Immigrants play a vital and growing role in American congregations.
In fact, ask any battalion leader and they will tell you that the point man is vital to a mission.
Today, as the president and chief executive of vital Voices, Nelson has worked with women leaders in more than 140 countries.
The other is KI—pronounced “chee”—is a deep concept, son, referring to the Chinese vital life force—way before Obi Wan.
Bashing the Taliban and al Qaeda was vital 10 years ago after 9/11.
There is in the one a life which there is not in the other, and the difference is vital and radical.
Even at this moment of vital happiness, her thoughts rested on her sister.
And what of the rôle of a father in this most vital of responsibilities?
Think of this railroad,—of the vital importance of the direction it takes!
Neither the independence, nor the honour, nor any vital interest of the parties can be said to be involved in the dispute.
late 14c., "of or manifesting life," from Latin vitalis "of or belonging to life," from vita "life," related to vivere "to live," from PIE root *gwei- (cf. Old Persian *jivaka- "alive;" Greek bios "life," zoon "animal;" Lithuanian gyvata "(eternal) life;" Old English cwic, cwicu "living, alive;" Old Irish bethu "life;" cf. also bio-). The sense of "necessary or important" is from 1610s, via the notion of "essential to life" (late 15c.). Vital capacity recorded from 1852.
vital vi·tal (vīt'l)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of life.
Necessary to the continuation of life.
Used or done on a living cell or tissue, as in staining.
Destructive to life; fatal, as of an injury.
vitals vi·tals (vīt'lz)
The vital body organs.
The parts that are essential to continued functioning, as of a system.