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.
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- noun The quality of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun utmost importance
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It is his own favourite "serious methods;" it is his own favourite "momentousness;" it is his own favourite "judgment" which stops the way everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
Such is the momentousness of paying $80,000 for a bespoke shotgun.
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.
It is time for you to understand the momentousness of the occasion and lead.
The first movement signalled its epic proportions from the outset, with its eight horns and long-breathed trombone solo reinforcing the sense of momentousness.
Public officials promoting religion or political causes using public resources or to employees is wrong, but this is not exactly a momentousness violation.
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.