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pruh di juhs

  • s  so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    a prodigious storm
  • s  of momentous or ominous significance
    a prodigious vision
  • s  far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    the young Mozart's prodigious talents

  • Seeing Mr Ryder's prodigious talent at fund raising, few would have imagined that he had statesmanship deficit.
  • "My mantra for success at the GRE examination is simple," said the topper. "I prepare, prepare and prepare. There is no better mantra than to ask yourself to do prodigious study and preparation."
  • The heat of the summer will not leave you with a clue that winter comes here with prodigious snowfall.
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  • Agility, not speed, is cheetah's meal ticket
    Anyone who has watched a cheetah run down an antelope knows that these cats are impressively fast. But it turns out that speed is not the secret to their prodigious hunting skills: A study of how cheetahs chase prey in the wild shows that it is their agility -- their skill at leaping sideways, changing directions abruptly and slowing down quickly -- that give those antelope such bad odds.
    June 13, 2013 - Pioneer Press
  • Stray bullet ends dream of better life for immigrant
    Man, 44, hit by stray bullet while on the job, had been in vegetative state Close friends say Zenon Santiago Hernandez was a prodigious worker, handling two full-time jobs often seven days a week.        
    June 12, 2013 - Chicago Tribune
  • The Manager Who Lost the North
    Few TV characters have had a more prodigious fall from grace than Robb Stark. He?s gone from avenging our beloved Ned as a wunderkind battle commander to making nearly as many critical missteps as someone intentionally trying to fail.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes

  • Prince Charles in AHN
    Charles, who is now married to Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, said: "I am profoundly grateful to have lived when such a prodigious talent inhabited this Earth." "My wife and I and my sons join with countless others who mourn the passing of...
  • Barbara Feldon in MSNBC
    He had this prodigious energy, so as an actor working with him it was like being plugged into an electric current,Feldon said from New York. "He would start and a scene would just take off and you were there for the ride. It was great fun...
  • Alan Jones in
    I'm responding to the call for change,the 64-year-old Jones told a news conference. "That's been our undoing. We need to release our prodigious talent out wide."

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