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crucial
used in Sycamore Row

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Definition
very important or necessary — often because it determines how something else will turn out
  • Now, based on the testimony of Lettie Lang, and her inability to tell the truth, this witness is suddenly crucial to our case.
    p. 553.9
  • The timing could be crucial one day in court.
    p. 32.6
  • ...that you've filed or whatever it's called; said the will is probably invalid because Seth was obviously doped up and out of his mind when he was planning to kill himself and at the same time writing that will; said that the three of us would be crucial witnesses because we saw Seth the Friday before the suicide and it would be up to us to testify as to how doped up he was; and, to boot, the real will, the one prepared by real lawyers and such, leaves some money to us as friends and...
    p. 183.4
  • These will be crucial questions down the road.
    p. 188.7
  • Her presence could be crucial, and Jake worked to make her feel welcome.
    p. 251.0
  • "She's a nice girl who might play a crucial role, plus she's probably never been invited to a white person's house for dinner."
    p. 260.3
  • Lettie would be by far the most crucial witness at the trial, and it was important to begin laying the groundwork for her testimony.
    p. 275.5
  • Since she and Herschel spent so little time with their father, their testimony would not be that crucial at trial.
    p. 302.9
  • This could be crucial, Jake, because it could prove motive.
    p. 320.1
  • For Wade Lanier, it was a crucial moment.
    p. 441.0
  • Speed would be crucial.
    p. 462.3
  • Seth wanted his last-minute, handwritten will to survive all challenges, and whether he liked it or not, Harry Rex Vonner was crucial to the effort.
    p. 464.4
  • The term 'undue influence' is a legal term and will be crucial in this case.
    p. 515.4
  • Such a patient should be somewhere resting comfortably and quietly— no driving, no physical activity, no crucial decision making.
    p. 532.9
  • Nonetheless, she spent more time with Seth the last week of his life than anyone else, and her testimony was crucial.
    p. 533.4
  • Tomorrow is crucial, buddy.
    p. 541.9
  • His Honor blew more smoke and said, "This is too crucial to keep out.
    p. 555.6
  • Because Ozzie and Prather were law enforcement officers, American was by then treating the briefcase as if it were valuable evidence and crucial to an important investigation, when in reality it was a battered old leather bag with a few notepads, some magazines, some cheap soap and matches taken from the Glacier Inn in Juneau, and one videocassette tape.
    p. 597.7

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