dramatic event

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Noun1.dramatic event - an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
episode - a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
night terror - an emotional episode (usually in young children) in which the person awakens in terror with feelings of anxiety and fear but is unable to remember any incident that might have provoked those feelings
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Medlock to drink a glass of beer he was on the spot--as he had hoped to be--when the most dramatic event Misselthwaite Manor had seen during the present generation actually took place.
Such a book may or may not faithfully or exclusively represent the dramatic event, as the examples clearly demonstrate.
Strangely, however, the 15th anniversary of another dramatic event in the lives of newspaper-and-magazine-buying baby boomers--the resignation of President Richard Nixon--attracted little notice.
This dramatic event featured a full orchestra and choir with live narration describing the painting and its meaning in detail.
On the big day itself, there's a moment of amusement when Anita and Nansi arrive wearing the same hat, but will this be the only dramatic event for the wedding party?
While most people consider the audience's role in a dramatic event to be passive, current research suggests that theatrical productions are a creative event shared by actor and spectator alike, rather than an dramatization of discreet texts for passive public consumption.
In addition to the tremendous funds generated by this dramatic event, two Passport evenings are produced exclusively for young people.
The spectacular and dramatic event was captured on video camera by a local patrol car in the area.
It's debatable which has been the most dramatic event to happen to them, but Janae certainly hasn't had it easy.
Families who have gone through this dramatic event need stability and a helping hand," said Barr.
called a special meeting of legal, accounting and forensic experts together with litigators to discuss this problem and how to resolve this dramatic event.