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A sudden large increase or advance:‘there has been a quantum leap in the quality of wines marketed in the UK’
- ‘A comprehensive rethink that puts tackling racism at a Cabinet level along with the other measures will be a quantum leap forward.’
- ‘The graphics capabilities of Linux have taken a quantum leap forward!’
- ‘Not only is the Farrelly brothers' latest film the funniest film of the year, it marks a quantum leap forward for the film-making duo.’
- ‘They have also helped spur a quantum leap forward in assessing and quantifying the root causes and health consequences of war, disaster, and civil conflict.’
- ‘Howard said the acceptance of the Declaration meant the Forum had taken ‘a quantum leap forward in relevance’.’
- ‘The integration of many of these discoveries advanced in a quantum leap in the late 1970s.’
- ‘The development of methods for analyzing inflammation in small airways would be a quantum leap forward.’
- ‘This will be used by companies to provide services over the internet that are a quantum leap ahead of today's static and relatively unintelligent websites.’
- ‘Instead, you'll stand in front of monuments where civilization took a quantum leap forward.’
- ‘It's a quantum leap forward and it certainly brings it to everybody's attention.’
- ‘Given these figures and the increased complexity of hybrids, they do not seem to be such a quantum leap forward.’
- ‘The Victims' Rights Act represents a quantum leap forward in the recognition of victims' rights.’
- ‘The facility in Athens is a quantum leap forward, even from the setup in Sydney.’
- ‘In my acceptance speech I said: ‘The time has come for us to make a quantum leap.’’
- ‘Enormous improvements in the associated technology have enabled nothing less than a quantum leap forward.’
- ‘Next month that vision will take a quantum leap forward when the designs to transform the Grand and create a new home for Opera North are submitted as part of a funding bid to the Arts Council.’
- ‘The report concludes that to properly address the needs of children in Scotland requires not just money, but a quantum leap in terms of attitudes.’
- ‘The size and volume of forms and the amount of tax law an individual is expected to comprehend courts the risk that tax evasion will see a quantum leap.’
- ‘Beautifully staged, it marks a quantum leap in theatrical development from Lovett's first play, The Deadman's Beard.’
- ‘Although the Google founders were sure their technology was a quantum leap forward, they had no clue how to turn it into a business.’
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