Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë I would not have dwelt so long upon a circumstance that, perhaps, at first sight, may appear not very momentous, if I had not thought it necessary to justify my character, in point of cleanliness, to the world; which, I am told, some of my maligners have been pleased, upon this and other occasions, to call in question.
It introduced the sound of the band, and several of the techniques they would use in their later works, such as sound clips and songs in different languages.
Momentous and momentary share the root word moment but momentary describes just one fleeting moment in time.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Our client had suddenly burst into the room with an explosive energy which told of some new and momentous development.
The passage of this KansasNebraska Bill, one of the most momentous in its consequences ever passed by the Federal Congress, was largely a personal triumph for Douglas, who showed marvellous energy, adroitness and resourcefulness, and a genius for leadership.
Dracula, by Bram Stoker Both the sisters seemed struck: not shocked or appalled; the tidings appeared in their eyes rather momentous than afflicting.
Or to put it more exactly, the "Apostolic Fathers" represent, chronologically in the main and still more from the religious and theological standpoint, the momentous process of 1 Cotelier included the Acts of Martyrdom of Clement, Ignatius and Polycarp; and those of Ignatius and Polycarp are still often printed by editors.
Seward so simple, yet so momentous a wish, to ensure its fulfilment.
Context examples The present is one of those momentous stages in the life of man.
When a moment is so great you know you'll never forget it, you have just experienced something momentous.
A momentary occurrence can certainly be momentous, but it's not always the case.
Description: Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen Now, sir, I must ask you more particularly what this document is, and why its disappearance should have such momentous consequences?