momentousness momentousness

Definition(s):

  • (n) utmost importance

Usage(s):

  1. It was the first time their theories had been aired in public, but few of the attendees realized the momentousness of the occasion.
  2. The very momentousness of its subject, however, is the biggest hurdle facing the six-hour PBS series Making Sense of the Sixties.
  3. The momentousness of the news could be judged by the headlines it displaced.

News

  • US Senate Votes to Consider Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

    The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to consider a bill that would offer a pathway to citizenship for more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. The vote came after heated debate in the chamber, and the bill still faces an uncertain future. “This is a time I’ve been looking for for a long long time,” admitted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, acknowledging the momentousness of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Voice of America

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