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On Monday, President Barack Obama made history by becoming the first American president ever to visit Cambodia and Myanmar, but the momentousness of the occasion didn't seem to fully register with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was caught on film dozing off.
The momentousness of Godwin's impact upon the dominant utopian ideals of the period-we recall that he was with Condorcet the chief target in the first edition of Malthus's Essay on Population (1798)--is utterly lost here.
Another is that Mallon's approach takes Watergate's momentousness as a given instead of amplifying it for newbies' benefit.
Given the momentousness of such an endeavor and how much prominence the Iranian nuclear issue has been given, one might think that talk about exercising the military option would be backed up by extensive analysis of the threat in question and the different ways of responding to it.
I realized the momentousness of the occasion, and with a rigid sense of ritual that only awkward teenagers can so earnestly conjure, I thought that an appropriate soundtrack was de rigeur.
Despite the momentousness of the occasion, the last few days have seen complete calm in the capital Tunis despite the streets being plastered with party posters showing the local candidates and activists handing out campaign leaflets.
On the other hand, Rossetti disliked political allusions in literary work, characterizing them to Caine as "the momentary momentousness & eternal futility of many noisiest questions" (February 16, 1880).
Still, the moment had a sort of momentousness to it, of one chapter finishing and another beginning.
But next year's London Mayoral election is only of importance to those living in England's capital, yet it won't stop them imbuing it with all the momentousness of a US presidential poll.
There is also a serious matter related to the influence exerted by oil companies in certain countries, and how these companies are able to prevent some information from being reported, despite their momentousness.
Compared with these radical visions, the early poetry of Anthony Hecht stands as a meditative and humane corrective--one all the more important because it addresses the unbearable violence out of which human history is stitched with no less horror at its momentousness than Adorno and Celan portray.
In the account of his conversion, Huysmans consistently downplayed the momentousness of God's intervention.