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crucial
used in Candide

3 uses
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Definition
very important or necessary — often because it determines how something else will turn out
  • He began with making a crucial incision on me from the navel to the clavicula.
    Chapter 28 (35% in)
  • The cord was wet and did not slip properly, and besides it was badly tied; in short, I still drew my breath, when the crucial incision made me give such a frightful scream that my surgeon fell flat upon his back, and imagining that he had been dissecting the devil he ran away, dying with fear, and fell down the staircase in his flight.
    Chapter 28 (42% in)
  • She saw me stretched out upon the table with my crucial incision.
    Chapter 28 (49% in)

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