earthshaking earthshaking  /ˈɜrθ ˌʃeɪ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) loud enough to shake the very earth
  2. (adj) sufficiently significant to affect the whole world

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. From Simon's tapes and from interviews with the Hills, he has stitched together an account that he himself wants to accept as earthshaking.
  2. And then my father died, and it was earthshaking for me.
  3. The best guess is that the annual cost of the changeover will remain below 1% of the world's annual income, a very modest price to avoid a potential earthshaking danger.

News

  • CAL VICK: Re-elect power, and our liberty may perish

    The earthshaking revelation published by Thomas Paine just before the American Revolution in 1776 may have jelled the resolve of American colonists to free themselves from the oppressive English crown. That revelation was that all humans are born with God-given rights.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

Quotes

  1. "Our message is that you can feel better tomorrow, and that is earthshaking for people with Parkinson's and probably other diseases. For us, that is the life changing thing," Newman said.
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Scott Newman Source: INDYchannel.com

  2. To put it another way, it's one thing to parrot correct doctrine about Jesus; it's quite another thing to have "an earthshaking revelation of Christ," said Viola.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Frank Viola Source: Gospel Herald

  3. "I was never an earthshaking actor," Hamilton, 69, said over lunch at the Ritz-Carlton. "What's interesting is that I've survived. My life was always more interesting than the films I was in."
    on Nov 23, 2008 By: George Hamilton Source: HeraldNet

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