path·​break·​ing | \ ˈpath-ˌbrā-kiŋ How to pronounce pathbreaking (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Espy mentioned those remarks in his announcement video, emphasizing his pathbreaking role as Mississippi's first black congressman since Reconstruction. NBC News, 13 Nov. 2019 In her 2008 run, Clinton had been reluctant to emphasize her pathbreaking role. Jeet Heer, New Republic, 14 Sep. 2017

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1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Pathbreaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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