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Synonyms for world-shaking

sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

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Worse, the speech was totally eclipsed by a world-shaking event -- the shutdown of the US federal government.
IN THIS interval of blessed tranquillity between the titanic struggle to choose the next president of the 'world's greatest nation' (same guy as last time), and the world-shaking choice of the next leader of the 'Middle Kingdom' (Xi Jinping, but it's still officially secret for a few more days), a delicious moment of sheer silliness.
The Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences helps put the state at the forefront of potentially world-shaking research.
This world-shaking event started at the beginning of the fasting month, a result of the January 25 revolution that toppled Mubarak and inspired the whole world while raising political awareness among Egyptians.
And now another world-shaking discovery that could be, get this, Jesus' diaries - with his picture on the cover.
The Beatles were returning to their city in a homecoming of almost a religious proportions; in fact, some were even saying the world-shaking Fab Four had been predicted in the Bible''s Book of Revelation (9:8) as the Four Men with the hair of women, who created a sound that was louder than thundering horses.
Somewhere vaguely beyond my idea of writing "like" some poet I admired, was the idea that I might write something "original," something as unforeseen and world-shaking, maybe, as The Waste Land.
LONDON: The race for the leadership of the British Labour Party isn't normally a world-shaking event.
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.
This book's strength is the realistic insider's assessment of how world-shaking decisions are made and how convoluted the tangle of multiple allegiances has become especially when mixed with religions bent on speeding the arrival of the end times.
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.