monumental scale

monumental scale

Impressively large, sturdy and enduring. Not related to the scale of the human body.
See also: Scale
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The sense of movement created by the interpenetration of forms and volumes, the feeling of lightness and of weight, the kinds of schematic narrative and the monumental scale, speak to us, in their difficult yet attractive forms, of the force of human action and of the struggle for a better, more sincere world.
Locals call it the Colossus because of its monumental scale, including a cinema, school, hospital and a huge jetty which still juts out into the sea.
Whatever the outcome of the sensational legal proceedings alleging corruption on a monumental scale against individuals associated with the sport's governing body, it has been clear for decades that there is something rotten at the heart of FIFA.
The new century is marked by human insecurity - by wars, migration, disasters, poverty and environmental degradation on a monumental scale.
Seeing nothing wrong in importing our life-necessary hydrocarbons or the goods produced elsewhere from these fuels - which people do with gusto without ever considering the impact on global polution - then objecting to the extraction of our own, is hypocrisy on a monumental scale.
THE BBC Children in Need appeal has once again raised money on a monumental scale with donations topping PS32m.
75 billion) compensation package in 1989, considered highly inadequate given the monumental scale of the catastrophe and suffering.
Approaching his familiar subjects through small, quiet gestures instead of the monumental scale on which he has often previously worked, Shetty also seemed to seek a chance for rejuvenation in his own practice.
The event's size required catering services of a monumental scale, says Dubai World Trade centre vice president - hospitality Mohammed Al Jumairi.
This is quantifiable waste on a monumental scale, and it proves that the intuition of in-house counsel has been entirely accurate.
This might be picture more commonly found in a cartoon strip, but in the wake of the payment protection insurance scandal (PPI), the last in this three-part series examines whether there is any truth in this stereotype, and what possibly caused a rip-off on such a monumental scale.