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Definition of Enormity

Enormity

  1. The state or quality of exceeding a measure or rule, or of being immoderate, monstrous, or outrageous.
  2. That which is enormous; especially, an exceeding offense against order, right, or decency; an atrocious crime; flagitious villainy; an atrocity.

Enormity Quotations

We are afraid of the enormity of the possible. - Emile M. Cioran
We are afraid of the enormity of the possible.
Emile M. Cioran

When coal came into the picture, it took about 50 or 60 years to displace timber. Then, crude oil was found, and it took 60, 70 years, and then natural gas. So it takes 100 years or more for some new breakthrough in energy to become the dominant source. Most people have difficulty coming to grips with the sheer enormity of energy consumption.
Rex Tillerson

Growing up in Ireland, when my family received important news, good or bad, we would boil water and make tea. It was the first thing I did when my father died in 1984. This ritual allowed me a moment to take in the enormity of what had happened.
Roma Downey

People always think they're in the middle of a revolution while they tend not to realize the enormity of a change that has happened in the past. The telegraph was a revolution, but who looks at it that way these days? The telegraph sped up the transportation of messages over long distances by a huge factor.
Ha-Joon Chang

To make independent films, you can't think about them too much, ponder on them too much, get overwhelmed by the enormity of it.
Michael Rapaport
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Enormity Translations

enormity in Spanish is enormidad
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