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Definition of very great significance
  • a momentous occasion
  • a momentous period in our history
  • 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
  • momentous = of very great significance
  • Direction itself was made beautiful, momentous.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • Neither were the secondary actors in these momentous incidents forgotten.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • 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
  • We should celebrate this momentous anniversary.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Where she could be placed became a subject of most melancholy and momentous consultation.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • And as their seventh anniversary approached, they prepared the human universe for a momentous announcement.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Her body stiffened against his, and he felt a strange emotion within her: a sense of impending momentousness.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • One's own personal doings look small indeed, when faced with the momentous travails of History, which we can only trust are for the greater good.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • For what was going on across the strip of red sand was too momentous.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Nothing momentous, they're merely doing their job.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • On the eve of such momentous events, my dear Freddie, I think you should wear this amulet.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet
  • This subtle modulation marked a momentous discovery—the perception of an entirely new attitude on the part of her listener.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • 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
  • We wouldn't disrespect this momentous occasion by allowing my ugly cyborg stepsister to attend.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Then Jaime understood that something momentous was taking place.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • A great calm settled over Hare; his blood ceased to race, his mind to riot; in August Naab's momentous word he knew the old man had found himself.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The decision was being hailed as momentous, even though murders take place every day.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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