seismic shift


: a great change
The discovery caused a seismic shift in public attitudes.

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Recent Examples on the Web However, the 1976 Paris Tasting, a moment that would alter the course of history, was not just a blind tasting but a seismic shift in the perception of American wines. Johnny Noakes, Hartford Courant, 20 May 2024 Federal authorities are set to reclassify marijuana and acknowledge its medical benefits, a seismic shift in the nation’s drug policy, according to multiple reports. Joseph Wilkinson, New York Daily News, 30 Apr. 2024 But make no mistake, this year’s show signals a seismic shift in our relationship with technology, mainly thanks to a giant infusion of AI. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Dubbed the government of national unity, this marks a seismic shift in South African politics, which has been dominated by the ANC since the end of apartheid 30 years ago. Kate Bartlett, NPR, 14 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for seismic shift 

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“Seismic shift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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