[ UK /hˈɜːkjʊlˌi‍ən/ ]
[ US /hɝkˈjuɫiən/ ]
  1. displaying superhuman strength or power
    herculean exertions
  2. extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules
    a herculean task
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How To Use herculean In A Sentence

  • And yet the number is steadily increasing who quietly undertake herculean tasks for their fellow-men, knowing that they will be neither appreciated nor understood, but, instead, will have to suffer social ostracism, which is sometimes quite as hard to endure as physical martyrdom. The Ascent of the Soul
  • As I sat breathlessly in front of my television and watched the team last weekend, they became my Herculean heroes.
  • These small feats seemed like Herculean accomplishm ents and slowly served to restore her depleted confidence.
  • I will tell you the tale of my wanderings and of the 'Herculean' labours, as I may call them, which I endured only to find at last the oracle irrefutable. Apology
  • But I'm far from the Herculean man mountain of muscle I was at my previous heights.
  • Thanks to some terrific special effects, the illusion that Herculean feats are occurring on the field remains solid.
  • The project was a herculean undertaking that is brought vividly to life in the book.
  • Many have laboured, lost their footing and fallen in a bid to dramatise Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong, a herculean tale of thwarted love, haunted hearts and man's capacity for bonhomie and inhumanity during the first world war. Grace Dent: Birdsong
  • (Soundbite of song, "Herculean") Mr. ALBARN: (Singing) And the medicine man is here 24-7. Albarn's The Good, The Bad, and The Queen
  • If getting things done in government requires a Herculean effort on the part of the prime minister and his staff, one can only imagine what it must be like for a regional minister trying to promote regional concerns.
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