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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

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

No one doubts the enormity of the social challenges we face around the world but one critical element of our response must be the generation of new thinking and ideas. Yet creating the conditions that make this possible is not simple.
Simon Mainwaring

I sit there pouring out my woes year after year, coming up with one enormity after another about my mother and the way she let me down; but it doesn't make me any the less fearful.
Lars von Trier
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Enormity Translations

enormity in Spanish is enormidad
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