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Their presence rendered the occasion all the more significant.

But more significant than the answers were the refusals to answer.

Could any teetotaller have invented a more significant name?

More significant are the percentages in columns five, six, and seven.

What is less obvious, but more significant, is its purblindness.

As for the reaction time, I noted that it was growing longer and more significant.

Often one feels in a gallery that the people are more significant than the pictures.

The more she dwelt upon this neglect the more significant it became.

No part of a book is more significant to the child than the illustrations.

His mother, to whom he became more and more significant, thought how to help.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "having a meaning," from Latin significantem (nominative significans, present participle of significare "make known, indicate" (see signify). Earlier in the same sense was significative (c.1400). Often "having a special or secret meaning," hence "important" (1761). Related: Significantly. Significant figure is from 1680s. Significant other (n.) attested by 1961, in psychology, "the most influential other person in the patient's world."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.