His artwork is heavily influenced by the vastness of the big, open sky.
Where vastness once signaled bounty, it gives off now a whiff—and sometimes more than that—of excess, of self-indulgence.
I was either looking down at my notebook or out at the vastness of the site, which itself felt completely arbitrary.
These sculptures all around the city make the vastness almost like a treasure hunt!
The evil seems too great for him, and its vastness crushes him.
She evinced boundless faith in the vastness of Maurice's intellect.
Then it was possible to obtain a bird's-eye view of the whole cut, and to appreciate its vastness.
The vastness of the antique press seemed brightened and all refreshed by them.
The huge oaken banquet hall, lined with rich hangings, shrunk us to dwarfs by its vastness.
A conception—a reality here—that was numbing in its vastness.
1570s, from Middle French vaste, from Latin vastus "immense, extensive, huge," also "desolate, unoccupied, empty." The two meanings probably originally attached to two separate words, one with a long -a- one with a short -a-, that merged in early Latin (see waste). Very popular early 18c. as an intensifier. Related: Vastly; vastness.