of the highest magnitude

of the highest magnitude

Of the greatest importance or significance or to the greatest degree or extent. You have to study Shakespeare because he is a poet of the highest magnitude. We need to close the highway immediately—this is an emergency of the highest magnitude.
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At 36 and with two League One winners' medals to his name, Perkins is no stranger to contesting in games of the highest magnitude. But it's not only his experience, he believes, that will come into play on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the food stations of Cafe Laguna were all set to serve a gourmet experience of the highest magnitude.
The scam is perhaps of the highest magnitude in the recent history of Madhya Pradesh in terms of arrests made, deaths recorded and money involved - various estimates put the figure at over ` 2,000 crore.
So, I've had a learning lesson of the highest magnitude because I'm now able to have some sincere empathy for people in and out of wheelchairs.
Schoolboy error of the highest magnitude. When I received my itinerary the day before my flight, I almost choked on my erythropoietin, that's EPO between you and me, and, yes, it's a banned substance.
As I have pointed out in some of my writings, the invasion of Iraq was not just a mistake it was a crime of the highest magnitude perpetrated by the Bush Administration.
"But the collapse of this building with so many workers inside is every bit as devastating as an earthquake of the highest magnitude for the families involved.
Little did I know a transformation of the highest magnitude was about to take place.
The Hunted is well written, keeps you in suspense, and is a page-turner of the highest magnitude. After only 60 pages, you are hooked.
Trotting round his Tel Aviv hotel pool in tiny denim shorts and a multi-coloured crop top is a fashion crime of the highest magnitude. It's a get-up camp Austrian fashionista Bruno might happily sport.
In this way, the 5th-order basin, which in this approach was taken to be of the highest magnitude, is delimited and assigned code 5 (1) in the data-base.
While a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis would not negate the maelstrom that is present day Iraq, it would be a global achievement of the highest magnitude. But can he pull it off?
And lo and behold, what should be facing them in the eye but a heinous crime of the highest magnitude. Yep, presumably after much testing in their laboratories in the bowels of their Llandrindod Wells HQ, they concluded that the company's Welsh Dragon sausages didn't contain any real dragon meat and the company was warned of the serious implications of its actions.
Said Russell Albanese, "There is only one 'first,' and the opportunity provided by the Battery Park City Authority to create the Solaire in a true public/private partnership was a 'first' of the highest magnitude in sustainable development.
For a star of the highest magnitude who is often equated with raw masculine energy (see "Glory," "Hurricane"), his beverage choice was a bit surprising.