herculean herculean  /hər ˈkju li ən/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) displaying superhuman strength or power
  2. (adj) extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules

Usage(s):

  1. It would take a herculean effort, but considering Blue's record, anything seems possible.
  2. Sales are off 26% from 1979's already depressed levels, and the company is making a herculean cost-cutting and consolidation effort in order to qualify for $1.

News

  1. Fitzhugh Park Musical on Stage This Thursday and Friday at OHS Theatre

    The Captain's Choir of Fitzhugh Park School presented music teacher Garrett Heater with a herculean task as they wanted a musical based on the maritime tragedy Titanic for their annual musical. “Tillie and Tipper Aboard the Titanic” will be performed on Thursday and Friday at the Robinson-Faust Theatre at 7 p.m. Continue reading ? The post Fitzhugh Park Musical on Stage This Thursday and Friday ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today

  2. Campbell Done For Playoffs With Broken Fibula

    After a valiant, herculean effort on a broken leg in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Gregory Campbell's season is officially over.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

Quotes

  1. "Winning the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a Herculean task but overcoming tough odds is what Australian football does best," Rudd said in a statement published in Australian newspapers on Sunday. "For an Australian World Cup bid...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "They are a team that are going to come back to New Zealand as heroes in my view. It was always going to be a Herculean task to get through. In the end they didn't quite make it on points, but a result nevertheless that we can all be proud of,"...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: John Key Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "He was 11 minutes behind or something, and all of the sudden there's this Herculean effort, where he's going up mountains like he's on a goddamn Harley," said Pound.
    on Jan 8, 2007 By: Dick Pound Source: ABC Online

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