herculean

Part of speech: adjective

Like or pertaining to Hercules, the mighty ancient demigod; laborious; mighty.

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Usage examples "herculean":

  1. He swooped the dog up under his good arm and fled from the madly- pursuing spheres, thanking nameless deities that the gravity here permitted such herculean feats. - "The Beast of Space", F.E. Hardart.
  2. Francisco rushed to attack him; but what was the force of so young a man against the Herculean power of Cain! - "The Pirate", Frederick Marryat.
  3. At the sudden apparition both had turned sharply toward the window- two strangely dissimilar figures: the Judge slight and spare and scholarly, his pale, finely- chiselled features tinged in the glow; the other deep- chested and powerful, of herculean mould, with a rugged face made almost patriarchal by the long grey beard which swept his chest: both countenances for the instant curiously alike in their expression of shocked surprise. - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.