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No one said an epic was going to be easy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their lives were an epic story in themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It sounds easy but soon turns into a challenge of epic proportions. The Sun (2016)The epics became a battle standard for romantics and for resistance against the British empire around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I would say almost all the films are epic and the tent business looks and feels brilliant. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is one thing to kick the establishment, quite another to take a gamble of such epic proportions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The epic Gladiator was filmed here, and the venue is still used for concerts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We've had some epic battles and it'd be unreal to play him in the final here. The Sun (2017)But it took them three hours to haul aboard the 8ft fish off the coast of Cornwall after an epic battle. The Sun (2016)When he takes off on one of his epic guitar solos, you would think he's taking off into the cosmos. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His potential companion for the epic voyage passed away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a small chance that the epic story may not yet be over. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is what an epic hero has to do. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His career has followed the arc of an epic poem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The panic has mounted over the years and is reaching epic proportions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is only really one epic swearing incident in the course of this story. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are the unassuming husband and wife team who humbled the taxman in an epic court battle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Popular literature and oral epics added to religion in giving an outlet for imaginative creativity. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Epic heroes seem to be at some distance from themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There have been some epic battles between the two nations in recent years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He also seems to have felt that the oral epic still had a presence in the modern world. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)His back story was suitably epic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The body count spirals as epic historical drama Rome returns. The Sun (2007)All aboard for the maiden voyage of this epic four-part series. The Sun (2012)It's a dilemma of epic proportions and one for which there is no obvious humane solution. The Sun (2014)The queues were epic, no one smiled and the place felt bedraggled and neglected. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was making expensive musicals and historical epics, which were losing millions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Odessa is a vivid comic story, epic in its scale and imagination. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We've traded our epic heroes for tragicomic ones who bear a stronger and stronger resemblance to ourselves. Christianity Today (2000)We had been lulled into a false sense of security by the first 23 hours of our epic voyage. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Surely this now throws open the doors to an entire back catalogue of serious dramas, crime flicks and period epics? Times, Sunday Times (2012)But there's no predicting the outcomes of pop culture's epic romance with technology. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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In Common Usage. epic is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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British English: epic NOUN
An epic is a long book, poem, or movie about important events.
…a sprawling historical epic.
Definition of epic from the Collins English Dictionary
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