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 Meanings and Examples of SIGNIFICANCE
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significance
 n.  the quality of being worthy of attention; importance
Classic Sentence: (149 in 10 pages)
1  'One ought so to order one's life that every moment in it should be of significance,' Arkady affirmed reflectively.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
2  In the first place, I am not in the least good; and in the second place, I have lost all significance for you, and you tell me I am good.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  When Pierre came up the count was gazing straight at him, but with a look the significance of which could not be understood by mortal man.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIII
4  After the fatigues and impressions of the journey, his reception, and especially after having dined, Bolkonski felt that he could not take in the full significance of the words he heard.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
5  Their powers of reasoning, feeling, and observing immediately increased tenfold, and their life, which seemed to have been passed in darkness, was suddenly lit up by a new brightness, full of significance.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV
6  She saw her husband, but did not realize the significance of his appearance before her now.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IX
7  Then suddenly he realized the joyful significance of that wail; tears choked him, and leaning his elbows on the window sill be began to cry, sobbing like a child.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER IX
8  When conversation turned on her husband Helene assumed a dignified expression, which with characteristic tact she had acquired though she did not understand its significance.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI
9  A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I
10  Nothing outside himself had any significance for him, because everything in the world, it seemed to him, depended entirely on his will.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
11  He knew that none of the words now uttered by Napoleon had any significance, and that Napoleon himself would be ashamed of them when he came to his senses.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
12  "To his Honor Baron Asch, from General-in-Chief Prince Bolkonski," he announced with such solemnity and significance that the official turned to him and took the letters.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IV
13  The roar of guns, that had not ceased for ten hours, wearied the ear and gave a peculiar significance to the spectacle, as music does to tableaux vivants.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV
14  That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER VI
15  At that moment this news had only one significance for both of them.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XVII
Example Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
16  Meanwhile officials on both sides are struggling to play down the political significance altogether and say their positions haven't actually changed.
17  He will puzzle out the significance of the statement at coming meeting.
18  A breach of this size and significance demands a comprehensive response from the highest level of our government.
19  Persistence is the common trait of anyone who has had a significant impact on the world.
20  The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a significant holiday celebrated in China, and the one with the longest history.
21  A small percentage reduction in the cost of materials would mean a significant increase in profit.
22  As young people started to have more money, a significant youth culture developed.
23  Liberal Democrat Peter Bergg could pick up a significant number of protest votes which will boost his party's previous showing.
24  The difference between the two samples was not statistically significant.
25  Britain's negotiators had ensured that the treaty which resulted was a significant change in direction.
26  When considering bids, preference will be given to bids involving significant employee participation.
27  The accident is already shaping up as a significant environmental disaster.
28  It is significant that girls generally do better in examinations than boys.
29  The research is too unfocused to have any significant impact.
30  There has been a significant increase in the number of women students in recent years.