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1. Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous: a prodigious storm.
2. Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent.
3. Obsolete Portentous; ominous.

[Latin prōdigiōsus, portentous, monstrous, from prōdigium, omen.]

pro·di′gious·ly adv.
pro·di′gious·ness n.
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The last slow trailers in the rear of the exodus were just passing, and Nalasu, his bow and his eighty arrows clutched to him, Jerry at his heels, made his first step to follow, when the air above him was rent by a prodigiousness of sound.
Keeping to a theme of astonishing prodigiousness, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis' very first gig was a decade ago, when Kitty was just 10.
His signature closing statement, "Restiamo Umani" "Stay Human" took shape as flags, skin color and religion disappeared and manifested into a white dove flying through the immense space and prodigiousness of what Vittorio was, is and will continue to be.
The contrast between Frieda's imaginative, vibrant self and the "utilitarian" (TT: 1) value to which she is reduced by her profession is made especially poignant because of her proximity to James's person, her keen sense of his prodigiousness and her daily exposure to his expressions of imaginative liberty.