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eventful

[ih-vent-fuh l] /ɪˈvɛnt fəl/
adjective
1.
full of events or incidents, especially of a striking character:
an exciting account of an eventful life.
2.
having important issues or results; momentous.
Origin of eventful
1590-1600
1590-1600; event + -ful
Related forms
eventfully, adverb
eventfulness, noun
Synonyms
1. noteworthy, memorable, unforgettable.
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  • Seems she had had her share of the strange and eventful in her time.

    The Land of Look Behind Paul Cameron Brown
  • The year 1780, was the most eventful one, in the annals of South Carolina.

  • At the close of this eventful year, the political situation in Illinois was without precedent.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • The night came, the last night but one of that eventful, momentous year 1775.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • The large leghorn bonnet which Mrs. Webster wore on that eventful journey hangs in my collection of old relics.

    Memories and Anecdotes Kate Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for eventful

eventful

/ɪˈvɛntfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of events or incidents: an eventful day
Derived Forms
eventfully, adverb
eventfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for eventful

c.1600, from event + -ful. In Shakespeare, once, and no record of it between then and Johnson's "Dictionary." Related: Eventfully; eventfulness.

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