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crucial
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
very important or necessary — often because it determines how something else will turn out
  • Crucial moment.
    Episode 15 — Circe (19% in)
  • ...knowing their own minds, it being a case for the two parties themselves unless it ensued that the legitimate husband happened to be a party to it owing to some anonymous letter from the usual boy Jones, who happened to come across them at the crucial moment in a loving position locked in one another's arms, drawing attention to their illicit proceedings and leading up to a domestic rumpus and the erring fair one begging forgiveness of her lord and master upon her knees and promising to...
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (81% in)

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