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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - sufficiently significant to affect the whole world; "earthshaking proposals"; "the contest was no world-shaking affair"; "the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"
significant, important - important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"
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After her world-shattering diagnosis, Katie, who was working as a carer, applied for both the daily living allowance and mobility benefits, but claims that she was told she wasn't ill enough.
However, Drahuna says it was in part thanks to this world-shattering moment that she found her true calling and was able to continue her education by applying to Dundee through clearing.
As the chosen Dragon Speaker, she's thrust in the center of a world-shattering war, but perhaps the sides of the battlefield aren't quite drawn in black-and-white terms.
After the (literal) world-shattering events of this year's MCU magnum opus Avengers: Infinity War , Ant-Man and the Wasp graciously ushers in a welcome breath of fresh air.
Racing certainly the agenda linked David, I Sheffield how fit To some, Smith's times weren't exactly world-shattering but for the Gateshead Harrier they were enormous due to the fact that last year she only returned to competitive athletics after giving the sport a miss for five years.
He outlines the elements for omillennial mythmakingo: joy in the face of chaos; a sudden moment of world-shattering transformation guaranteed to happen at the very time in which we live; a calculable moment that can become known to us provided we follow the path toward revealed knowledge by perfecting ourselves, and the unshakable faith that, if we can endure the world falling apart, it will all magically reconstitute into a better world.
The man said a "world-shattering event" was about to take place.
It was then that she was given the world-shattering news the disease had come back, but this time had spread to her spine, liver and stomach.
While patterns were not world-shattering through the SX3 and Browning Invector-Plus modified choke, there were some quality results in terms of kills.
From the world-shattering vastness of Wagner's Ring cycle, delivered three times, we are taken to the poignant intimacy of Puccini's La Boheme, whose entire length would fit snugly into several of Wagner's single acts.
Or received some world-shattering diagnosis from her doctor?