Examples of seminal in a Sentence
- Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 2000 for his seminal observation that it was in the action of the synapses between cells that memory existed, not in the cells themselves, and that a molecule called cyclic AMP was what allowed cells to retain memory over the long term. —Michael Greenberg, New York Review of Books, 4 Dec. 2008
- Writer Susan Sontag died December 28 at age 71 after a long battle with cancer. She left behind an impressive body of fiction and criticism, including her seminal 1960s essays "Notes on Camp" and "Against Interpretation." —Allan Gurganus, Advocate, 1 Feb. 2005
- I wonder if the curators who organized "Matisse Picasso" ever asked themselves why it was that Alfred H. Barr Jr., the first director of the Museum of Modern Art and the guiding spirit behind the museum's seminal exhibitions of both Picasso and Matisse, never mounted a show like the one that has now arrived at MoMA QNS. Such an exhibition might seem to be logical, almost inevitable for the Museum of Modern Art. —Jed Perl, New Republic, 3 Mar. 2003
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Murray traces this crisis of identity back to the late 19th century, to two seminal events.
This change, spurred on in part by a seminal Supreme Court ruling in 2016, sets the stage for a departure from past settlements like those shown in the chart below.
That change has again thrust Franklin, a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, to the center of a debate over the future of the northwest's forests—including a potential rewrite of that seminal 1990s Northwest Forest Plan.
September 6, 2017 —The overthrow of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II in February 1917 was one of the seminal events in the 20th century.
Will the Las Vegas Strip massacre that originated from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay resort now be the seminal event that will forever toughen security in U.S. hotels?
Martin Scorsese will produce the project, which will be set in the early 1980s and draw inspiration from the legendary filmmaker’s seminal works of the era, like Raging Bull and Taxi Driver.
Zagoskin's journal of his travels in Alaska's Y-K Delta from 1842 to 1844 remains a seminal work of Alaska history and ethnography.
An actor already known for gruff sobriety, Ridley Scott's seminal, 1982 sci-fi picture demanded even less from him.
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