- a of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
a crucial moment in his career
a crucial election
a crucial issue for women
- s having crucial relevance
crucial to the case
- s of the greatest importance
- The chief inspector has designed his missile demand as a crucial test of Iraqi compliance with UN disarmament demands, which comes in a more crucial week for the Bush .
- But it's a crucial one.
- But the more important risk involved the response at homeand in that crucial area he has proved to be dangerously wrong.
- Bertrand Piccard in National Post
The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel,Piccard said. "This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project."
- Richard Clark in Wall Street Journal
These changes are crucial to drive future growth and realize the promise of being a global health care leader for the long term,Chairman and Chief Executive Richard T. Clark said in a press release.
- Bert van Marwijk in The Associated Press
At a crucial stage Maarten Stekelenburg saved us,Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said.