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01. I have noticed a [significant] improvement in Teddy's attitude since you had a talk with him.
02. I wonder what the [significance] of the snake is on the Mexican flag.
03. Mahatma Gandhi once said that whatever one does will be [insignificant], but it is most important that one do it.
04. Degradation of an ecosystem [signifies] serious environmental pollution.
05. Leaves turning brown, and falling off the trees [signifies] the beginning of autumn.
06. Her English improved [significantly] after she got a British boyfriend.
07. What does this mark [signify]?
08. Edward De Bono described humor as by far the most [significant] activity of the human brain.
09. Research shows that ESL students who read extensively score [significantly] higher on vocabulary tests than those who do not.
10. There is a French proverb which observes that there is no such thing as an [insignificant] enemy.
11. My problems may seem [insignificant] to you, but to me they are very important.
12. [Significant] cultural changes will be required if man is to survive through the end of the twenty-first century.
13. After having a heart attack, he made some [significant] changes in his life in order to improve his health.
14. [Significant] changes in the environment of South Asia may have affected cultural development in that region in ways that are not yet understood.
15. Ancient Egyptians regarded the heart as the center of intelligence and emotion, and believed the brain to have no [significance] whatsoever.
16. The amount of damage after the rainstorm was [insignificant].
17. A woman's risk for breast cancer goes up [significantly] after age 50.
18. You need at least four to six months in a country in order to have an opportunity to [significantly] improve your skills in a second language.
19. Wearing a seat belt [significantly] reduces your chance of serious injury or death in a car crash.
20. A good fertilizer can [significantly] increase crop yields.
21. Bob Marley sang, "Until the color of a man's skin is of no more [significance] than the color of his eyes, there will be war."
22. Sacred or religious art has historically been the most [significant] artistic development in Serbia.
23. Government statistics show that workers in unionized companies earn [significantly] more money than non-unionized workers do.
24. [Significant] life events can introduce a great deal of stress into a person's life.
25. People have a natural tendency to imitate or model the behavior of [significant] figures in their lives.
26. Huang and van Naerssen have found that reading outside class is the most [significant] predictor of speaking ability in a second language.
27. He raised his hand, [signifying] his approval of the motion.
28. He [signified] his disapproval by slowly shaking his head.
29. There was a [significant] decrease in the number of tourists visiting Toronto following the SARS crisis.
30. The patient has made [significant] improvement since the operation was performed.
31. A [significant] number of people have written to the government to protest this legislation.
32. These talks between North Korea and South Korea are very [significant] for ensuring a peaceful future in the region.
33. We have had to lay off a [significant] portion of our employees due to the downturn in the economy.
34. The corporation made a [significant] profit in the last quarter.
35. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was one of the most [significant] findings in the Holy Land.
36. Man's view of the earth and the dynamics of how it changes is seen by some scientists as one the most [significant] advances of our century.
37. Whether the Romans made any [significant] contributions to the theory or practice of music is unknown.
38. During the War of the Roses, the production of music in England declined [significantly].

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