- imperiling, challenging, or affecting basic beliefs, attitudes, relationships, etc.
Origin of earthshaking
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And therefore the ancient poets and theologians gave Neptune the name of Earthshaker, as being the power of moist substance.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus
- the Earthshaker classical myth Poseidon (or Neptune) in his capacity as the bringer of earthquakes
- informal of enormous importance or consequence; momentous
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