“The outside forces that have been instrumental in the slaughter in Syria speak in a Persian accent,” concluded Prosor.
And in 1939, the MOMA building opened that he was instrumental in designing and building.
From everything I witnessed, Steve was instrumental to the defense of her reputation from unfair attacks throughout the campaign.
The instrumental view of culture has it wrong, she argues, and should be replaced with what she calls an “expressive view.”
Its soldiers were instrumental in the roundups and the subsequent massacres.
The instrumental part of the performance is excellent; but of it, we have not room to-day to speak.
Had I been instrumental in nurturing those flowers of the heart?
It was a dance in which only the olapa took part without the aid of instrumental accompaniment.
We had plenty of instrumental music during and after dinner.
So much for Abaelard as sheer logician, formal adjuster of the instrumental processes of thinking.
late 14c., "of the nature of an instrument," from Old French instrumental, from Medieval Latin instrumentalis, from Latin instrumentum (see instrument). Meaning "serviceable, useful" is from c.1600. Of music, c.1500; noun meaning "musical composition for instruments only" is attested by 1940. Related: Instrumentally; instrumentality.