• WordNet 3.6
    • adv crucially to a crucial degree "crucially important","crucially, he must meet us at the airport"
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  • George Bush
    George Bush
    “I take as my guide the hope of a saint: in crucial things, unity... in important things, diversity... in all things, generosity.”
  • Paul Little
    Paul Little
    “Has it ever struck you that the vast majority of the will of God for your life has already been revealed in the Bible? That is a crucial thing to grasp.”
  • Norman Allen
    Norman Allen
    “Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively.”
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    “One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.”


In literature:

Joubert was in his dotage, and none of his people were aware of it until the crucial moment of the war was passed.
"With the Boer Forces" by Howard C. Hillegas
The occasion was one of crucial gravity.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
That's the crucial spot.
"The Boy Scouts In Russia" by John Blaine
The crucial weakness in this scheme of defence was that the shore of Long Island opposite the city was much higher than that of Manhattan.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Her love was too vast, too strong and elemental to shrink at a crucial moment.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The crucial cases are 65, 11 and 24.
"A Sixth-Century Fragment of the Letters of Pliny the Younger" by Elias Avery Lowe and Edward Kennard Rand
But the crucial moment had passed successfully and there was nothing more to fear.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
Cowering beneath the umbrella, I awaited the crucial moment at which to shift its protection from the side to the back.
"All on the Irish Shore" by E. Somerville and Martin Ross
And now we come to the crucial question which truly concludes the whole matter.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
So far, as is often the case in fighting these mountaineers, all had gone well; but now came the crucial time.
"The Story of the Guides" by G. J. Younghusband
After the fifth or sixth deal the crucial game arrived.
"A Lover in Homespun" by F. Clifford Smith
A few weeks will now bring this new combination process into the active and crucial test of the markets.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
To this fact of crucial importance for our argument we shall return later.
"Ancient Art and Ritual" by Jane Ellen Harrison
He began with making a crucial incision on me from the navel to the clavicula.
"Candide" by Voltaire
Some of my green men had funked just at the crucial moment, and I had all but shot one.
"Four Days" by Hetty Hemenway
The crucial instant has come.
"The Cave of Gold" by Everett McNeil
Sooner or later we must come to the crucial point.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The crucial time must come within the next half hour.
"The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Thus the crucial battle of his life was fought while Wiles sat in that little church.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Now that he had charted a path to the crucial point avoiding all light plants, Shann was ready to move.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton

In poetry:

Suppose I take an arrogant bomber, stroke
By stroke, up to the frazzled sun to hear
Sun-ghostlings whisper: Yes, the capital yoke-
Remove it and there's not a ghost to fear
This crucial day, whose decapitate joke
Languidly winds into the inner ear.
"More Sonnets At Christmas I" by Allen Tate

In news:

The labeling of equipment, utilities and even fixtures within a processing plant is a crucial part of communicating the importance of employee safety.
While first impressions can be crucial in a job interview , asking the right questions of your interviewer can leave a lasting one.
While first impressions can be crucial in a job interview , asking the right questions of your interviewer can leave a lasting one, according to Investopedia.
Ironbound prepares for crucial Spain-Portugal soccer matchup.
Ironbound prepares for crucial Spain-Portugal soccer matchup.
It is, however, too risky to wait for those reforms to address crucial issue of macroeconomic policy coordination.
It’s almost always crucial to apply these patches to protect your system.
Pakistan has increased efforts to reach out to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to U.S.-backed efforts to strike a peace deal in the neighboring country.
Sunseri crucial hire for Dooley.
Weapons of mass destruction play a crucial role in Washington High School's rendition of Shakespeare's epic Julius Caesar .
Flight brings 'crucial knowledge,' Branson says.
Park's otherwise perceptive "Future Schlock" (Op-Ed, Dec 30) misses two crucial distinctions between earlier futurists and contemporary ones.
For nearly a century, the third year of medical school has been a pivotal point in training, a crucial step in the development of professional skills and attitudes toward patients.
Esther's Pantry: In tough times, Oregon's many food banks play a crucial role in helping the hungry stay well fed.
Merch has been a staple in touring artists' revenue streams for decades, and it's especially crucial for tween-focused pop stars like OneDirection – their fans' parents pay for everything.

In science:

On the other hand the most crucial application of Simpson’s Higgs bundle is on the non-Abelian Hodge theory associated with the representation variety π1 (M ) → GL(r, C) of the fundamental group.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Now comes the crucial fact: when α ≤ e, the sequence en (α) converges to W (α)/α, where W (α) is the Lambert function, defined for α ≥ 0 as the unique real solution of the equation W eW = α.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
The effect is illustrated in Fig. 3, the crucial difference to site-percolation is that now a whole sub-cluster can be reversed.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
We are interested in the complexity of this randomly generated entanglement, which can play a crucial role in macroscopic physical properties, such as polymer elasticity.
Random walks on the braid group B_3 and magnetic translations in hyperbolic geometry
Let us now introduce a new class of partitions which is crucial to the combinatorics of filtered random variables.
Filtered random variables, bialgebras and convolutions
One of the crucial problems in such systems is an understanding of the character of correlations between numerous agents.
Free Random Levy Variables and Financial Probabilities
We focus now on the crucial question of stability.
Free Random Levy Variables and Financial Probabilities
This requires more computation but is crucial when we extend the method to a multiscale hierarchy, which we do next.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
A crucial point in our data reduction was the sky subtraction.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
The crucial feature behind Lifshitz tails is that the states extending across the boundaries of pure domains do not contribute to the density of states near the edge, even in the presence of small tunneling probabilities (b > 0).
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
Thus, the analogies with turbulence discovered here include this crucial aspect. A possible connection between turbulence and self organized criticality was first conjectured when this paradigm was introduced .
Turbulent self-organized criticality
See Section 5.1, where we describe an application where this property is crucial.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
Not all of the potential members have estimates of this crucial youth indicator, so their status is unclear.
Radial-Velocity Monitoring of Members and Candidate Members of the TW Hydrae Association
This is a very crucial point to be emphasized.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
An example of these quantum effects is the zero point motion, which is crucial in determining the typical lengthscales for density modulations, like the surface thickness at the fluid boundaries, the core size of a vortex, the size of soliton-like structures.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids