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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Requiring extraordinary strength or effort.
2. Having great strength or size.
From Hercules, the son of Zeus and Alcmene in Greek mythology. Hercules performed many feats requiring extraordinary strength and effort, such as cleaning the Augean stables. Earliest documented use: 1594.
“It would take a herculean performance for someone to wrest the world sprint title away from Christine Nesbitt.”
Rita Mingo; Dutchman Has Race of His Life; The Calgary Herald (Canada); Jan 30, 2012.
See more usage examples of herculean in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Catch-and-release, that's like running down pedestrians in your car and then, when they get up and limp away, saying -- Off you go! That's fine. I just wanted to see if I could hit you. -Ellen DeGeneres, comedian, television host, and actress (b. 26 Jan 1958)