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Vitally important; crucial:‘the town's all-important tourist industry’
vital, essential, indispensable, crucial, key, necessary, needed, required, requisite, important, vitally important, of the utmost importance, of great consequence, of the essence, critical, life-and-death, imperative, mandatoryurgent, pressing, burning, compelling, acuteparamount, pre-eminent, high-priority, significant, consequentialView synonyms
- ‘Do, however, stay on the phone for a few seconds after the all-important beep, and sigh audibly into the receiver.’
- ‘In addition, the all-important transitions between scenes were often too slow as well.’
- ‘In many ways, such figures were all-important in helping to shape the New Left.’
- ‘Seven years ago, the all-important decision to build the new centre was made - and there would be no looking back.’
- ‘Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.’
- ‘Why, without these all-important ingredients there was no romance, she insisted.’
- ‘Back then people had more to fear from a simple introduction than just screwing up the all-important first impression.’
- ‘So long as the horse was all-important in war, the upper classes were all-important, because they could ride.’
- ‘Of course, even when we've made that all-important investment decision, it's still not finished.’
- ‘Once or twice a couple of us even managed to sneak in and get that all-important present from the man with the white beard.’
- ‘The all-important goal came ten minutes from the finish from Oliver Gordon.’
- ‘Most of the tips are useful, such as how to maximise networking potential and where to find those all-important contacts.’
- ‘So it could be an important part of a Tory manifesto, but not the all-important issue.’
- ‘Of course, the all-important marketing skill was tellingly lacking in Murthy.’
- ‘Therefore this is your last opportunity to make that all-important gift or cash donation to the charity.’
- ‘He flew back to Mumbai on time to be with Suzanne on their all-important day.’
- ‘But, when it comes to selling a house, the grubby topic of money is all-important.’
- ‘An extra two per cent could have catapulted me from an E in chemistry to that all-important D.’
- ‘This was a man who had no intention of allowing any error to distract from his all-important evidence in defence of the Government.’
- ‘That ideologues can pump up small things and make them seem all-important is very old news.’
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