seismic shift


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Engagement with the Russians following the summit had barely begun when there was a seismic shift. John J. Sullivan, CNN, 20 Feb. 2023 Industries involving routine, repetitive tasks that can be easily automated are at the forefront of this seismic shift. Mark Minevich, Forbes, 31 Mar. 2023 Another panelist, Jennifer Lahl, founder and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network, said transgender ideology has caused a seismic shift in the medical profession. Jon Brown, Fox News, 30 Mar. 2023 Many readers will identify with the seismic shift that has occurred in their story, and in the sense of a distinct before-and-after. Maggie Smith, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2023 And in doing so, Brown singlehandedly created a seismic shift in the instrument's history. Tricia Despres, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2023 All of that took a backseat this week to a seismic shift in the Star Wars galaxy. Dalton Ross,, 22 Mar. 2023 Ten years ago, Venezuela underwent a seismic shift with the death of President Hugo Chávez. Mie Hoejris Dahl, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Mar. 2023 Mexi-go As the world embarks on a seismic shift to electric vehicles, Mexico is primed to reap the benefits. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Seismic shift.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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