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cos·mic

 (kŏz′mĭk) also cos·mi·cal (-mĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the regions of the universe distinct from Earth.
2. Infinitely or inconceivably extended; vast: "a coming together of heads of government to take up the cosmic business of nations" (Meg Greenfield).

[Greek kosmikos, from kosmos, universe.]

cos′mi·cal·ly adv.
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The Vaterland bounded like a football some one has kicked and when they looked out again, Union Square was small and remote and shattered, as though some cosmically vast giant had rolled over it.
However, they failed to stop Thanos, a cosmically powerful villain in the movie, from collecting all the infinity stones.
How cosmically lucky the American Jewish community is, blessedly sited at the intersection point of two forms of chosenness, two forms of exceptionalism.
We live on a small and cosmically obscure planet, which some have compared to a spaceship, on the outskirts of a vast galaxy (the Milky Way) composed of about a trillion stars (suns) and there is no foreseeable alternative to living on planet Earth.
It is not until pages 212-213 that Radin discusses why personal dreams do not "come true, every time," because of "reality inertia, lack of talent, and the unconscious," but isn't this cosmically short-changing (to use a language similar to that of the book's subtitle) the presence of suffering and cruelty in life, no matter what we wish?
Her grandmother, also called Clelia, died in 2010: "She cosmically ordered dying in her sleep and mother died the same way.
In this regard, human consciousness can be reduced to a cosmically tragic mishap.
I believe that this is a deeply personal choice--without a cosmically right or wrong answer.
It was Stanfield, as the bodysnatched Andrew Hayworth, personifying the nightmare of Jordan Peele's "Get Out." In Donald Glover's "Atlanta," his cosmically lackadaisical pot-smoking philosopher Darius is the epitome of the show's freewheeling surrealism.