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Earthshaking   /ˈərθʃˌeɪkɪŋ/   Listen

Loud enough to shake the very earth.
Sufficiently significant to affect the whole world.  Synonyms: world-shaking, world-shattering.  "The contest was no world-shaking affair" , "The conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"

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"Earthshaking" Quotes from Famous Books

... to make life miserable for the big cat. Close by were many trees bearing large, hard fruits and to one of these the ape-man swung with the agility of a squirrel. Then commenced a bombardment which brought forth earthshaking roars from Numa. One after another as rapidly as he could gather and hurl them, Tarzan pelted the hard fruit down upon the lion. It was impossible for the tawny cat to eat under that hail of missiles—he could but roar and growl and dodge and eventually he was driven away entirely ...
— Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar • Edgar Rice Burroughs

Words linked to "Earthshaking" :   world-shattering, loud, significant, world-shaking, important

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