from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
- adj. loud enough to shake the very earth
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Have you heard about the earth-shaking new study "proving" that addicts inherit a brain dysfunction that causes them to have poor impulse control?
They talked about raising the Medicare eligibility age and reducing the annual cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security to save money—both earth-shaking propositions in the party.
The citizen rebellions in the Middle East have been dramatic, earth-shaking, undreamt of before they occurred - and they have had no discernible effect on the production and shipment of oil, which haven't slowed down any.
His faith wasn't misplaced: every few minutes there was a loud, percussive, earth-shaking rumble, as Nato jets pulverised the way ahead.
About 12 years before Ligeti was born, that earth-shaking Viennese Arnold Schoenberg unveiled his impulse to create a new musical language, sweeping away Victorian orders more forcefully than anyone, affecting the young Bartok and countless others.
Underscoring its earth-shaking impact, the Iran elections on Twitter displaced the death of Michael Jackson as the No. 1 trending topic in June.
Well, perhaps it didn't feel earth-shaking magic as it was tantalizingly rumored to be for some, but nerve-rolling magic was very much on the radar.
It is a Hemingway-esque story of vigorous expat men and women leading spare and often luckless lives in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, engaging in earth-shaking romances, throwing themselves into the fray with Republican armed forces, and bonding with native villagers.
This is not an earth-shaking crisis for the consumer but it is a great topic for journalists and politicians seeking to call attention to themselves.
Now just a few days later, in the absence of any apparently earth-shaking news and without warning the tone has completely changed.
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