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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.
The Best Branding Campaigns Online Social Data Week - Mandarin Oriental New York Social networks are a hugely disruptive force, creating a seismic shift in how brands engage and providing tremendous opportunity to turn fans and friends into brand advocates and champions.
We are clearly witnessing a huge shift in America, they may have passed on Hillary - therefore ending any hope of the first woman in the White House - but there is still the chance of a seismic shift in American politics should Obama make it all the way to Washington.
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.
In less than a year, there will be a seismic shift on the continental shelves of Europe that affects electrical and electronics companies everywhere.
A seismic shift from "the system is there to serve doctors" to "the system is there to serve consumers" is already under way.
"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 first thing to know is that the philosophy is "nothing less than a seismic shift in a company's culture - a fundamental change in the relationship between a company and its employees," declares Shenkir.
THE loss of hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs has led to a seismic shift in the labour market, according to an expert.