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adjective as in major

adjective as in crucial

adjective as in having personal or emotional value

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Example Sentences

We can argue about what the specifics of a plan should look like, but the important thing is that we get back to the negotiating table and hammer out a deal that can be passed into law.

The most important thing you can do when you’re in the 50 Best is enjoy it, because it’s not going to last.

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We want to see China rise, to continue to rise in a responsible way that will benefit you most, China, because you have an important role to play.

If we had much smaller testing, would have fewer, but we feel that having testing is a very important thing.

Crime and safety and health care rank next on the list of most important issues.

It is also important to avoid using the pope as part of a marketing strategy.

I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy…and it's a legacy that is so important to the culture.

The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.

Again, the difference can seem subtle and sound more like splitting hairs, but the difference is important.

But the most important point I want to make is about what the press does now.

But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.

That the inconstancy of such notices, in cases equally important, proves they did not proceed from any such agent.

An estimation of the solids, therefore, furnishes an important clue to the functional efficiency of the kidneys.

Words are often everywhere as the minute-hands of the soul, more important than even the hour-hands of action.

The quality of artistic beauty in articulation is very important, beyond the mere accuracy which is ordinarily thought of.


On this page you'll find 223 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to important, such as: big, critical, crucial, decisive, essential, and extensive.

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