There you stand, a hundred feet above the silent decks, striding along the deep, as if the masts were gigantic stilts, while beneath you and between your legs, as it were, swim the hugest monsters of the sea, even as ships once sailed between the boots of the famous Colossus
at old Rhodes.
He desired I would stand like a Colossus
, with my legs as far asunder as I conveniently could.
Take the Colossus
of Rhodes, for instance, that's worth something.
I was very far then from expecting the change you have just informed me of; namely, that four years afterwards, this colossus
of power would be overthrown.
Porthos rested his chin on his hands, placed his elbows on the table and looked at D'Artagnan with an expression of confidence which imparted to that colossus
an admirable appearance of good-fellowship.
I will not weary you with the verbalism, since you will be able to check it; the substance of my proclamation is this: I announce first that I have captured the English millionaire, the colossus
of finance, Mr Samuel Harrogate.
At nine o'clock in the morning we went and stood before this marble colossus
And if we enter the interior of the edifice, who has overthrown that colossus
of Saint Christopher, proverbial for magnitude among statues, as the grand hall of the Palais de Justice was among halls, as the spire of Strasbourg among spires?
Then the colossus
put forth his strength, and, blundering again, at last blundered into the semblance of victory.
After which his eyes darkened and closed, his face grew ashy pale, the hands whitened, and the colossus
sank quite down, breathing his last sigh.
She was the colossus
of the nations, and swiftly her voice was heard in no uncertain tones in the affairs and councils of the nations.
When her colossus
of a husband had gone to bed, Elisabeth leaned over him, and though he always treated her remarks as women's nonsense, she said, "Perhaps you will really get Monsieur de la Billardiere's place.