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defin′ing mo′ment


n.
a point at which the essential nature or character of a person, group, etc., is revealed or identified.
[1980–85]
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I've probably had seven or eight defining moments, but the biggest and best was on the platform of Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 fans.
This volume of Omnigraphic's Defining Moments series focuses on the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair, a three-day musical festival that became an enduring symbol of the hippy counterculture of the 1960s.
If anything was a defining moment of the Olympics, amidst so many defining moments, it was Mo Farah's victories," he said.
In trying to identify the 150 Defining Moments of the past 150 years, was the birth of Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S et al a 'defining' moment?
But for sheer drama, for sheer defining moments, the Man City game stands out.
And they were treated to one of the defining moments in Michelle's stellar career.
The manuscript was discovered by Hunter Halverson while visiting the Red Cross Museum in Washington DC and got the family's permission to publish Angela's correspondence into a book that makes available the story of a Red Cross Worker's field activities as she followed American GIs through some of the war's most defining moments offering today's readers a unique perspective in a series of articulate, even eloquent observations.
Defining Moments describes the situation of a woman having come from a childhood of depression and neglect, marrying into abuse and danger.
The party guests have been invited to come dressed from their favorite historical period, and so the characters--ranging from a crusader and a monk to a cowboy and a Victorian widow--reflect defining moments in Western civilization since antiquity.
To motivate readers to study science, Brockman set out to find the common threads and defining moments in the childhoods of some of today's greatest scientific minds.
Countless dancers have done so in the past forty years, and writer Roslyn Sulcas interviewed some of them about their memories of those defining moments (see page 42).
Rock'n'roll has many defining moments - but few as seismic as the one which happened 50 years ago this week.