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Far more momentous is the changing of the guard in the semiconductor industry.

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NBA All-Stars also staged a strike before tipoff in 1964, fighting for better working conditions for all players — a momentous event in the history of the sports labor movement.

It might seem surprising to political junkies that something as momentous as the presidential election would have a much smaller predicted effect on the economy than schools reopening or Congress passing additional stimulus.

While we celebrate the momentous occasion of women being granted the right to vote, we must also reflect on the work needed to ensure gender and racial equality.

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This momentous rise of commercialism was accompanied by large scale import of slaves from far and wide lands.

He returned when she took on the Abner Louima case, which was as momentous in 1999 as the Michael Brown case in Ferguson is now.

There is something mysterious and possibly momentous, indeed even disturbing, about this most recent story in the Times.

It was, of course, a momentous book, in our memory and in its own time.

Speaking of time flying by, you have an extremely momentous birthday coming up.

Thirty years ago this week, Ronald Reagan made perhaps the most momentous decision of his presidency.

These are few and verbal, but momentous, and were not made without consultation of many critical authorities and versions.

Not one word did Mrs. Dodd utter for many days to her husband of her momentous conversation with the squire.

Congress met, and during the debate on the momentous question—peace or war—the hitherto compact group of intransigents weakened.

The king, however, soon forgot the neglect of etiquette in the momentous questions which were pressing upon his attention.

It would be curious to investigate the feelings of princes on occasions so momentous to themselves and to their people.


On this page you'll find 93 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to momentous, such as: consequential, crucial, decisive, eventful, far-reaching, and fateful.

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