One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very great extent or size; immensity.‘the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean’‘the sheer vastness of the building takes your breath away’‘Brian was overwhelmed by the vastness of the occasion’
- ‘Set in a snowy vastness, the story is driven by the appearance of an evil spirit.’
- ‘Both these artists take on the vastness of the world, undaunted, through quiet, insistent craft.’
- ‘It represents the ability of the human mind to contain the vastness of belief in God.’
- ‘Romantic painters often positioned small figures within vast landscape panoramas to instill awe at the vastness of nature.’
- ‘They once again set out to explore the vastness of outer space, going further than any other humans have dared go.’
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