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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv vastly to an exceedingly great extent or degree "He had vastly overestimated his resources","was immensely more important to the project as a scientist than as an administrator"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wild Flamingos are pink because they consume vast quantities of algae and brine shrimp
    • adv Vastly To a vast extent or degree; very greatly; immensely.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The universe is so vast in relation to the matter it contains that it can be compared in the following way: A building 20 miles long, 20 miles wide and 20 miles high that contains 1 grain of sand.
    • vastly Like a waste; desolately.
    • vastly Very greatly; to a vast extent or degree: also in exaggerated colloquial use (see vast, a., 4).
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  • John Updike
    “America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.”
  • Andre Maurois
    “Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “Has it ever struck you that the vast majority of the will of God for your life has already been revealed in the Bible? That is a crucial thing to grasp.”
  • Bertrand Russell
    “There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.”
  • Robert Welch
    Robert Welch
    “The whole country is one vast insane asylum and they're letting the worst patients run the place.”
  • Bruce Barton
    “No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.”


In literature:

His vast and early success rapidly developed his native powers.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
But he himself seemed to be in a vast, flat plain.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
I was much surprised at noticing in the vast crowd, known to be about thirty thousand, that there were so few lads.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
A vast individual life, and an overshadowing will.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
We have more than we can use; we may as well tap that vast ocean of power.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
I had a childhood vast with terror and surprise.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district.
"The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1" by Gilbert White
The men found little to do as they passed on at high speed through the vast realm of space.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
Its position is one of vast strength.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Temperley and Miss Du Prel strolled off together, his vast height bent deferentially towards her.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
He was pale and quiet, but I could see he was vastly moved.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The country was one vast wilderness.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
It was like a vast ocean.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
It was a vast arena now.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
It was vastly more than observance of forms!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Their loot was vast even beyond their hopes, though they had killed other men in gathering it.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
His mind was very intently engaged in this vast enterprise.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
It was, indeed, a vast number.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
A vast deal indeed; she hardly talked of anything else.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
On the contrary I find myself growing cheerful in the contemplation of these vast undeveloped estates.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner

In poetry:

I was deceived by the stars.
There was a dream; it passed.
I have nothing at all in the world,
nothing but a vast waste.
"Take Me Under Your Wing" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
While all his wondrous works
Through his vast kingdom show
Their Maker's glory, thou, my soul,
Shalt sing his graces too.
"Psalm 103 part 3" by Isaac Watts
The mournful Muse forbears to tell
How wretched Eldred died;
She draws the Grecian Painter's veil,
The vast distress to hide.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
And what will the last sight be of life
As lone we fare and fast?
Grief and a face we love in mist--
Then night and awe too vast?
"Last Sight Of Land" by Cale Young Rice
Then fear not, my friends, to leave me
In the boding autumn vast;
There are many things to think of
When the roving days are past.
"The Grave-Tree" by Bliss William Carman
The well-known voice recall'd her soul;
She clasp'd him to her breast:
O joy too vast for words to tell!
Let fancy paint the rest.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Like the old Lincoln Bath House itself, the list of possibilities is vast.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people, one of the major drawbacks in owning a home is the long-term mortgage that must be paid off.
U of L hospital deal a vast improvement.
The vast majority of teenagers have a cell phone and older girls are leading use by sending more than 100 text messages a day, according to a new report.
Paul Ryan is Mitt's VP choice – for vastly different reasons.
Obama clears American conglomerates to seek Myanmar's vast reserves.
Brazilian lawmakers are struggling over how to spread any wealth from the country's vast and recently discovered offshore oil reserves.
WAMU) Northern Virginia was once mostly vast tracts of farmland, and that includes Arlington County too.
So, the Day of Thanks is vastly approaching and we got a good bit of content to keep you going until you get another more.
They are weak and small, but in their vast numbers are one of the most powerful forces in the game.
A history professor and researcher discovers old advertisements from the Sterling Drug Company in the Smithsonian's vast archives.
There are vast differences from country to country, though, over whether to invest in new nuclear power technology or even replace aging reactors.
The young armor officer gazed ahead at the vast sprawl of prairie.
A vast aluminum smelter is taking shape in Abu Dhabi.
Don't get me wrong – there's a vast potential in those technologies.

In science:

The vast ma jority of research papers uses conventions which differ from the ones used in the original paper .
Basics of M-Theory
Within the framework it provides, a truly vast range of phenomena can be understood and that understanding is confirmed by precision experiment.
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
However, using the modified map Eq. (5) with α > 1 surprisingly leads to a vastly increased probability of finding solutions.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses
All these developments led to a vast scientific literature, w hich of course can not be quoted here in its entirety! For a detailed introduction, the reader is referred to the 1993 Les Houches or Altenberg lectures by F.
Conformal Random Geometry
We find the DETF data models constrain significantly more parameters than the two used by the DETF, leading to vastly improved FoM’s in the D9 space.
Evaluating Dark Energy Probes using Multi-Dimensional Dark Energy Parameters
The vast ma jority of constraint languages Γ such that CSP(Γ) is in PTIME can be expressed as Inv(ϕ) for some operation ϕ.
Generalized Majority-Minority Operations are Tractable
There is a vast literature on systems with constraints.
Note on the structure of constraint algebras
And since C∞ (M, M ) is a noncommutative semigroup with identity, and not a group, when considered with the usual composition of functions, it is clear that (6.2) is a vast extension of (4.1), no matter which would be the Lie group G considered in (2.2).
How to Define Global Lie Group Actions on Functions
It stresses the importance of the MPS formalism as it demonstrates that they naturally occur in vastly different physical contexts.
Sequential Generation of Matrix-Product States in Cavity QED
So far we have only concentrated on the model networks studied vastly in the recent literature, providing a basis to the random matrix analysis of networks.
Random matrix analysis of complex networks
The vast ma jority of the efforts has been concentrated on blanket p-spray, but different p-stop topologies, including field plate modifications (16), and moderated p-spray have been implemented.
Silicon Sensors implemented on p-type substrates for high radiation resistance applications
Our main result is an exponential probability inequality for the condition number of the sample second moment matrix for a vast class of random matrices.
Learning Trigonometric Polynomials from Random Samples and Exponential Inequalities for Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
Enhancement of the Very Large Array (VLA) will provide it with vastly increased correlator capacity within the next few years, as well as nearly complete frequency coverage below 50 GHz.
ALMA Capabilities for Observations of Spectral Line Emission
Vast Build-in mathematical and linear algebra functions.
Speeding up Domain Wall Fermion Algorithms using QCDLAB
For a vast ma jority of galaxies, selecting either an exponential or r1/4 curve of growth is sufficient to adequately describe their total luminosities (Burstein et al. 1987).
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System