(superl.) Of great extent; very spacious or large; also, huge in bulk; immense; enormous; as, the vast ocean; vast mountains; the vast empire of Russia.
(superl.) Very great in numbers, quantity, or amount; as, a vast army; a vast sum of money.
(superl.) Very great in importance; as, a subject of vast concern.
(n.) A waste region; boundless space; immensity.
(1) It is a place that occupies two thirds of our planet but very little is known of vast swaths of it.
(2) In this phase the educational practices are vastly determined by individual activities which form the basis for later regulations by the state.
(3) The effects of brain injury can be catastrophic and long-term so the impact of more research would be vast, but affected numbers are too small so it loses out.
(4) Does anybody honestly believe the vast majority of migrants don’t want that too?
(5) The vast majority of small cells were probably displaced amacrine cells.
(6) I never had any doubt that the vast majority of people engaged in "business" are not the exploiters but the exploited.
(7) In response, detainees – the vast majority of them failed asylum seekers who have committed no crime – waved and shared messages of solidarity.
(8) Not because we are “chippy, moronic gits” (thank you, Twitter), but because we do not see the social benefit of a two-tier education system that provides a small minority with vastly more opportunities than the rest.
(9) It is important to pay attention to the outcome of this study in (postgraduate) education for general practitioners, as they treat the vast majority of urethritis patients.
(10) The drugs used in early studies - diuretics, vasodilators and reserpine - greatly improved mortality from malignant hypertension, apoplectic stroke and congestive heart failure, but had little or no effect in persons with milder degrees of elevated blood pressure, who constitute the vast majority of hypertensives.
(11) We report that specific human (dC-dA)n.(dG-dT)n blocks are polymorphic in length among individuals and therefore represent a vast new pool of potential genetic markers.
(12) The discovery of this vast tranche of documents has prompted historians to suggest that a major reappraisal of the end of Britain's empire will be required once these materials have been digested – a "hidden history" if ever there were one.
(13) The vast majority of the epithelial cells were secretory, and the rest were ciliated.
(14) Even the landscape is secretive: vast tracts of crown land and hidden valleys with nothing but a dead end road and lonely farmhouse, with a tractor and trailer pulled across the farmyard for protection.
(15) Lethal pulmonary embolism is associated with hypoxemia and hypocapnia in the vast majority of cases.
(16) The vast majority of members would rather have a quiet body, offering technical assistance here and there and convening an occasional summit.
(17) Europe was never going to be another America or Soviet Union, with one constitution imposing national homogeneity over vast distances, and with people and investment migrating ceaselessly in search of employment.
(18) In the southern state of Karnataka, corruption is blamed for uncontrolled mining in vast areas of protected forest.
(19) Mali: a guide to the conflict Read more In response, the Tuareg separatists attacked military and police points as far as Tenenkou in the south, to prove it still controlled vast swaths of the desert territory.
(20) The vast majority of the subjects had correctly been given the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease.