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 Meanings and Examples of MAJOR
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major
 a.  important, serious, or significant.
 n.  a chief or special subject at a university
Classic Sentence: (110 in 8 pages)
1  The major will bring his son with him this evening, the contino, as we say in Italy; he confides him to my care.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
2  Both the count and Baptistin had told the truth when they announced to Morcerf the proposed visit of the major, which had served Monte Cristo as a pretext for declining Albert's invitation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
3  "Exactly so," said the delighted major.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
4  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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
5  The major looked at the count with an indescribable expression of anxiety.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
6  The major recovered his self-possession.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
7  The major awaited the conclusion of the postscript, apparently with great anxiety.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
8  "Why, really I know no one," said the major.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
9  The major's eyes dilated with pleasing astonishment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
10  The major drew an arm-chair towards him, and proceeded to seat himself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
11  The major made a wise choice; he took the full glass and a biscuit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
12  The worthy major raised his eyes to heaven and sighed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
13  "Oh, no, certainly not on my own account," said the major with a smile and a shake of the head.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
14  "His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
15  "I believe so," said the major.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  In Western eyes, Iraq is a major power in an area of great strategic importance.
17  Dr Win was a major contributor to the research.
18  The major aviation companies need to cut prices if they are to compete with budget airlines.
19  Scientists are claiming a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer.
20  He was amazingly inventive and resourceful, and played a major role in my career.
21  Unemployment is a major cause of poverty.
22  The major recommendation is for a change in the law.
23  The possibility of an interest rate cut is a major talking point in the City.
24  The book proved a major commercial success.
25  The town turned from a small seaside resort into a major commercial centre when oil was discovered.
26  Changes in the industry had major repercussions for the local community.
27  The concept of interleague play in major league baseball is certainly intriguing, worthy of serious consideration.
28  That is a major advance in the concept of public service of which the Government are rightly proud.
29  The government's major concern is with preventing accidents on the roads.
30  Several important milestones in foreign policy have been passed by this Congress and they can be chalked up as major accomplishments.