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Novel, innovative, and unprecedented; establishing a new standard for the future. The narration in this novel is truly path-breaking—I've never read anything like it! We've had some really path-breaking legislation this year that will influence the laws in this nation for decades to come.
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path-breaking

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You describe someone's achievement as path-breaking when they have done something completely different and new which will affect the way in which things are done or considered in the future. Russia's Parliament today approved a path-breaking measure that gives individual farmers a right to buy and sell their own land. Path-breaking work in computing is always risky. Note: You can refer to someone who achieves something path-breaking as a path-breaker. Any male Scot who can make an actor's living for two decades out of being funny and vulnerable, has to be considered a path-breaker. Note: You can also say that people break new paths. Traditional 18-to-22-year-old students are also breaking new paths.
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Cheryl Clarke's path breaking early poems were published by small, women-centered presses: Narratives: Poems in the Tradition of Black Women by Kitchen Table/Women of Color Press, in 1982; Humid Pitch (December 1989) and Living As a Lesbian (December 1986) by the feminist Firebrand Books.
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Most of the judgments about path breaking Progressive-era social policy have relied, she notes, on studies of the women giants--like Jane Addams, Lillian Wald, Florence Kelley, Julia Lathrop, etc.--who led the more famous Chicago, New York, Boston and Philadelphia settlements.