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thrillingly beautiful, remarkable, astonishing, exciting, or the like:
a breathtaking performance.
Contemporary Examples

Inside Donatella’s World Rebecca Dana October 19, 2009
Wim Wenders Talks About His 3-D Pina Bausch Documentary Stephen Farber December 22, 2011
Bush Lite Lee Siegel November 29, 2009
More Bad News for Tribune Larry Kramer December 7, 2008

Historical Examples

Impact Irving E. Cox
Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour

causing awe or excitement: a breathtaking view


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