world-shaking

ADJECTIVE
  1. sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering
    the contest was no world-shaking affair
    earthshaking proposals
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How To Use world-shaking In A Sentence

  • The monstrous, world-shaking failure was leaving the country vulnerable.
  • Awkwardly, I shuffled through my doorway and settled on the world-shaking response of, ‘Oh.’
  • It is not the most world-shaking of moral standpoints. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Scarcely world-shaking events, one might think. The Times Literary Supplement
  • What makes Hemingway so relevant today is how he merged great literary works with personal heroism in world-shaking events, including World War I, the Spanish civil war and World War II. Brent Budowsky: Hemingway at War, America in Crisis
  • For a team that demands victory every year this is world-shaking, humbling stuff.
  • This is not as world-shaking as it seems if you give philosophers some credit. Victor Stenger: The Grand Accident
  • If there is a criticism of these final episodes, it is probably the over-reliance on deep, world-shaking revelations about the characters.
  • If there is a criticism of these final episodes, it is probably the over-reliance on deep, world-shaking revelations about the characters.
  • Hobsbawm, a historian long admired by anthropologists, wonders in a recent book why most of the world-shaking events of the 20th century were unexpected.
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