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seismic shift

A major change. (Seismology is the study of earthquakes.) That press conference was such a disaster that I'm worried it will cause a seismic shift in how voters view him as a candidate for president. In just the last century, there has been a seismic shift in the treatment of women in this country.
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Dave Hobday, managing director of Worldpay UK, the country's leading payment processing company, said: "We're on the cusp of a seismic shift in shopper behaviour, and predict that everyone from farmers markets to buskers will go cashless.
She told the BBC: "You have to look at what a seismic shift we have done, look at how we have come out of the financial crash.
In Scotland just now, we believe there is a seismic shift and change in the demographic of the game.
After years of being beaten down by a chain of power that started with the largest automakers and retailers, a seismic shift in the supply-and-demand balance has allowed basic materials producers (steelmakers, mining companies and some paper makers among them) to dictate more favorable pricing and negotiating terms.
The 1994 revolution that gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives produced a seismic shift in federal spending, moving tens of billions of dollars from Democratic to GOP districts," reported the Associated Press on August 6th.
THE loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs has led to a seismic shift in the labour market, according to an expert.