Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being momentous or of grave importance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun utmost importance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being momentous

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun utmost importance

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Examples

  • It is his own favourite "serious methods;" it is his own favourite "momentousness;" it is his own favourite "judgment" which stops the way everywhere.

    Heretics

  • The book is broken into small chapters — "The Shelter," "The Choosing," "The New Place," etc. — so there's a sense of both momentum and momentousness at each stage as the cat adjusts to being adopted.

    When Imagination Blasts Into Orbit

  • Those wishing to instill New Year's Eve with a sense of momentousness and grandeur could do worse than join the New York Philharmonic in the newly welcoming environs of Lincoln Center.

    Jam It Up for 2012

  • When we enter the big auditorium and see the hundreds of "U.S. naturalization candidates" neatly seated, holding small American flags, smiles on their faces, some lost in thoughts, some a little awed by the momentousness of the occasion, but all with hope and expectations in their eyes, I realize that not much has changed.

    Dorian de Wind: U.S. Naturalization Ceremony Evokes Memories of 50 Years ago

  • Such is the momentousness of paying $80,000 for a bespoke shotgun.

    Arm Candy

  • Obama summoned rhetoric appropriate to the momentousness of this particular historical moment while downplaying expectations for the difficult days ahead and acknowledging that serious challenges remain.

    Obama: "Today belongs to the people of Egypt"

  • It is time for you to understand the momentousness of the occasion and lead.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: A Plea to the President to Promote Arab Freedom

  • The first movement signalled its epic proportions from the outset, with its eight horns and long-breathed trombone solo reinforcing the sense of momentousness.

    BBC Now/Otaka – review

  • Public officials promoting religion or political causes using public resources or to employees is wrong, but this is not exactly a momentousness violation.

    Port Director Apologizes for Distributing NRA Video « PubliCola

  • Morris prints big in subtle colours and it's a mark of his considerable compositional eye that a cloudy mountainside, deserted beach, or row of garden allotments are afforded something of the thematic momentousness of history paintings.

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