immense

英 [ɪ'mens] 美 [ɪ'mɛns]
  • adj. 巨大的,广大的;无边无际的;非常好的
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immense 巨大的

im-,不,非,-mens,测量,词源同meter,measurable.即没法测量的,巨大的。

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immense: see measure
immense (adj.)
early 15c., from Middle French immense (mid-14c.), from Latin immensus "immeasurable, boundless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mensus "measured," past participle of metiri (see measure).
For instance, a long while every thing was immense great and immense little, immense handsome and immense ugly. Miss Tippet from the cloisters, could not drink tea with Master Parchment at the White Conduit-house, unless it was an immense fine day, yet probably it might rain so immense, there was no going without a coach. ["Town and Country Magazine" (in "Annual Register" for 1772)]
1. I'd seen it before in people who held immense power.
我以前曾在掌握大权的人身上看到过这种情况。

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2. We are not in this to reap immense financial rewards.
我们从事这一行不是为了获得巨大的经济回报。

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3. He said he retained immense regard and esteem for the prime minister.
他说他一直极其尊重和敬仰首相。

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4. The immense difficulties facing European businessmen in Russia were only too evident.
在俄罗斯的欧洲商人所面临的巨大困难是显而易见的。

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5. I think our main feeling would be of an immense gratitude.
我觉得充斥我们心中的将是一种强烈的感激之情。

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