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colossus

noun [C]     /kəˈlɒs.əs/ US  /-ˈlɑː.səs/ (plural colossi   /-aɪ/   or colossuses)
a person or thing of great size, influence, or ability: She has been described as the creative colossus of the literary world.Important people and describing important peopleFamous peopleWealthy people a very large statue (= large artistic object) or building: the Colossus of RhodesGravestones and monuments
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