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  • Because now he's come to the crux in his head, to the place in the tragic play where it would say: Enter Oryx.†   (source)
  • This was the crux of the biscuit, as my father would have said.†   (source)
  • Mr. Powell wanted me to work on the bills and the feet, since they were at crux points in the composition, he said.†   (source)
  • He would often say it when he felt Kathy was focusing on irrelevant details while ignoring the crux of a problem.†   (source)
  • Was this the crux of Denise's error?†   (source)
  • I will arrange to be in Las Cruces, New Mexico, tonight.†   (source)
  • And now all that feels so unfinished I never got to the crux of it.†   (source)
  • Here's the crux, Jacob.†   (source)
  • We may be getting to the crux of Hume's philosophy.†   (source)
  • That's the reality of getting old, and I guess that's really the crux of the matter.†   (source)
  • The essential plot element, the crux upon which the outcome depended, was time.†   (source)
  • The crux of Green Team for many SEALs is CQB, but the crux for Adam was passing the rigid requirements of the Military Free Fall (MFF) portion.†   (source)
  • "After Mortenson showed the requisite images he'd taken of K2, and detailed his failed attempt of seven summers past, he segued awkwardly into the crux of his presentation: He told stories about and showed photos of the eighteen CAI-funded schools now operating, lingering on images of the latest: two schools in the Gultori Valley, built flush with the entrances of caves, so that the shells still falling—now that the Kargil "Conflict" had officially ended—couldn't prevent the thousands…†   (source)
  • He would have slept where he was tired: maybe in the Las Cruces city park, maybe in an abandoned car out in the desert.†   (source)
  • And there you have the crux of the situation.†   (source)
  • It's the crux of my case.†   (source)
  • That was the crux of the problem.†   (source)
  • But the crux of the matter was that, in justice, no foreign merchant could possibly be granted better treatment than American merchants.†   (source)
  • He had stated the crux of the matter.†   (source)
  • Penelope Eckert believes that "linguistic style is inseparable from clothing style, hairstyle and lifestyle," and the crux of this stylistic development comes from young people, but especially girls interacting with their peers.†   (source)
  • He slapped the crux of his left arm with two fingers, removed the plastic shield from the needle with his teeth, and clenched his fist.†   (source)
  • This more than anything was the crux of Van Buren's stance.†   (source)
  • That's the crux of it, isn't it?†   (source)
  • Standing in the crux, surrounded by apple or cherry blossoms, you could see the plain beyond the water, and silent sheep-like rolls of cloud smoothly skating over oceans of still-green wheait.†   (source)
  • "But all that was a long time ago—I don't even remember how many years ago that happened in Las Cruces."†   (source)
  • The crux of that problem involves an ongoing partition of the island between British and Irish jurisdictions, and an equally persistent partition of the affections in Northern Ireland between the British and Irish heritages; but surely every dweller in the country must hope that the governments involved in its governance can devise institutions which will allow that partition to become a bit more like the net on a tennis court, a demarcation allowing for agile give-and-take, for…†   (source)
  • Our time: that's the crux of the matter.†   (source)
  • "But here is the very crux of the matter, don't you see?†   (source)
  • There, ironically enough, is the crux of it: guilt.†   (source)
  • Or that was how it appeared to Tony, who could see that here was the moment that was the crux of the whole affair.†   (source)
  • But his papers were my great crux.   (source)
  • I see the crux as whether you trust people to make those kinds of decisions for themselves.
  • I mean, are we sure it's still a Hor-crux?†   (source)
  • Las Cruces spread out in the valley below—a glowing patchwork of streets and neighborhoods.†   (source)
  • It's a crux gemmata" Fache said suddenly.†   (source)
  • And we are still at the crux of Hume's philosophy of experience.†   (source)
  • Las Cruces is out of our way by forty miles—over those mountains.†   (source)
  • But I don't see how Las Cruces comes into play.†   (source)
  • Half an hour later, with the tent packed, Harry wearing the Hor-crux, and Hermione clutching the beaded bag, they Disapparated.†   (source)
  • …knew where in Hogwarts he had stowed the Horcrux, because he alone had plumed the deepest secrets of that place… And there was still Nagini, who must remain close now, no longer sent to do his bidding, under his protection… But to be sure, to be utterly sure, he must return to each of his hiding places, he must redouble protection around each of his Hor-cruxes… A job, like the quest for the Elder Wand, that he must undertake alone… Which should he visit first, which was in most danger?†   (source)
  • We should stop in Las Cruces.†   (source)
  • Las Cruces …†   (source)
  • Las Cruces.†   (source)
  • That is the crux of the matter?†   (source)
  • And when Giannini reached the very crux of the whole chain of events, the role of Dr. Teleborian in the psychiatric clinic in 1991, Salander lapsed into such inexhaustible silence that it seemed she might never utter a word again.†   (source)
  • This spot is the crux of creation, the center of the tree, the easiest place to jump from one duck—I mean one world—to another.†   (source)
  • We thought we were running away from the grown-ups, and now we are the grown-ups: this is the crux of it.†   (source)
  • His eyes blazed with intensity, just as they had months ago in New Mexico, when he'd battled us in the streets of Las Cruces and vowed to destroy us.†   (source)
  • The crux of the matter was the Pennsylvania delegation, for in the preliminary vote three of the seven Pennsylvania delegates had gone against John Dickinson and declared in the affirmative, and it was of utmost interest that one of the three, along with Franklin and John Morton, was James Wilson, who, though a friend and ally of Dickinson, had switched sides to vote for independence.†   (source)
  • Although the specific qualifications and training tactics of the CQB phase—the crux of Green Team for most SEALs—are classified, "to give you an idea of what Adam had to master, consider where we start them off," says another instructor.†   (source)
  • That's the crux of almost every fight, the moment when the strength drains out of you and the adrenaline pumps so hard that it becomes a burden and surrender appears like a ghost at ringside.†   (source)
  • Then we come to the crux.†   (source)
  • Now, while still pursuing the method of realizing our overall strategic concept, I come to the crux of what I have traveled here to say.†   (source)
  • The crux of the matter is whether total war in its present form is justifiable, even when it serves a just purpose.†   (source)
  • The crux of the curious difficulty lies in the fact that our conscious views of what life ought to be seldom correspond to what life really is.†   (source)
  • Now, while still pursuing the method of realizing our overall strategic concept, I come to the crux of what I have traveled here to say.†   (source)
  • The crux of the fight was that the non-party members resented the excessive demands made upon the club by the local party authorities through the fraction.†   (source)
  • But, he thought, assume for a moment that "having," however it is defined, might be the crux of the problem.†   (source)
  • "That," I said, "is the crux.†   (source)
  • That's the crux of the matter.†   (source)
  • And Pius IX his predecessor's motto was Crux upon Crux—that is, Cross upon Cross—to show the difference between their two pontificates."†   (source)
  • Martin, the eleventh general of the Carthusians, gave to his order this device: Stat crux dum volvitur orbis.†   (source)
  • This bit of the path was always the crux of the night's ramble, though, before starting, her apprehensions of danger were not vivid enough to lead her to take a companion.†   (source)
  • The crux was it was a bit risky to bring him home as eventualities might possibly ensue (somebody having a temper of her own sometimes) and spoil the hash altogether as on the night he misguidedly brought home a dog (breed unknown) with a lame paw (not that the cases were either identical or the reverse though he had hurt his hand too) to Ontario Terrace as he very distinctly remembered, having been there, so to speak.†   (source)
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