enormous possibilities was replaced by a crumb of realisation.

[South Carolina] was no more able to grapple with her enormous debt than a boy of twelve years of age is able to grapple with a giant."

Beer?" France boasts one enormous advantage over Scotland.

Madame and family respond, chattering French (or Flemish) at enormous speed.

In the middle of the clearing, twenty yards farther on, gaped an enormous shell-crater, a present from the Kaiser.

Angus M'Lachlan, fairly in his element, had trailed his enormous length in and out of the back-yards and brick-heaps of the village, visiting every point in his irregular line, testing defences; bestowing praise; and ensuring that every man had his share of food and rest.

"Go you," commanded Angus, his voice rising to a more than usually Highland inflection, "and semaphore to Mucklewame that when he hears the explosion of this"he pulled out the safety-pin of the grenade and gripped the grenade itself in his enormous paw"followed, probably, by the temporary cessation of the machine-gun, he is to bring his men over here in a bunch, as hard as they can pelt.

huge 5546 occurrences

Great, womanish Andy was sure Ethelyn would be pleased, and rubbed his hands jubilantly over the result of his labors, while Melinda was certainly pardonable for feeling that in return for what she had done for Richard's wife she might venture to suggest that the huge box, marked piano, which for ten days had been standing on the front piazza, be opened and the piano set up, so that she could try its tone.

Many huge black beetles, some alive, but most of them dead, lined the wet borders of the pools.

I had just enough energy left to scrape up a huge, soft pile of pine needles upon which to make our bed.

Below the huge gorge was full of aspens, maples, sprucesa green, crimson, yellow density of timber, apparently impenetrable.

Then R.C. located a big bronze and white gobbler on a lower limb of a huge pine.

This big fellow hopped up from limb to limb of the huge dead pine, and he bobbed around as if undecided, and tried each limb for a place to roost.

The gobbler was the largest I ever killed, not indeed one of the huge thirty-five pounders, but a fat, heavy turkey, and quite a load for a boy.

More thrilling was his fourth story about a huge grizzly, a sheep and cattle killer that passed through the country, leaving death behind him on the range.

Peering up with my half-blinded eyes I saw a huge red furry animal coming, half obscured by brush.

Then followed a roaring crasha terrible breaking onslaught upon the brushand the huge red mass seemed to flash down toward me.

I tried to treat the situation as a huge joke, but that would not go.

We came to a huge spruce tree, the largest I ever sawEdd said eight feet through at the base, but he was conservative.

This explained a number of deeply cut notches in the huge trunk.

Huge boulders and windfalls, moved by water at flood season, obstructed the narrow stream-bed.

As I turned the sharp curve I saw not fifty feet below me a huge log obstructing the road.

Half a dozen huge pine trees stood on the only level ground near at hand.

It lighted up a wide space, showing the huge pines, gloom-encircled, and a pale glimmer of the lake beyond.

Under one of the huge pines I scraped up a pile of needles, made Romer's bed in it, heated a blanket and wrapped him in it.

It was a huge hole in the earth over five hundred feet deep, said to have been made by a meteor burying itself there.

I remembered from the former year a huge dead pine that had towered bleached

A huge, dark cloud scudded out of the west and let down a shower of fine rain.

One morning he said with a huge grin: "I catch skunk.

Old franchises have to expire or otherwise be got rid of; corporations have to be coaxed or coerced; greed and corruption often have to be overcome; huge sums of money have to be appropriated; a whole machinery of municipal government has to be set in motion before the old and established city can change its traction system.

It was just twenty years ago that New York City was treated to a huge joke.

At any other time how I would have revelled in the idea of his two theatres, his schools, his libraries, his statues pillaged from my beautiful Greece, his philosopher's walla huge wall built only for shade, so that his friends who came to discourse philosophy with him could walk in its west shadow mornings, and in its east shadow afternoons; all these things would have driven me wild with enthusiasm.

Do we say   enormous   or  huge