Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A change wrought by the sea.

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Examples

  • But while this may result in a fundamental shift in opinion in those countries actually requiring bailouts, it would be wrong to conclude that this will result in long-term sea-change in attitudes across Europe.

    It's the Sovereign Debt, Stupid

  • This is a big, beautiful library that is thriving in the midst of a cultural sea-change, and it was a delight to be among all the book-loving Friends of the Library.

    Jennie Nash: The Making of a Novel: Courage to Tell Your Best Story

  • Alzheimer's scientists ... the power of being able ask questions which bridge across different disciplines is really a complete sea-change, it's very, very important.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Should we consider the Half-Life sea-change of minimalist storytelling to be the new norm, or are we still rooted in the cut and dry lather-rinse-repeat stories of golden age RPG territory?

    Conflict, Resolution

  • What will be fascinating (at least to me, a political junkie) will be if the BP affair results in a sea-change in governmental regulation.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » If you like the BP spill, you’ll love cyberwar

  • "Frankly, it has found a much more welcoming home in the Democratic party in terms of appreciation for diversity, tolerance - whether it be religious tolerance, whether it be tolerance for different ethnicities - so I think we have seen a real sea-change in the Arab-American community attitudes about the two parties and a lot more affinity for the Democratic party."

    US Candidates Reach Out to Arab-American Voters

  • I could almost sense the sea-change that's upon us last night as we sat before the fireplace,savoring the romantic, accelerant-fueled flames of a kiln-dried New England Duraflame log.

    My Wife, the Registry of Motor Vehicles

  • "I do expect to see a sea-change" in politicians' tone, said John Varley , the recently departed Barclays chief executive who led the negotiations for the banks.

    U.K. Announces Bank Deal on Bonuses, Lending

  • For Aslam, the exuberant reception in Swat points to a sea-change in Pakistani cultural attitudes towards music and musicians.

    Mark Levine: Sonic Peacemakers Go Where the Rest of Us Fear to Tread

  • I had already suffered a sea-change of such magnitude that there was nothing left, and my bones would be coral, my eyes pearls.

    Raziel

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