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momentous
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition of very great significance
  • It is of moment to her soul, and, therefore, as the worshipful Governor says, momentous to thine own, in whose charge hers is.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (74% in)
  • Hester could only account for the child's character—and even then most vaguely and imperfectly—by recalling what she herself had been during that momentous period while Pearl was imbibing her soul from the spiritual world, and her bodily frame from its material of earth.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (20% in)
  • Without disputing a truth so momentous, we must be allowed to consider this version of Mr. Dimmesdale's story as only an instance of that stubborn fidelity with which a man's friends—and especially a clergyman's—will sometimes uphold his character, when proofs, clear as the mid-day sunshine on the scarlet letter, establish him a false and sin-stained creature of the dust.
    Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (24% in)

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