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a momentous occasion
  of very great significance
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  • a momentous occasion
  • a momentous period in our history
  • She felt like she was making a momentous decision.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • I think this will be a momentous, uh, moment in the history of demo—
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Part of me felt like something momentous was about to happen.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • When the momentous day dawned, we all gathered the tools that DeSimon had directed us to bring and stood in the boiler room, waiting for direction.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The realization often hit in the strangest of places—while pushing the cart in the fruit aisle of the grocery store or standing in line to buy movie tickets—but whenever it happened, it made something as simple as taking her hand an exquisite pleasure, something both momentous and gratifying.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • We wouldn’t disrespect this momentous occasion by allowing my ugly cyborg stepsister to attend.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I got the feeling that this was in some way momentous, and that she needed to share it with someone, even if it was just me.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • My own awakening feels as momentous.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • On this momentous, hysteric day, however, these girls came for me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In July, 1862, Congress passed the second confiscation act and Lincoln made his momentous decision to issue an emancipation proclamation.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • His face set in an expressionless mask, manacled, gaunt and unshaven as he stood in disheveled prison fatigues, the ex-Commandant was clearly at the edge of embarking upon a momentous journey.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We should celebrate this momentous anniversary.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Isolated on their chilly mountain, the POWs had been told nothing of the momentous events of recent days.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The decision was being hailed as momentous, even though murders take place every day.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • He told her the story of Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford and the momentous slip of paper which he had once held between his fingers.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It is of moment to her soul, and, therefore, as the worshipful Governor says, momentous to thine own, in whose charge hers is.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The modern Priory of Sion has a momentous duty.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They traveled the length of the island with an air of disregarding it and being set on other business; they were less a progress than a momentous rise and fall of the whole ocean.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I realize I have just spent two entire chapters essentially pointing out what a momentous event that was, our arrival to work with the elite mountain troops of the U.S. Army.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • All he was aware of was that something stressful and momentous had happened, something beyond the outer limits of his understanding.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It’s such a momentous event.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • It hardly seems like there would have been time for them to make such a momentous decision, and I can’t imagine them choosing to leave me behind.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • They went away each on his own account, and yet it was only in consequence of their going away that the momentous event was accomplished that will always remain the greatest glory of the Russian people.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I do not object so much to the cynical and satirical fables as to those in which momentous truths are taught by monkeys and foxes.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Then he said that he had spoken in a light manner, and he hoped that if he had made a mistake in doing so on so grave, so momentous, and occasion for him, I would forgive him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I would rather live in an age devoid of momentous events.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It is my great pleasure to celebrate this momentous occasion with you—my dearest friends in the world.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Holly was silent for a moment, processing this momentous revelation.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • This announcement, which implied or appeared to imply, the approval of all the persons concerned in this momentous affair, had been preceded by a scene to which our readers must be admitted.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The letters said: ". in a momentous drama giving the answer to the great problem: Should a woman tell?"
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Both the sisters seemed struck: not shocked or appalled; the tidings appeared in their eyes rather momentous than afflicting.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • One might have assumed that all her thoughts were on the momentous occasion at hand, which was certainly what Prince Leopold believed.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • What can be more delightful than to find harmony of opinion in those we love, when a great and momentous decision has to be taken?
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Neither were the secondary actors in these momentous incidents forgotten.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The eldest of a large family, she was still considered by her father and mother as one of "the children," and the proposal that she should go to Orleans was a most momentous one to the family circle.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • But when Herbert and I had held our momentous conversation, I was seized with a feverish conviction that I ought to hunt the matter down,—that I ought not to let it rest, but that I ought to see Mr. Jaggers, and come at the bare truth.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The momentous interview was no sooner concluded, and Oliver composed to rest again, than the doctor, after wiping his eyes, and condemning them for being weak all at once, betook himself downstairs to open upon Mr. Giles.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • It was a momentous and eventful day to all upon our plantation.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Nothing momentous, they’re merely doing their job.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Now these three mates—Starbuck, Stubb, and Flask, were momentous men.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • And as their seventh anniversary approached, they prepared the human universe for a momentous announcement.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And at an instant the most momentous that can befall a puny child of clay?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I try in vain to recall how I felt about it, and what its circumstances were; but it is not momentous in my recollection.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • What did that have to do with this momentous rending of the veil, I wondered.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • In 1941, and since that is a momentous year (the beginning of World War II for the United States), the "fall" of 1941, just before the declaration of war, has a "closet" innuendo.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • And it was like the look on the faces of the elders during that far-off and so momentous Sunday dinner.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • But the chaplain’s impression of a prior meeting was of some occasion far more momentous and occult than that, of a significant encounter with Yossarian in some remote, submerged and perhaps even entirely spiritual epoch in which he had made the identical, foredooming admission that there was nothing, absolutely nothing, he could do to help him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
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