magnitude

01. The [magnitude] of the damage is unknown at this time, but experts fear it may cost in the millions of pounds.
02. It takes years of planning to organize an event of the [magnitude] of the Olympic Games.
03. It is the first time that accusations of this [magnitude] have been made against a President of this country.
04. Mother Teresa once said that it is not the [magnitude] of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
05. On September 19, 1985, at 7:19 a.m., an earthquake lasted for three minutes off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Its [magnitude] was 8.1.
06. On March 27, 1964, North America's strongest recorded earthquake, with a [magnitude] of 9.2, hit central Alaska.
07. In 1596, David Fabricius discovered that a certain star was variable in brightness, sometimes fading from third [magnitude] to invisibility.
08. Some variable stars change their brightness by as much as 2 [magnitudes].
09. The [magnitude] of the earthquake was estimated at 6.5 on the Richter scale.
10. The Second World War was a conflict of huge [magnitude].
11. Mary's father is an author of the first [magnitude].
12. The brightness of the stars in the sky as they appear from earth is described on a scale of apparent [magnitudes].
13. The [magnitude] of Pablo's financial problems has prevented him from returning to university.
14. In July 2005, British Prime Minister Tony Blair called the Irish Republican Army's decision to disarm a step of unparalleled [magnitude].
15. In March of 1970, a [magnitude] 7.1 earthquake destroyed more than 200 villages in Turkey, killing 1,300 people.
16. The number of species living on earth probably numbers somewhere in the [magnitude] of between ten and one hundred million.
17. David Suzuki notes that each new scientific discovery we make merely reveals the [magnitude] of our ignorance.

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