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Vasty

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vasty Vast; immense. "I can call spirits from the vasty deep."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vasty Vast; boundless; being of great extent; very spacious; immense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Vasty large, enormously great
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Glendower:I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur:Why, so can I, or so can any man;But will they come when you do call for them?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Vast
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. vaste—L. vastus, waste, vast; cf. A.S. wéste, waste.

Usage

In literature:

TO CALL A SPIRIT FROM THE VASTY DEEP.
"The Mermaid" by Lily Dougall
For example, some families possess the power of calling up spirits in the form of serpents from the vasty deep.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
There casting glance of weeping eyes where vasty billows brake, Sad-voiced in pitifullest lay his native land bespake.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
We may call spirits from the vasty deep; but the question is, will they come?
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Mr. Jarvis' next idea, to accustom the prairie sailors to the vasty deep, was to take them out on the mill pond at Waupun in a skiff.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Then followed through that vasty hall a sharp and rattling crash, as of the descent of innumerable slates.
"HE" by Andrew Lang
I of the vasty universe do hold the secret key, The hinge of every thing that turns is turn'd alone by me.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
Which two of all these females did they mean to heave into the vasty deep?
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
They came thronging out of the vasty deep to entertain Christopher Alexander Pellett.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
She might be the dim and vasty void out of which creation sprang.
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
Distances are rather vasty in the West.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
It is easy, of course, to call it from the vasty deep.
"Contemporary Socialism" by John Rae
Vasti leaned over the one under the torch.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
Long time I searched in the labyrinths of the vasty pyramid ere I arrived at the sepulchral chamber.
"Legends & Romances of Spain" by Lewis Spence
I tried to summon from the vasty deep all the worthies of the eighteenth century.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
Can this cock-pit hold The vasty fields of France?
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Business, especially of the vasty kind is a devil incarnate in her pure eyes.
"The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury" by Asenath Carver Coolidge
They were freed souls swimming in the vasty ether, all around them the dawn of a new day.
"Marmaduke" by Flora Annie Steel
The tint of the vasty-deep changed: the sea grew greyer.
"Prince Charlie" by Burford Delannoy
Then the ghost of a twinkle flickered under the vasty sun-bonnet.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
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In poetry:

Allora, stanco anch'io
Dei furbi e dei cretini,
Mi sentiro` il desio,
Il santo ardor di piu` vasti confini!
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
Che angustian l'anima--di quei che vivono!
E sulle spiagge--dei vasti oceani
Singhiozzo e vagolo,--fremo ed impreco
Al Fato bieco
"Sera" by Ferdinando Fontana
I looked up to the vasty night
Where stars were very small indeed,
And in their galaxy of light
They made me think of daised mead.
"Relativity" by Robert W Service
Day after Day, young with eternal beauty,
Pays flowery duty to the month and clime;
Night after night erects a vasty portal
Of stars immortal for the march of Time.
"The Evanescent Beautiful" by Madison Julius Cawein
Before me, through the veil that covers all,
Rays of a vasty Dawn strike high
To the zenith of the sky.
Intense, yet low as true love’s sigh,
Prophetic voices to my spirit call.
"What Though My Voice Cease Like A Moan O’ The Wind? " by Thomas Runciman
"In life I roamed the vasty deep
Engaged upon a mission
Which was my fellow-fish to keep
From swimming to perdition.
Now I am dead" (his voice grew thin)
"Alas! they mingle in the tin!
"The Minglers" by C J Dennis

In news:

Vastie Sharika Coleman, 27, is charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.
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