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  • These sentiments carried particular resonance given the proliferation of epoch-marking wars, incursions, rebellions and uprisings in a decade of bloodletting in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, the Middle East, Darfur and South Ossetia.

    Let's declare war on these tired military metaphors

  • Perhaps it was not an epoch-making book, but it was certainly an epoch-marking one.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • More than four months had elapsed since Lincoln's epoch-marking speech at Springfield had brought on his great discussion with

    Fifty Years of Public Service

  • My first meeting with the kirk session of St. Cuthbert's was an epoch-marking incident.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • Like some other epoch-marking books, 'Lyrical Ballads' attracted little attention.

    A History of English Literature

  • Looking back to the epoch-marking visit of Their Majesties recently, it seems to me that we can trace to a large extent the fact that we are honoured today by having one so closely allied with the Royal Household representing His Majesty in this country as our GovernorGeneral.

    Address

  • To others the decision might not have seemed momentous; to Bonbright it was epoch-marking.

    Youth Challenges

  • On this epoch-marking day, even the officers 'servants were punctual.

    Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army

  • But she busied herself at the breakfast without a thought of the epoch-marking nature of these purchases.

    The Cow Puncher

  • While the bishops were in the Tower, another epoch-marking event occurred -- the birth of an heir to the crown (10 June, 1688).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

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