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major

adjective big, chief, comprehensive, considerable, crucial, decisive, distinguished, enormous, essential, extensive, extraordinary, far-reaching, fateful, goodly, grave, great, high-level, important, impressive, intense, key, large, leading, massive, matchless, material, memorable, meritorious, moderately large, momentous, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, ponderous, pressing, prime, principal, remarkable, serious, significant, sizable, sober, solemn, substantial, supreme, top, top-level, tremendous, unparalleled, vital, weighty, worthy of consideration, worthy of remark
See also: cardinal, central, critical, crucial, essential, important, indispensable, key, material, momentous, outstanding

MAJOR, persons. One who has attained his full age, and has acquired all his civil rights; one who is no longer a minor; an adult.

MAJOR. Military language. The lowest of the staff officers; a degree higher than captain.

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Through the thick veils of irresistible sleep, the major soon saw the husband and wife as mere points or formless objects.
replied the major, "they have eaten my horse; and how can I make this stupid general and his wife walk?
The major looked at the count with his large staring eyes, and then took a survey of the apartment, but his gaze almost immediately reverted to the proprietor of the room.
said the major with a deep sigh, and raising his eye to heaven.
We have already said that Major Effingham had served as a soldier with reputation.
The Major looked at him rather queerly with his good-humoured gooseberry eyes.
Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her face and whole manner were so serious, though she was still holding the ends of her handkerchief, that the major ceased smiling and after some reflection- as if considering in how far the thing was possible- replied in the affirmative.
After riding about a hundred yards toward the forest, the major suddenly and sharply reined in his horse and sat motionless in the saddle.
Woodville's reference and of his own friend Major Fitz-David.
The only person in London whom he could have visited is Major Sholto.
shouted the general and the major in great surprise.
O'Dowd, with a tap of her whip, told the Major to be quiet; and then requested to be presented in form to Mrs.