epoch-making epoch-making

Definition(s):

  • (adj) highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

Usage(s):

  1. Next day the Russians released a picture of Lunik III and a fairly detailed explanation of how it took its epoch-making pictures.
  2. But despite all the foofaraw, the Congressmen's ride was less epoch-making than it seemed.
  3. What Congress President William Henry Howell considered an epoch-making discovery was Russia's Boris Sokoloff's corferrol.

News

  • Putin drops Khodorkovsky bombshell in informal chat

    After a four-hour marathon press conference, journalists could have been forgiven for assuming that President Vladimir Putin had said all we wanted to say. But characteristic for a leader known for stunning reporters with out-of-the-blue statements, Putin had one epoch-making surprise up his sleeve. The press conference was already over, hundreds of reporters had begun to pack their belongings ...
    on December 20, 2013     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "This is an epoch-making event that has become possible after a long struggle of the Nepali people," Maoist chief Prachanda said, referring to a decade-long insurgency that began in 1996 in which more than 13,000 people died.
    on May 27, 2008 By: chairman Prachanda Source: Reuters UK

  2. The leaders "made epoch-making agreements for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula so we should see very good results at the meeting," Han told Kim. "We must make detailed and proper agreements in this round of talks and carry them...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Han Duck-soo Source: France24

  3. "We are passing through epoch-making times in the history of our country. Therefore, everyone must contribute to make free, fair and peaceful elections possible," Koirala said.
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Girija Prasad Koirala Source: Reuters India

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