Origin of crucial
Examples from the Web for crucially
And--crucially--if no one gets 50 per cent of the vote, the top two candidates face off on December 6th.
Crucially, however, government whips have begun to ask Conservative MPs how they would vote on two separate questions.Britain Is Preparing for Military Strikes Against ISIS|Nico Hines|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, crucially, what next for these so-called lost women, for the lost girls who have been failed so miserably?
Most crucially, Happy Valley revolutionizes the connection between rape and suspense.The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’: A Refusal to Eroticize Violence Against Women|Batya Ungar-Sargon|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She also, and most crucially, sought the advice of David Fincher (The Social Network, House of Cards).Courteney Cox Gets Personal About Her Directorial Debut, ‘Just Before I Go’|Kevin Fallon|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ford was crucially anxious to find out how the battle was likely to go, and his companion seemed amiably communicative.Empire Builders|Francis Lynde
Brockway asked, crucially anxious to know what his friend had been able to do for him.A Romance in Transit|Francis Lynde
Word Origin for crucial
1706, "cross-shaped," from French crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross" (see cross (n.)). The meaning "decisive, critical" (1830) is extended from a logical term, Instantias Crucis, adopted by Francis Bacon (1620); the notion is of cross fingerboard signposts at forking roads, thus a requirement to choose.