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Synonyms for world-shaking

sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

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The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five inter-related families American, German, Russian, English and Welsh--as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the WWI, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
From the moment Gabriele Kendall, a Memphis DJ, hears Elvis singing from the sky, she is propelled on a journey through seven days of world-shaking miracles and confrontations with world leaders-to the King's return and her own immortality.
And yet, against this backdrop of world-shaking history and the quieter victories, life went on.
lt;p>"In a year dominated by world-shaking political events, a pandemic, the after effects of a financial tsunami and the death of a revered pop icon, the word Twitter stands above all the other words," said Paul Payack, president of the the Austin, Texas-based Global Language Monitor, which studies language usage around the world.
Innovation after innovation led to major business, often world-shaking, opportunities.
The 'widow's mite' is not only noble; when used in the right way it can be world-shaking.
A year before, few people considered this world-shaking event even a remote possibility.
The book is less persuasive in arguing that these fervent beliefs were the strongest motivation in his search for the roots of mankind, stronger than the obsessive curiosity of a brilliant scientist in pursuit of a world-shaking truth.
You would have thought a world-shaking event had occurred.
Herlihy reminds his readers that Henry Ford himself started working with bicycles, and that Orville and Wilbur Wright originally ran a bicycle repair shop in Dayton, Ohio, before their world-shaking experimentation in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The previous world-shaking food scare, just weeks earlier (and still ongoing), involved another harmless but banned red dye in the food supply: Sudan 1.
Stories span from 1779 to the present day, all rollicking with can-do determination and world-shaking happenings.
But Scotland have often confounded the pundits with victories against the odds and here Record Sport highlights 10 world-shaking triumphs.
These three quartets comprise his opus 14, and were composed around 1790; none of them is of world-shaking musical import, but all reveal Hoffmeister to have been a master of the form and certainly a gifted and elegant melodist very much in the style of Haydn.
World-shaking events apparently predicted by Christina Gallagher have been fulfilled.