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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
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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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The fact John Major is now following the First Minister's idea, is to be welcomed.
MILLIONAIRE": Holmfirth man John Major celebrates his status after winning the airport prize draw
For his part, John Major expressed happiness for visiting Kurdistan and his participation in the opening of a British Consulate in Kurdistan.
Baroness Thatcher was invited as she is a Lady of the Order, and Sir John Major as he became legal guardian to William and Harry after Diana died.
I told John Major I had better learn the national anthem, and he told me to take Wales to my heart.
Sports mad John Major was at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on July 31 last year when England played the West Indies in the second npower Test.
FORMER Conservative Prime Minister John Major is today made a Knight of the Garter, Britain's highest honour.
THE friend of John Major who was gunned down after trying to stop a bank robbery said today he had been motivated by "anger".
Others will draw the inevitable comparisons between Major, the premier whose catchphrase was `Back To Basics' and whose politics were supposed to be all about honesty and decency and John Major, the secret adulterer.
Drawing from interviews with Bill Clinton; British prime ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair; Irish Taoiseaches (Irish prime ministers) Garrett FitzGerald, Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern; Sinn Fein leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness; secret assassins; and a host of others, ``Endgame in Ireland'' examines the past two decades of The Troubles.
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.