Meaning of GREAT in English

GREAT

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a better/greater/deeper understanding

All of this will lead to a better understanding of the overseas market.

a big/great effort

The government has made a big effort to tackle the problem of poverty.

a big/great influence

The goalkeeper’s injury had a big influence on the match.

a big/great mistake

Buying this car was a big mistake.

a big/great shock

It was a great shock to find out he had been lying.

a big/great surprise

The results were a big surprise.

a big/great thrill

It was a great thrill for me to beat Federer.

a big/great/huge risk

There is a great risk that the wound will become infected.

a big/great/major disadvantage

This method has one major disadvantage: its cost.

a big/great/massive/huge advantage

It’s a great advantage to be able to speak some Spanish.

a big/great/splendid occasion

The big occasion for country people was the Agricultural Fair.

a close/great/strong similarity

There was a close similarity between his and Smith's views on education.

a crying/great/terrible shame

It was a crying shame that they lost the game.

a fine/great performance

There are fine performances by Kathy Bates and Daryl Hannah.

a good/fine/great actor

He had a reputation as a fine actor.

a good/great sense of sth

He is a popular boy with a good sense of humour.

a good/great start

A 3-0 win is a good start for the team.

a good/great writer

She was a very good writer.

Dr Johnson was already a great writer at the age of thirty-five.

a good/great/wonderful etc feeling

It's a great feeling when you try something new and it works.

a good/great/wonderful etc opportunity

It's a great opportunity to try new things.

a great city (= very important and interesting )

Cairo is one of the world's great cities.

a great civilization (= very important and interesting )

the great civilizations of India and China

a great compliment

He said he loved my paintings, which was a great compliment.

a great country (= important, with many past achievements )

the great countries of Europe

a great cry literary (= a loud cry )

With a great cry they charged into battle.

a great deal of interest (= a lot of interest )

The exhibition has generated a great deal of interest.

a great deal

You have caused a great deal of trouble.

a great empire (= large and powerful )

The city was the centre of a great empire.

a great enemy

Henry prepared to fight his great enemy, the king of France.

a great exaggeration (= by a large amount )

To suggest that the company is facing bankruptcy is a great exaggeration.

a great favour

He acted as though he’d done us a great favour by coming.

a great feast (= a large and impressive feast )

A great feast took place at the palace.

a great guy

Phil is a great guy and a lot of fun.

a great hero

He finally got to meet his great hero, the Brazilian footballer, Pele.

a great honour

It was a great honour to meet my hero in person.

a great inspiration

My mother was a great inspiration to me.

a great many/a good many/very many (= a very large number )

Most of the young men went off to the war, and a great many never came back.

It all happened a good many years ago.

a great misfortune

Everything they owned was lost in the fire, which was a great misfortune.

a great mountain (= a high, impressive mountain )

Here, great mountains are all around.

a great mystery (= a big and important mystery )

It is one of the great mysteries of science.

a great passion

Birds were my great passion.

a great power

Britain wanted to maintain her status as a great power.

a great quantity (= more formal than 'large' )

The Romans imported a great quantity of sculpture from Greece.

a great reader (= someone who reads a lot of books )

My father was a great reader.

a great rival (= an important rival for a long time )

Oxford and Cambridge University have always been great rivals

a great sin

Possibly the greatest sin you can be guilty of is not speaking out against cruelty or injustice when you see it.

a great source

In times of stress, food can be a great source of comfort.

a great storm literary:

the great storm of 1997

a great strength

Diversity is one of India's greatest strengths.

a great success

Everyone agreed the picnic was a great success.

a great wave of sth

A great wave of affection for him engulfed her.

a great wave (= a very large wave )

The storm sent great waves crashing into the cliffs.

a great welcome (= a big or good welcome )

Visitors were given a great welcome.

a great/advanced age (= a very old age )

My aunt died at a great age.

Kirby is not alone in wanting to run his own business at an advanced age.

a great/brilliant/excellent idea

What a great idea!

a great/enormous/tremendous etc relief

It was a great relief to him when she returned safely.

a greater incentive

The scheme gives industry a greater incentive to tackle pollution.

a great/fine/impressive achievement (= one that deserves to be admired )

Winning the award was a great achievement.

a great/greater evil

He saw fascism as the greatest evil of his times.

a great/greater evil

He saw fascism as the greatest evil of his times.

a great/huge demand (= very big )

There is a huge demand for business software and services.

a great/huge/massive expansion (= very big )

There are plans for a massive expansion of the oil and gas industries.

a great/major victory

He said the court’s decision was a great victory.

a great/major/important discovery

The archaeologists had made an important discovery.

a great/major/substantial benefit

The new system will be a great benefit to the company.

a great/massive earthquake (= extremely big )

1906 is remembered for the great earthquake that destroyed San Francisco.

a great/powerful nation

The United States is the most powerful nation in the world.

a great/vast/major improvement (= very big )

The new computer system was a vast improvement.

a heavy/great burden

Caring for elderly relatives can be a heavy burden.

a huge/great/big sigh

She heaved a great sigh.

a large/great number

A large number of children were running around in the playground.

a large/great/huge/vast range

A vast range of plants are used in medicines.

a long/great/considerable distance

The sound of guns seemed a long distance away.

a main/biggest/greatest enemy

Terrorism is our country’s main enemy.

a major/big/great worry

Traffic congestion is not yet a major worry in the area.

a major/great contribution

Tourism makes a major contribution to the local economy.

a strong/great sense of sth

He had a strong sense of responsibility.

a terrible/great tragedy

His death is a terrible tragedy for his family.

a wide/great/large variety

They hold debates on a wide variety of topics.

at great/huge/considerable/vast expense (= used when saying that something costs a lot of money )

The tiles were imported at great expense from Italy.

Recently, and at vast expense to the taxpayer, the bridge was rebuilt.

at high/great speed

The train was travelling at high speed.

big/great dreams (= a wish to achieve great things )

She was a little girl with big dreams.

big/great trouble

High interest rates spell big trouble for homeowners.

big/great

Winning this competition could have a big impact on my life.

His impact was greater than that of the Beatles.

considerable/great encouragement

We took considerable encouragement from our early success.

considerable/greater latitude (= a lot of freedom to choose )

Pupils enjoy considerable latitude in deciding what they want to study.

deep/great/fierce anger

There is deep anger against the occupying forces.

good/great

Over the years, we’ve developed a good relationship.

good/great

That’s a great song!

grave/great/serious/severe misgivings (= serious and important worries )

Most of us have grave misgivings about the idea of human cloning.

great amusement

It caused great amusement when he told us what had happened.

great big (= extremely big )

There was this great big spider in the sink.

great caution

Exercise great caution when handling toxic waste.

great charm

He was a man of great charm.

great comfort

Your letters have been a great comfort to me.

great confusion

We looked at each other in great confusion.

great courage

The men had fought with great courage.

great credibility (= a lot of credibility )

He has great credibility in Washington.

Great Dane

great danger

I knew I was in great danger.

great delight

It gave her great delight to tease him about his various girlfriends.

great determination

She showed great determination to succeed.

great embarrassment

To my great embarrassment, my dad started dancing.

great emotion

She sings with great emotion.

great emphasis

The company places great emphasis on customer care.

great expectations (= very high )

Emigrants sailed to America with great expectations.

great faith

He had great faith in his team.

great fame

His acting ability brought him great fame.

great fun

The show is great fun for all the family.

great happiness (= a lot of happiness )

His grandchildren bring him great happiness.

great imagination

His paintings show great imagination.

great inequality

Great inequality exists between the rich and the poor.

great interest

The government has shown great interest in the idea.

great joy

To her great joy, she became the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

great loss

We see your going as a great loss to the company.

great luxury

She was used to a life of great luxury.

great mercy

God in his great mercy has forgiven you.

great merit

It seems to me that the idea has great merit.

great mystery

We wondered about the great mystery of death.

great nostalgia (= a strong feeling of nostalgia )

I read the college newsletter with great nostalgia.

great odds (= a lot of difficulties )

We must hope that, despite great odds, we can achieve a peaceful settlement.

great optimism

The team was in a mood of great optimism.

great originality

His work showed great originality.

great passion

The orchestra plays with great passion.

great patience

Painting by this method requires great patience.

great popularity

His great popularity with British audiences dates from that period.

great pride

Caroline is pictured here holding the trophy with great pride.

great progress

Scientists have made great progress in the last four years.

great promise

He’d initially shown great promise as a goalkeeper.

great rejoicing

There was great rejoicing at the victory.

great respect

Rex and Joe had great respect for his judgement.

great sensitivity

a teacher with great sensitivity

great strength

She showed great strength in dealing with her problems.

great sympathy

I have great sympathy for the people affected by the housing crisis.

great (= big )

There has been a great increase in air traffic in the last twenty years.

great/big/high

The rewards for those who invested at the right time are high.

Some athletes took drugs because the rewards were great and they thought they could get away with it.

great/brilliant (= very good to watch )

We're sure it's going to be another great match.

great/considerable ability

He was a young man of great ability.

These drawings required considerable ability on the part of the artist.

great/considerable anxiety

Then began a day of great anxiety.

great/considerable detail

The subject has already been studied in great detail.

great/considerable freedom

Teachers are given considerable freedom to choose their teaching methods.

great/considerable resentment

There was great resentment among the workforce.

great/considerable significance

The judge said the new evidence was of great significance.

great/considerable skill (= a lot of skill )

He played with great skill.

great/considerable success

This plant can be grown by the absolute beginner with great success.

great/considerable/enormous importance

Crime rates have great importance for the government.

Some people attach enormous importance to personal wealth.

great/considerable/enormous

Staff experienced considerable stress as a result of the changes.

great/considerable/exceptional talent

He had a great talent for making money.

great/considerable/severe strain

The country’s health system is under great strain.

great/deep admiration (= that you feel strongly )

He’s a man for whom I have the greatest admiration.

She had a deep admiration for the work of Russian writers.

great/deep concentration

My work demands great concentration.

great/deep regret

I accepted his resignation with great regret.

great/deep sadness

She sensed Beth’s deep sadness.

It was with great sadness that we learned of his death.

great/deep satisfaction

It was hard work, but it gave her great satisfaction.

great/deep sorrow

a time of great sorrow

great/deep/extreme reluctance

He said the firm had made the job cuts with great reluctance.

great/deep/strong loyalty

She was admired for her deep loyalty to her colleagues.

great/enormous strength

Hercules was famous for his great strength.

great/enormous/considerable potential

This is a team with great potential.

great/enormous/immense pleasure

Steinbeck’s books have brought enormous pleasure to many people.

great/enormous/tremendous excitement

There is great excitement about the Pope's visit.

The news causes tremendous excitement.

greater glory (= more fame and admiration )

He aimed to bring greater glory to France.

greater use

We want to encourage employees to make greater use of the sports facilities.

greater/better protection

The law should give greater protection to victims.

greater/increased efficiency

In a search for greater efficiency, the two departments have merged.

great/good

The country has a great future.

great/grave/serious peril

The economy is now in grave peril.

great/huge/deep disappointment

There was great disappointment when we lost the game.

great/huge/enormous

The central banks have huge power.

great/immense/deep hardship (= a lot of hardship )

In the early years, the settlers faced great hardship.

great/intense curiosity

His disappearance had obviously aroused great curiosity.

great/major controversy

That decision was the second major controversy of the Prime Minister's career.

great/massive destruction

Much of the city was rebuilt after the massive destruction of World War II.

great/much/considerable enthusiasm

There was considerable enthusiasm for the idea of a party.

great/serious/considerable concern

The spread of the disease is an issue of considerable concern.

great/serious/significant harm

If you drink too much alcohol, you can do yourself serious harm.

great/strong

His one great desire in life was to own a Mercedes.

The desire was too strong to resist.

great/strong

There is a strong temptation to ignore all the potential problems.

The temptation was too great for her to resist.

great/wonderful news

They're getting married? That's wonderful news!

have great/deep/a lot of etc admiration

She always had great admiration for people who could speak so many languages.

held in great affection (= loved and cared about a lot )

The church was held in great affection by the local residents.

hold sb in high/great esteem

The critics held him in high esteem as an actor.

impressive/significant/great etc accomplishment

Cutting the budget was an impressive accomplishment.

in good/fine/great form

He’s been in good form all this season.

in great depth

The subject was discussed in great depth .

in great/grand/fine etc style

Nadal won the match in fine style, not losing a single game.

international/great/popular/public etc acclaim

Their recordings have won great acclaim .

little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood

There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.

make great/major/giant etc strides

The government has made great strides in reducing poverty.

massive/great/huge etc influx

a large influx of tourists in the summer

matter a lot/a great deal

It mattered a great deal to her what other people thought of her.

much better/greater/easier etc

Henry’s room is much bigger than mine.

These shoes are much more comfortable.

of great value

These drugs are of great value in treating cancer.

of great/such etc eminence

a scientist of great eminence

oh, good/great

Oh, good, you’re still here.

owe sb a lot/owe sb a great deal

‘I owe my parents a lot,’ he admitted.

quantum/great/huge etc leap

a quantum leap very great increase or change in population levels

sb’s great ambition

He didn’t achieve his greatest ambition – to be Wimbledon Champion.

sb’s greatest/deepest wish ( also sb’s dearest wish British English ) (= what they want most of all )

Her greatest wish was to see her parents again.

sb’s worst/greatest fear

Her worst fear was never seeing her children again.

significantly better/greater/worse etc

Delia’s work has been significantly better this year.

taste good/nice/delicious/great

The apples weren’t very big but they tasted good.

the best/greatest etc that/who ever lived (= the best, greatest etc who has been alive at any time )

He’s probably the best journalist who ever lived.

the greatest/biggest threat

The greatest threat to our planet is global warming.

the main/biggest/greatest etc obstacle

The biggest obstacle to women's equality was social expectations of male and female roles.

the vast/great plain(s)

Beyond lay the vast plains of the Central Valley.

to a greater extent (= more )

Children suffer the effects of poor diet to a greater extent than adults.

to a large/great extent (= a large amount )

The materials we use will depend to a large extent on what is available.

travel a great/long etc distance

In some countries children must travel great distances to school each day.

truly great

a truly great work of medieval literature

walloping great/big

a walloping great house

with great relish

I ate with great relish , enjoying every bite.

with great/considerable ease (= very easily )

The car handles these mountain roads with great ease.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

even

It will enable us to focus our activities and give us even greater clarity of purpose.

Though the streets had been cleared, the plow had knocked an even greater pile of snow on to the vehicle.

It had already produced great wars and upheavals; even greater ones were to come.

Further investigations will reveal a last-minute change of plan, bringing the ever popular Syd Little to an even greater public.

The morass in Washington has gained even greater attention as bond investors have little economic news on which to focus.

Arcane bookkeeping procedures, however, probably conceal an even greater amount.

These decrease absorption of calcium from the intestine and have an even greater impact on lowering calcium excretion by the kidneys.

far

The unification of the mind is far greater than the resolving of the dichotomy alone.

The authority they exercise is far greater than anyone could have dreamed of in the pre-1985 organi-zation.

Indeed I think it is true to say the technical know-how required then was far greater than it is now.

She says the spiritual poverty of the West is far greater than the physical poverty of the so-called developing countries.

Is not the reality that there is a far greater interest at present in a mortgages-to-rents scheme?

Y., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, suggests the sum involved was far greater than previously estimated.

If pushed too hard at this critical moment he could impose emergency rule and provoke far greater strife.

And in the face of a challenge far greater than athletic competition, she never lost her composure.

much

The percentage of imputed households nationally is about 2%, but the problem is much greater in inner-city areas.

The annual tab for direct medical liability costs is about $ 7 billion, but indirect costs are much greater .

These pressures are much greater among the young who are attempting to find their own accommodation for the first time.

But the significance of the Nonjurors was much greater than their numbers might suggest.

But for a big landscape, a plane is a major advantage because you can cover much greater distances.

If a claim is lost in court, the pain, loss and damage suffered by the haulier is obviously much greater .

Both interviewer and respondent are allowed much greater leeway in asking and answering questions than is the case with the structured interview.

In the drawing this is indicated by the much greater width of the new pattern.

so

Interest had been so great that they had not got around to marketing the idea elsewhere.

The plant-closing thing is so great .

For there was about her cage a silence and stillness so great that it seemed as if she had disappeared.

She had Oliver draw the curtains, but then the heat was so great that they suffered at a slow boil.

Why should this make so great a difference?

And the pain was so great that it lingers still.

The force of their own gravity is so great that their collapse can not be halted at all.

My hunger became so great my legs shook.

too

To stare at an empty vastness would be dispiriting; perhaps also it would bring about too great a sense of isolation.

The damage was too great to save his hands.

The potential is too great to ignore-and the hazards too serious to be underestimated.

Some of them fight well, but their bad leadership puts you at too great a risk.

Yet there is more which the Government could do without too great an increase in public borrowing or putting up taxes.

To get our bearings, first he has me shoot from a distance too great to reach my target.

The risks of peacemaking seemed too great .

The cost for any man of transporting his own child to school every day was far too great .

very

He has very great merit in many respects.

Of course it has, and a very great value, indeed.

Thanks again for your very great help over the questionnaires.

The weight of the evidence against the scanning hypothesis for REMs is very great .

He insists on very great freedom to choose, even when there is stark and utter contradiction between the rival approaches.

Moore claims that this is precisely the role played by pleasure in all very great goods with which we are familiar.

In a literary sense, those were very great years indeed.

■ NOUN

advantage

We can see by reference to the Salomon case the great advantage of limited liability.

Even an only child feels that other children have some great advantages over him, and this makes him intensely jealous.

A hairless chest would have been a great advantage for a bisexual like myself.

Take greater advantage of federal money that pays for many services.

I have always found it a great advantage to loathe my political opponents.

The great advantage , they think, is that everyone is in touch.

The great advantage of the Word-Maker is that the word can be corrected without confusing the speller by crossings out and insertions.

People who have played in the orchestra have a great advantage .

care

I would fold it up with great care every morning.

Notice that you should treat the new motherboard with great care as it can easily be damaged.

Honda uses great care to make the goals reasonable and attainable, and the top leaders are especially sensitive in that regard.

An audit of unplanned pregnancies seen in one practice also emphasised the need for great care in counselling people using the pill.

Carotid sinus massage should be done with great care in patients for whom this diagnosis is suspected.

The advice is, therefore, pick your pear varieties with great care .

Be careful with toxic substances and always follow the directions on the bottles with great care .

danger

The greater danger is that there may be an even wider cultural gap growing between the two philosophies of rugby.

What is the greatest danger that this may portend?

If the pain becomes acute, the cat knows that it is in great danger .

The greatest danger , therefore, was in eating too much.

That campaign is racist in intent and is against the interests of people who are seeking asylum from situations of great danger .

They concluded that she would be exposed to great danger from a splinter of flax.

Are New Agers just simply home-grown nature-lovers, or are they one of the greatest dangers to confront Christendom?

The very asteroids that present the greatest danger to us are also the most accessible bodies in the solar system.

deal

This technique has had a great deal of impact in computer programming where it in systems analysis and design.

He spends a great deal of the day in the cellars or on his bed; nothing pleases or entertains him.

The shop had been standing empty for some time, and needed a great deal of work.

There was a great deal of communal self-help in the Engineering School.

In 1975 he taught a great deal and wrote a conceptual study book for the drums.

There is not a great deal of readable prose in the field.

But this dichotomy is, itself, a great deal of the trouble in St Ann's.

Two issues produced a great deal of agitation in the country.

demand

The dance is a comic interlude, quite short and making no great demands on technique.

A company representative said they had not anticipated the great demand for Metrodin.

Iznik pottery of the sixteenth century was again in great demand .

Workplace 2000 will undoubtedly place greater demands on workers for performance.

Once production was under way there came a great demand for the engines from the ore mines of Cornwall.

In developed countries, an increase in income no longer leads to greater demand for food.

Cattle in great demand selling to 165.5.

The company also showed off a new 166-megahertz Pentium Presario computer by launching games that place great demands on the processor.

depth

They secrete lime, forming stony cushions near the shores of the Pool and teetering columns at greater depths .

It always amazes me that animals reach the surface alive from great depths .

When the heart has great depths , no surface storms can affect its clarity.

It is the second point which we should reexamine now in greater depth .

It can be sold mild when young, or matured to a greater depth of flavour.

Primitive, yes, but with great insight, great depth .

With a high performance car a greater depth is required.

In the third and fourth years, a wider range of authors is studied in greater depth .

difficulty

The umpire, who was having great difficulty controlling his dapple-grey pony, hurled the ball in.

Next, go around the group and have each client describe the setting in which they have the greatest difficulty refusing drinks.

And yet young deaf students have great difficulty in getting a place at university.

These two problems may merge to produce even greater difficulties for prospective councillors.

A greater difficulty of using whole hops is the effect on consistency.

Travis raced to the Gormans' cottage and with great difficulty told the distressed couple what had happened.

It was only with the greatest difficulty that the crew managed to carry out an emergency landing at Detroit.

First, even critics of privatisation have the greatest difficulty in defending the existing position.

distance

As a modern, you located the stars at a great distance .

Big drop-offs in the use of contraceptives occur when women have to invest more time and traverse greater distances to get them.

I could see my hand, lying palm upwards and seemingly a great distance from me.

Then, as if from a great distance , there came the sound of a voice unlike any he had ever heard.

But for a big landscape, a plane is a major advantage because you can cover much greater distances .

But impact events can eject rock chips to great distances from their point of origin.

The black and white stripes of the skunks act as a powerful deterrent, even from a great distance .

A fiber optic system can send its signals greater distances and with less signal degradation than can the traditional coaxial system.

effect

The task of management is to use these to greatest effect .

If we keep advocating our positions honestly, consistently, persuasively, we ultimately have a great effect .

By far the greatest effect on the crude mortality rates was when mortality rates due to immaturity were adjusted for low birth rate.

The possibility of a similar or greater effect in young children who listen to music has not been tested.

The threefold model of church growth of cell, congregation and celebration works at Ichthus to great effect .

Three different palladium rods were tried of various diameters: the thickest rod gave by far the greatest effect .

These then, have by far the greatest effect on living things.

A black diffused area underlines this golden strip to great effect .

extent

Channel structure To a great extent a manufacturer's choice of distributive intermediaries is governed by the members in that channel.

I think architects are to a great extent inspired by their clients.

The move provides several benefits: Work can, to a greater extent , be proactive rather than reactive.

To a great extent , Robert Ory shares the same view.

Moreover, within these areas workers were concentrated in large enterprises to a far greater extent than in the West.

During the cold war, and to a great extent because of it, the colonial world achieved political independence.

Differentiated labour meant that people now differed from each other to a much greater extent , including in their consciences.

Jefferson had obviously set out to design the ultimate high-tech putter and had, to a great extent , succeeded.

fun

That has all been great fun .

Of course, I am delighted to be in, and have great fun up there....

In beautifully landscaped settings, this unique zoo is great fun for all the family.

Following in the footsteps of the great ones is great fun .

This is just a whim but it is great fun .

It had been great fun , much more so than he had anticipated.

Those doing it wouldn't necessarily agree, although most find it varied, exciting and often great fun .

help

The greatest help in setting a strategy is a hefty slice of cynicism and the openness of mind to re-examine cherished beliefs.

But Temin does not really claim that the Fed was of great help .

And you have the framework of your story ready made for you, a great help to the beginner.

FiltrationA filter is of great help in keeping water free of suspended material, but it does not alleviate a polluted condition.

On the first point, I think it is a wonderful move and a great help to the amateur game.

His superstar charisma will be of great help in making the Giants' new ballpark become a reality for that 2000 season.

They know Britain well, and will be of great help to you.

In this chapter it has been argued that the uncertainty map can be of great help in managing such a portfolio.

idea

And then we thought what a great idea for a book.

Like all great ideas , it generated internal controversies.

I sighed and tumbled on a great idea .

Ideas are everything in a fragmented global marketplace, and great ideas demand a diverse work force.

Where else did the great idea come from?

Sounds like a great idea to me.

So now, chéri, tell me this great idea of yours.

And in the process we stumbled across a great idea , an entirely new security.

importance

It is a matter of great importance , on which the Government are at it again.

We see this as a national event of great importance and we are lending it our full support.

That is a matter of great importance .

Claims are frequently of great importance both to the contractor and the client.

Lewes alone seems to have grown to any great importance in the pre-Conquest years.

Another initiative of great importance for the future is the Community Education project.

The status and availability of the original speaker is therefore of great importance in deciding whether to publish the remark.

They feel nurture is of infinitely greater importance than nature.

interest

He took a great interest in the dissemination of science to the public.

It is too Complicated a combustion system to be of great interest from a fundamental standpoint.

The latter have produced wild flowers and butterflies which are of great interest to visitors and school children.

The discovery that Roman law had anticipated the position in modern equity is of great interest .

My hon. Friend knows of my great interest in further improving the resources available for housing associations.

I listened to that with great interest .

Sometimes he stopped at the fireplace, and sometimes at the door, pretending to stare with great interest into shop windows.

job

He's intelligent, good-looking, great job , etc.

It did a great job conveying the emotion of that scene.

They have been successful in bringing in inward investment and greater job opportunities in those countries.

Dwayne did a great job and I told him that.

Graduates enjoy greater job opportunities than those entering employment direct from school.

Valentin did a great job as the No. 2 hitter last year.

Round here, there's not that many great jobs on offer.

But he has done a great job filling in for Andre Reed.

length

Cecil had expressed his own attitude at great length and less clarity a year or two before this.

Yet Phillips climbed the wall anyway, went to great lengths to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

It is likely that Celsus discussed the matter at greater length , and with greater clarity.

When uninterrupted by unforeseen or unrecognized obstacles, parents will go to great lengths to provide these advantages for their children.

The service developments which followed the Home Support Project will be discussed at greater length in the final chapter.

Presidential families have gone to great lengths before to preserve the privacy of their personal correspondence.

I could continue at great length .

Thacker had considered this problem at great length when testing his chronometer.

majority

The great majority of the children recovered very quickly after a quarrel and showed no evidence of resentment.

The great majority , once they breach the system and hear the telltale whine, are out of there like a shot.

The great majority of these are in lower socio-economic groups.

Anthropologists point out that within the great majority of agricultural communities grandmothers and older children take care of the young.

The great majority of the vessels made were simpler.

The great majority of companies in the construction industry are companies limited by shares, to which this chapter refers.

Such a question would inevitably be negatively answered by the great majority of people.

The general impression of investigators is that the great majority of the graduates, in spite of certain difficulties, enjoy their work.

man

He was, genuinely, a great man , a leader, he had so much size.

I had never seen the great man himself.

The great man congratulated me on knowing where they were.

The great man himself is now 95 and too frail for any involvement.

He alone of all the Lionisers was unmoved by illusions of great men .

Male speaker A very great man , who contributed to every area of politics and never avoided making difficult decisions.

But,in accordancewith inflexible routine, the great man had already retired for the night.

I would wear rags and live upon rye bread and water rather than be a harlot to the greatest man in the world.

number

Radio has therefore proved less restrictive, being able to reach many more individuals through a greater number of languages.

We are in favor of abortion rights and reproductive freedom in greater numbers than men.

The greatest number I have ever encountered in a single dead-end is nine.

It goes without saying that this intolerance does not arise where the aquarium is planted with a greater number of species.

It was a great number and they took notice of him even though he was just on his own.

In 1608 famed explorer Captain John Smith reported that great numbers of wild ducks abounded.

In this, great numbers of grain-like spores are produced.

But vastly greater numbers of smaller bodies accompany the larger and more easily discovered ones.

part

But who cares when you're waiting to play your greatest part ... as a mum.

During the greater part of each contest, the two are settled in a squat position, measuring each other.

The greater part is given over to the well in which the ice was deposited.

No council can hope to sack a large portion of its staff, who take the greater part of its expenditure.

For by far the greater part , the aesthetic is bracketed in the name of a robust historical materialism.

It is these that make up the greater part of the transcribed conversations in Appendix 2 of this book.

The greater part of the underclass consists of members of minority groups, blacks or people of Hispanic origin.

pleasure

Had I an opportunity I should have great pleasure in giving you a few hints on this subject which might not be useless.

Successfully managing your business relationships, while making money doing what you enjoy, is one of the great pleasures of life.

Special festivals A friend of mine goes every year to the Mozart Festival in Vienna, it is her greatest pleasure .

I have also seen with great pleasure an inter-change of historical pageants between various groups.

It is with great pleasure that I now enclose a copy of the video film made of the first semi-final round.

Rockefeller is said to have monitored the struggle at Ludlow with great pleasure .

One of our greatest pleasures was collecting early morning provisions from the farm.

In the event, it was a great pleasure .

sense

Anna felt a great sense of relief.

Within a few months she was able to resume her normal life with new coping skills and a greater sense of self-affirmation.

People with Down's love to be involved with whatever's going on and have a great sense of fun and community.

Today we are rightly demanding a greater sense of satisfaction and achievement not just a weekly paycheck.

There wasn't actually a great sense of option or choice.

Which is weird because Carter seems like such a happy guy, a congenial man with a great sense of humor.

But also there's a great sense of doorstep rebellion, and stamping of feet.

His marriage turned upside down, William feels a great sense of liberation.

significance

Adam Smith's view of the great significance of transport developments in increasing the wealth of the nation has been much quoted.

And no October day carries greater significance than the last day of my favorite month, October 31, Halloween.

During his reign Edgar made one decision which was to have great significance later.

The fourfold division of consciousness has therefore great significance .

However, of great significance was the information displayed in the transformed images.

We also suggest that the kind of mix that results has great significance for the stability and performance of the political system.

Secondly, in family abuse, the history of the relationships may be of great significance in current abuse.

What is of greater significance for our analysis is the heavily personal nature of campaigning for today's congress.

strength

His greater strength over mine would have sent the boat turning round and round in circles.

To anyone other than a critic this would be its greatest strength .

It is in this that the great strength of ethnographic research lies.

All political candidates are men of the moment, and all capitalize on their greatest strength .

Such hags were ugly, with massive twisted features and great strength .

In some cases it also helped to underline the main moments in the action by emphasising gestures for greater strength and expression.

Whatever had done this to him had great strength .

Local inspectors, on the other hand, can rightly argue that this is their great strength .

success

The son who has the greatest success will inherit the lot.

We have also had great success with grapevine cuttings and herb sprigs, such as basil and thyme.

They ran their own open day for local businesses, which was a great success .

In Camp Montgomery he had his first great success .

McGowan's great success this series was Madeley and his amazingly fluid phalanges.

He did have to pull the troops out, announcing as he did so that the operation had been a great success .

Many of the lords are jealous of your great success against Blefuscu, and Flimnap still hates you.

In all too many companies, reengineering has been not only a great success , but also a great failure.

thing

The great thing is to spend time experimenting and trying different things.

He hoped to escape El Paso, do great things , and return home a hero.

Even so, his grand accommodation suggests that great things are in store for him.

It is a great thing to be present at the making of history.

One of the great things about these utilities is the frequency with which they're updated.

Now, I didn't get it because I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

When to love each other is greatest thing in life?

value

Of course it has, and a very great value , indeed.

For great skin at great value , Clinique has the answer.

Hence the great value of this teaching in ordinary life.

Structural and geochemical studies are of the greatest value in the Northern Highlands.

However, newspaper advertising can be of great value to the shopper for food.

Child reductions Lakes and Mountain holidays are great holidays for families; and with fantastic child reductions, great value too!

These elements are of great value in making life-support materials, propellants, and industrial chemical reagents.

variety

There is also an increasing trend towards greater variety in family formations.

We believe the gas-coal displacement option also opens a great variety of possibilities.

There's a great variety of bracken, ferns and other plant life.

Capitals and Columns Byzantine capitals show great variety of form and detail.

They point out that in practice there is great variety in corporate activities, even within one sector.

It was the great achievement of natural selection to explain the even greater variety of living species, including man.

Notable gardens of great variety , including fine old cedars and specimen trees, herbaceous borders, water and wild gardens.

At the Wednesday market an open-air auction of poultry, farm produce and second-hand items of great variety is conducted.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a great/good deal

A single incident suggests a great deal about Hennepinhis prudery, his belligerence, his sensitivity.

In the last ten years, we have learned a great deal more about this interplay.

Neither girl took a great deal of interest in me.

One particular candidate responding to the survey went to a great deal of trouble to commit his decidedly anti-headhunting views to paper.

She spoke a great deal about poetry.

Teachers also received a great deal of support and help from both popular organizations and from communities to ease their situation.

The movement of earthworms throughout layers can also cause a great deal of disruption, blurring the divisions.

Very frequently, speechwriters are recruited from the ranks of journalism, which accounts for a great deal .

at (some/great etc) length

All the torments of the one class and the joys of the other are described at length .

An example may, in consequence, be worth considering at some length .

Moreover, they were journalists from a premier worldwide newsgathering organization, playing themselves and at great length in a feature-film fantasy.

Standing in the farmyard, Giles Aplin also spoke to Seb at some length .

The criteria employed for the weeding process are discussed at some length in Chapter 11.

The distinctions between kinds of complex idea are considered at some length in the Essay.

Their objections, based on religious grounds, are discussed at length in the opinion.

This argument is both diversionary and, at length , immobilizing.

at a great/fair lick

be a (great/firm) believer in sth

Daley was a firm believer in the bootstrap theory.

He was a firm believer in the power of prayer.

He was a great believer in expressing aggression, not bottling it up.

Lampard was a great believer in eating whenever you could.

Letterman is a believer in the immigrant mentality.

Molly was a believer in homeopathy and underwent her last operation and subsequent treatment in the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.

She is a believer in fundamentals, in technique.

Tip is a firm believer in fate, and in 1961 the finger pointed in the right direction for him.

be heavy/great with child

But my wife is great with child !

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

dirty great/dirty big

fall from a great height

Along this curve it is as if the plane were freely falling from a great height.

As it was, the extremely small head of some dinosaurs no doubt reduced the dangers of falling from a great height.

That particular experience left me with a recurrent dream about falling from great heights.

When they fell from grace, George Best fell from a greater height.

go to some/great/any lengths (to do sth)

Both want to steal the show and they are going to great lengths to do it.

Dealers, sometimes surreptitiously encouraged by their firms, would go to great lengths to extract information from employees of rival firms.

Furthermore, bats go to great lengths to avoid confrontations with people.

George Bush went to great lengths to keep out of his way on the campaign trail.

The Medieval church went to some lengths to specify the roles of particular stones in religious imagery.

When uninterrupted by unforeseen or unrecognized obstacles, parents will go to great lengths to provide these advantages for their children.

Who knows whether Oppenheimer went to any lengths to find anyone who had anything good to say about Stewart.

Yet Phillips climbed the wall anyway, went to great lengths to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

great white chief

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

have high/great hopes for sb/sth

new/great/dizzy etc heights

And they all jump on me from great heights till corns on my hand seem like the fringe benefits of delirious joy.

Fried quail reaches new heights in this recipe.

I wave a fluttery wave of inconsequential cheerfulness and close the door, having reached new heights of cynical disinterest.

In spite of a keen desire to reach greater heights , progress is hindered by poor practice methods which make improvement slow and frustrating.

In the Upper Devonian, club mosses and horsetails grew to great heights .

The stock market is soaring to new heights .

Thereafter, the growth of the population reached dizzy heights .

Under his leadership, the radios reached new heights of effectiveness.

no great shakes

He's no great shakes as a singer.

At school I was no great shakes at it, or anything.

It is very simply made and no great shakes as a piece of cinema.

Secondly, and crucially, Professor Griff is no great shakes as a rapper.

not amount to much/anything/a great deal etc

not/never be (a great) one for (doing) sth

of great moment

Barry is a good writer, even when he is not writing about things of great moment .

sb is (great/good) fun

But it is fun for me to look up from my Sunday paper and watch them try to cope.

Chasing and racing is fun for a time but you end up yearning for something different.

In beautifully landscaped settings, this unique zoo is great fun for all the family.

It is fun to have competitions to see who can sleep their yo-yo longer.

Much of the film is fun , but a lot is confusing.

Some of this is great fun , but it pulls the production two ways, blunting its focus.

This is fun , unfussy, honest fare that calls for a glass of cold beer.

This is just a whim but it is great fun .

set great/considerable etc store by sth

Being thus disappointed, I now set great store by what the first night might bring.

Bourbon producers set great store by the soft local water which passes through limestone on its way to the distilleries.

Britain had previously set great store by the Lisbon economic summit two years ago, but progress has subsequently been slow.

He had worked for the same engineering firm for thirty years and he had always set great store by the company pension.

It apparently sets great store by creating business and completing assignments relatively quickly.

Organizations which set great store by behavioural conformity often develop patterns of operation which can appear ridiculous in their manifestations.

The ancient Israelites set great store by proper burial.

show sth to (good/great) advantage

He has joined to a fine genius all that can set him off and show him to advantage .

It may be that the product would be shown off to best advantage in use.

take/go to (great) pains to do sth

However, composers often go to great pains to keep to true intervals.

Mr Lendrem has gone to great pains to establish one thing: that all of his preconceptions concerning bird behaviour are true.

the (Great) Depression

Besides, labor disgraced itself in the Great Depression .

High scores on the depression scale suggest that treatment other than anxiety management might also be considered.

In the midst of the Depression , none of the Gennaros does anything to support the family.

In the very depths of the Depression the owner decided to build a new theater.

Keynes was intuitively convinced that public works would lift Britain out of the depression .

She earned up to $ 250 per speech, a handsome sum during the Great Depression .

The lowered mood itself increases access to negative memories, serving to maintain the depression .

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression .

the (great) outdoors

a love of the great outdoors

Dave Weatherley has been involved in the outdoors all his life.

Following the annual migration of food preparation to the outdoors is the perennial question: How shall these delicacies be washed down?

I spent the afternoon working hard, but feeling in communion with the outdoors .

In the great outdoors , the merit of any feats become meaningless.

Save it for the garden or the great outdoors .

This is all the stuff of magic dreams for people who love the outdoors .

Try to be as tolerant with the views of other human beings as you are with the great outdoors .

the Great Western

the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

Now, I didn't get it because I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

the greater/major part of sth

But people tend to drink caffeine on a regular basis over long periods of time-often the greater part of a lifetime.

For the Third World or rather the underdeveloped world these questions have existed for the greater part of this century.

Her objective was to acquire Transylvania, and she now at once invaded that country and quickly occupied the greater part of it.

I already had a stitch scar running the greater part of my left leg.

Many of those who call themselves farmers because they still own land derive the major part of their incomes from non-agricultural occupations.

No council can hope to sack a large portion of its staff, who take the greater part of its expenditure.

The filtered beer is tank conditioned, but the greater part of output has a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Their discussion comprises the major part of the story, with the Professore arguing the old dialectical materialist line.

time is a great healer/heals all wounds

to good/great/no etc effect

And the book eschews alphabetical order in favour of thematic logic - to good effect .

Any ball direct to deane was usually flicked on to no effect .

But nobody demonized the opposition to greater effect than did Clinton strategist James Carville during the 1992 presidential campaign.

Jones has turned the Trust's restrictions on the use of agrochemicals to good effect .

The bi-colour l.e.d. can utilise a transparent lens-clip to good effect .

The task of management is to use these to greatest effect .

The threefold model of church growth of cell, congregation and celebration works at Ichthus to great effect .

Video is a relatively new medium for in-house communications and is used by some companies to great effect .

to the (greater) glory of sb/sth

Bach composed to the greater glory of God.

But to be perfectly frank, Stevens, I wasn't paying much attention to the glories of nature.

In its place, they were erecting a flamboyant, terracotta cathedral to the glory of the Prudential Insurance company.

Six miles further is Lake Trasimeno, gateway to the glories of Umbria.

The exterior of Byzantine churches is plain and simple; its appearance is ceded to the glory of the interior.

whacking great

with (the greatest) respect/with (all) due respect

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

""Did you have a good holiday?'' ""It was great !''

"Let's have a barbecue," "That's a great idea."

"You want to go to a movie instead?" "Yeah, great , why not!"

"Your car won't be ready until next week." "Oh, great ! I need it tomorrow."

a great lady

an excellent film

As far as the eye could see, there stretched a great herd of buffalo.

Ella Fitzgerald was the greatest jazz singer ever.

I feel great this morning!

I have great difficulty in reading without my glasses.

I was never really a great one for sport as a child.

It'd be great if you could come.

It would be of great assistance if customers could have the exact money ready.

Like great sailing ships, the clouds sped across the sky.

Many of our great works of art are being sold and exported.

McEnroe was possibly the greatest tennis player of all time.

Olivier was a great actor.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He had squandered his great gifts of talent, intellect, and personal magnetism.

Here he had much greater scope than in London's country.

It is actively looking for more pilot schemes to identify the greater efficiencies needed and the best options available for waste collection.

Maria del Carmen Asencio, a great activist and a good friend of mine, was among them.

Other sights: If you grow bored with the great outdoors or just want to warm up, you have many options.

That is a matter of great importance.

The greatest pleasure comes when caddie and player are in perfect synchronization.

The point is, we get great information all the time about what is good and bad for us.

II. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a great/good deal

A single incident suggests a great deal about Hennepinhis prudery, his belligerence, his sensitivity.

In the last ten years, we have learned a great deal more about this interplay.

Neither girl took a great deal of interest in me.

One particular candidate responding to the survey went to a great deal of trouble to commit his decidedly anti-headhunting views to paper.

She spoke a great deal about poetry.

Teachers also received a great deal of support and help from both popular organizations and from communities to ease their situation.

The movement of earthworms throughout layers can also cause a great deal of disruption, blurring the divisions.

Very frequently, speechwriters are recruited from the ranks of journalism, which accounts for a great deal .

at (some/great etc) length

All the torments of the one class and the joys of the other are described at length .

An example may, in consequence, be worth considering at some length .

Moreover, they were journalists from a premier worldwide newsgathering organization, playing themselves and at great length in a feature-film fantasy.

Standing in the farmyard, Giles Aplin also spoke to Seb at some length .

The criteria employed for the weeding process are discussed at some length in Chapter 11.

The distinctions between kinds of complex idea are considered at some length in the Essay.

Their objections, based on religious grounds, are discussed at length in the opinion.

This argument is both diversionary and, at length , immobilizing.

at a great/fair lick

be a (great/firm) believer in sth

Daley was a firm believer in the bootstrap theory.

He was a firm believer in the power of prayer.

He was a great believer in expressing aggression, not bottling it up.

Lampard was a great believer in eating whenever you could.

Letterman is a believer in the immigrant mentality.

Molly was a believer in homeopathy and underwent her last operation and subsequent treatment in the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.

She is a believer in fundamentals, in technique.

Tip is a firm believer in fate, and in 1961 the finger pointed in the right direction for him.

be heavy/great with child

But my wife is great with child !

be in good/fine/great etc form

At least he is in good form again.

Davies, now in his 80s, is in fine form .

Fortunately, Alan Judge was in fine form , pulling off a great save to keep Hereford in the game.

Health Management Associates Inc., known as the Wal-Mart of hospital operators, appears to be in fine form .

I was in good form that night.

Office manager is on holiday this week., and assistant manager are in good form .

That is our strength and our forwards are in good form at the moment.

dirty great/dirty big

fall from a great height

Along this curve it is as if the plane were freely falling from a great height.

As it was, the extremely small head of some dinosaurs no doubt reduced the dangers of falling from a great height.

That particular experience left me with a recurrent dream about falling from great heights.

When they fell from grace, George Best fell from a greater height.

go to some/great/any lengths (to do sth)

Both want to steal the show and they are going to great lengths to do it.

Dealers, sometimes surreptitiously encouraged by their firms, would go to great lengths to extract information from employees of rival firms.

Furthermore, bats go to great lengths to avoid confrontations with people.

George Bush went to great lengths to keep out of his way on the campaign trail.

The Medieval church went to some lengths to specify the roles of particular stones in religious imagery.

When uninterrupted by unforeseen or unrecognized obstacles, parents will go to great lengths to provide these advantages for their children.

Who knows whether Oppenheimer went to any lengths to find anyone who had anything good to say about Stewart.

Yet Phillips climbed the wall anyway, went to great lengths to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

great white chief

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

have high/great hopes for sb/sth

new/great/dizzy etc heights

And they all jump on me from great heights till corns on my hand seem like the fringe benefits of delirious joy.

Fried quail reaches new heights in this recipe.

I wave a fluttery wave of inconsequential cheerfulness and close the door, having reached new heights of cynical disinterest.

In spite of a keen desire to reach greater heights , progress is hindered by poor practice methods which make improvement slow and frustrating.

In the Upper Devonian, club mosses and horsetails grew to great heights .

The stock market is soaring to new heights .

Thereafter, the growth of the population reached dizzy heights .

Under his leadership, the radios reached new heights of effectiveness.

no great shakes

He's no great shakes as a singer.

At school I was no great shakes at it, or anything.

It is very simply made and no great shakes as a piece of cinema.

Secondly, and crucially, Professor Griff is no great shakes as a rapper.

not amount to much/anything/a great deal etc

not/never be (a great) one for (doing) sth

of great moment

Barry is a good writer, even when he is not writing about things of great moment .

sb is (great/good) fun

But it is fun for me to look up from my Sunday paper and watch them try to cope.

Chasing and racing is fun for a time but you end up yearning for something different.

In beautifully landscaped settings, this unique zoo is great fun for all the family.

It is fun to have competitions to see who can sleep their yo-yo longer.

Much of the film is fun , but a lot is confusing.

Some of this is great fun , but it pulls the production two ways, blunting its focus.

This is fun , unfussy, honest fare that calls for a glass of cold beer.

This is just a whim but it is great fun .

set great/considerable etc store by sth

Being thus disappointed, I now set great store by what the first night might bring.

Bourbon producers set great store by the soft local water which passes through limestone on its way to the distilleries.

Britain had previously set great store by the Lisbon economic summit two years ago, but progress has subsequently been slow.

He had worked for the same engineering firm for thirty years and he had always set great store by the company pension.

It apparently sets great store by creating business and completing assignments relatively quickly.

Organizations which set great store by behavioural conformity often develop patterns of operation which can appear ridiculous in their manifestations.

The ancient Israelites set great store by proper burial.

show sth to (good/great) advantage

He has joined to a fine genius all that can set him off and show him to advantage .

It may be that the product would be shown off to best advantage in use.

take/go to (great) pains to do sth

However, composers often go to great pains to keep to true intervals.

Mr Lendrem has gone to great pains to establish one thing: that all of his preconceptions concerning bird behaviour are true.

the (Great) Depression

Besides, labor disgraced itself in the Great Depression .

High scores on the depression scale suggest that treatment other than anxiety management might also be considered.

In the midst of the Depression , none of the Gennaros does anything to support the family.

In the very depths of the Depression the owner decided to build a new theater.

Keynes was intuitively convinced that public works would lift Britain out of the depression .

She earned up to $ 250 per speech, a handsome sum during the Great Depression .

The lowered mood itself increases access to negative memories, serving to maintain the depression .

They will be concentrated in the same industries and come on stream as the economy is beginning its recovery from the depression .

the (great) outdoors

a love of the great outdoors

Dave Weatherley has been involved in the outdoors all his life.

Following the annual migration of food preparation to the outdoors is the perennial question: How shall these delicacies be washed down?

I spent the afternoon working hard, but feeling in communion with the outdoors .

In the great outdoors , the merit of any feats become meaningless.

Save it for the garden or the great outdoors .

This is all the stuff of magic dreams for people who love the outdoors .

Try to be as tolerant with the views of other human beings as you are with the great outdoors .

the Great Western

the best/greatest thing since sliced bread

Now, I didn't get it because I was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

the great unwashed

the greater/major part of sth

But people tend to drink caffeine on a regular basis over long periods of time-often the greater part of a lifetime.

For the Third World or rather the underdeveloped world these questions have existed for the greater part of this century.

Her objective was to acquire Transylvania, and she now at once invaded that country and quickly occupied the greater part of it.

I already had a stitch scar running the greater part of my left leg.

Many of those who call themselves farmers because they still own land derive the major part of their incomes from non-agricultural occupations.

No council can hope to sack a large portion of its staff, who take the greater part of its expenditure.

The filtered beer is tank conditioned, but the greater part of output has a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

Their discussion comprises the major part of the story, with the Professore arguing the old dialectical materialist line.

the single biggest/greatest etc

Drug overdoses have become the single biggest killer among the city's young people.

For the single greatest cultural movement of the twentieth century is the rise and global hegemony of black music.

It represented the single biggest step towards the creation of the international air agreements of today.

It was the single greatest revelation of his religious life.

The survey showed that consumer concern about the economy was the single biggest factor affecting the building business in 1993.

This is the single biggest thing we could do to reduce costs.

time is a great healer/heals all wounds

to good/great/no etc effect

And the book eschews alphabetical order in favour of thematic logic - to good effect .

Any ball direct to deane was usually flicked on to no effect .

But nobody demonized the opposition to greater effect than did Clinton strategist James Carville during the 1992 presidential campaign.

Jones has turned the Trust's restrictions on the use of agrochemicals to good effect .

The bi-colour l.e.d. can utilise a transparent lens-clip to good effect .

The task of management is to use these to greatest effect .

The threefold model of church growth of cell, congregation and celebration works at Ichthus to great effect .

Video is a relatively new medium for in-house communications and is used by some companies to great effect .

to the (greater) glory of sb/sth

Bach composed to the greater glory of God.

But to be perfectly frank, Stevens, I wasn't paying much attention to the glories of nature.

In its place, they were erecting a flamboyant, terracotta cathedral to the glory of the Prudential Insurance company.

Six miles further is Lake Trasimeno, gateway to the glories of Umbria.

The exterior of Byzantine churches is plain and simple; its appearance is ceded to the glory of the interior.

whacking great

with (the greatest) respect/with (all) due respect

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Fitzgerald is one of the all-time jazz greats.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.