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Forming or characterizing an epoch; epoch-making.‘the epochal scale of change in the East’‘the beginning of Jesus's human life is an epochal event’
- ‘The current information revolution can be termed as the fifth epochal event since the birth of the human species.’
- ‘Other defining moments have been more domestic than epochal.’
- ‘I'd say this thing is moving toward an epochal confrontation.’
- ‘But according to the authors, the epochal events failed to alter how most high administration officials understood the world.’
- ‘The Mahabharata War was the epochal event of ancient India.’
- ‘Scholars who seek to move beyond these epochal events may encounter obstacles as they negotiate the oral archive.’
- ‘But this is a momentous, perhaps epochal, political shift.’
- ‘These epochal developments have not commanded much official attention.’
- ‘The death of Ronald Reagan has proved an oddly epochal event, not just in America but across the world.’
- ‘Still, the industry restructuring may turn out to be an epochal event, possibly ushering in an age of stability and an end to trade protectionism.’
- ‘Eleven years before the epochal events in Germany, a seismic change was taking place in China’
- ‘The International Monetary Fund played a crucial role in many of the epochal events of the 1990s.’
- ‘He said an epochal flood ‘swallowed up’ the mountainous island.’
- ‘The epochal event of the post-war world, the winning of the Cold War, is little understood and seldom discussed.’
- ‘Her country's epochal events form the colorful backdrop for her breathless and episodic recounting of her own journey of self-transformation.’
- ‘Then, in an epochal labor-and-management accord, the two sides stopped exploiting each other - and began exploiting the fans.’
- ‘These, too, we've come to expect, and if they weren't around we'd have reason to wonder if the event itself were as epochal as it's supposed to be.’
- ‘No matter how the case ends, the court's decision to accept the recorded testimony from the two children as corroborative evidence is epochal.’
- ‘As with the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the launching of Sputnik, epochal events can briefly change all the rules of the political game.’
- ‘He recalled the Exodus and other epochal events in Western history, claiming a similar importance for the present struggle.’
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