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See also: herculean
- Of extraordinary might, power, size, etc.; suggesting Hercules in size or strength.
- c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii], page 343, column 1:
- But this is not the best:—look, pr'ythee, Charmian, / How this Herculean Roman does become / The carriage of his chafe.
- (Can we date this quote by Bertram Fields and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
- It was truly a Herculean effort. I never thought it was going to happen, but it did.
- Requiring a huge amount of work; of extraordinary difficulty.
- a Herculean labour
- 2006, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear (TV show), commenting on the Bugatti Veyron automobile
- The guys at Volkswagen have a Herculean task.
of extraordinary might, power, size, etc.