and shining along I he Kentish coast (W. S. Maugham. ‘Cakes and A le'),
'Our .1 oe has a huge appetue for every thing,’ Липе Bar Iby said (J. Li mine. ‘Room at llu' Tup'). I mean ho had matie a eceat fortune in the City and bnd huge influence ill finance, but he wasn't any body (S. Lt-acock. 'My Victorian Girl hood'). Of course she did tin Irick and took the risk, but it was he who had thought of the flames, and it was the Slames that had taken the public fancy and made tlie turn Ibe huge success it was (W. S. Maugham, ‘Gigolo and Gign- leile'l .
Into the ears of bis more intimate male acquaintances lie dropped a word as to punch and cigars in the harness room laler on, winking with vast intelligence (F. Norris, ‘The Octopus"). Those sen timents have induced me to oiler to the unimpressionable doctor who attends on her, my vast knowledge of chemistry (W. Collins, ‘The Woman in White'). She stretched her arms high and gave a vast yawn (D. Parker, ‘Big Blonde'). To your vast surprise, Ц will turn out that Mr. Gorin is already in Washington staying at the so-and-so hotel (M. Wil son, ‘Live with Lightning ). At once they were aware of a vast imd tin won led bustle that revolved about the place (F. Norris, ‘ The Octopus'). J im paced athwart, and his footsteps in the vast silence were loud to his own ears, as it echoed by the^ watchful stars.. (J. Con rad, ‘Lord Jim'). 'Permit me to put one question to you on the vast subject of professional experience,’ observed the Count (' IP. Co Hina, ‘The I Woman in While7).
Wilh a giant effort lie forced himself to think, to get beyond torture and feeling and use his brain (P. Abrahams, ‘The Path of Thunder).
To those who "knew that the gigantic brain oi Pickwick was working beneath that forehead, and that the beaming eyes of Pickwick were twinkling behind those glasses, tlie sight was indeed an interesting cmi' (Ch. Dickens, ' The Posthumous Papers с/ the Pickwick Chtb"). Beauty, grotesque oddity, gigantic fatness — the family went to all extremes (C. P. Snoua, ‘The Conscience of ihe Rich'). I wondered whether the devil really had them to offer or whether it was all a gigantic bluff (Gr. Greene, ‘The Comedians"). The enterprise of finding a new house and moving into it loomed before her gigantic, terrible, the idea of it w<« alone sufficient lo make her ill (А. Дел* nett, 'The Old If'it'es’ Tale').
There are men at Oxford who liuvn rested their brains this way for owr thirty years; tlie accumulated br;ni| power thus dammed up is said to be colos sal (S. Leaceck, 'Oxford as 1 See V/’j, The idea of a colossal lie occurred to him, a thing actually royal (/■’. Norris, ‘The Octopus’). At nighl, asleep, he lived wiih the gods in colossal nightmare; and awake, in the day, he went, aronn! like a somnambulist, willi absent atari1, gazing upon the world lie had just dis covered (J. London. 'Martin Eden’), I expect 1 envy her, of course. Mind you,
I know she's made a colossal difference to Charles (С. P, Snow, ‘The Conscience of the Rich').
It is difficult enough to fix a tent in dry weather; in wet, the task becomes herculean (J. К• Jerome, 'There Men in a BoaC). Tin's was in conformity with his herculean strength (Funk & Wagnalis, 'Nes.' "Standard " Uiciionaty of the English Language').
The West is characterized by large ness .. even men’s virtues and г’ices are cyclopean f Funk & W agnails, ‘New “Standard’’ Dictionary of the English Language’).
The ‘Alary Rogers’ was strained, the crew was strained, and bin thm Cullen, master, was likewise strained. Perhaps he w'as strained most of all, for upon tiim rested the responsibility o[ lhat titanic struggle (J. London. 'Make Westing').
ENSURE, INSURE, ASSURE, SE CURE ‘делать вис о ко вероятным или несомненным осуществление чею-л.’ обе спечивать, гарантировать, являться зало гом.
j3] Ensure и insure имеют наиболее широкое •: качек не н являются се мантически т о ч п ы м и синонимами, но ensure в данном значении несколько более у и о т р е б и т е л ь н о: to lake measures to ensure /to insure/ the success of an nndertakjng принять меры, обесие- чиьающне успех делу; to ensure peace ful relations between the two states обсспечнтп мирные взаимоотношения меж ду -двумя государствами; to ensure prompt and effective action обеспечить быстрые и эффективные меры; ‘..to Insure that each of .lolyon's three children should have an equal share in their grandfather's and father’s property,/