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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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Another ex-prime minister, Sir John Major, will also face the inquiry.
MAJOR EXPENSE: police protection for John Major at Edgbaston totalled pounds 800 a day; NO COST: Will Smith and Beverley Knight
Her tawdry tale would have sold about as many copies as her unreadable novel without spilling the beans on John Major.
Once Thatcher was gone, John Major attempted to make inroads in covert negotiations with Irish Catholics seeking their own voice amid the majority Protestants - who had their own murderous extremists, the Loyalists - through a shadow group called The Link.
John Major called him a lucky man, and when Boutros-Ghali published An Agenda for Peace in 1992, he was hailed for breathing new life into what many saw as a moribund organization.
For the last three years of his government, John Major gave him unprecedented access to himself and No.
Back in the swinging sixties, it seems that rascally John Major had an affair with an olderwoman.
amp; LONDON -- Mobile Complete, the global leader of handset proliferation management, announces the addition of former Motorola CTO John Major to its board of directors amid the company's aggressive worldwide expansion.
Summary: Former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major has suggested that Labour leader Tony Blair was more right wing than him.
To clarify, PFI was an invention of John Major's government, and the truth is John Major is a Tory, as was his government.
The survey put Lady Thatcher's successor Sir John Major bottom of the rankings on both counts.
The Latex models included three former Conservative prime ministers, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and John Major.