Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a pivotal manner; by means of or on a pivot.
- adv. In a pivotal way.
“Her resourcefulness brings some welcome comic relief though not without an element of suspense to another grueling hour that ends on a pivotally confrontational note.”
“Nuance and foreshadowing and metaphor and symbolism and repetition are all pivotally important to any diagnostician.”
“Don't let your defensiveness about it shut down a pivotally important discussion though.”
“Now Bancroft had New Hampshire, not a large state but pivotally located in the North, whence a Polk boomlet must come.”
“So, it is that a lobbyist character just had to figure pivotally in O'Brien's return to comic acting after a hiatus of several years while he was getting his Capitol Hill career going.”
“[It] also is pivotally tied to the definition of our nation as a nation of immigrants, and I think people find tremendous motivation in that.”
“Farber, too, studied the past compulsively—and the episode that pivotally fascinated him was the story of the national polio campaign.”
“Those same powers have also altered his personal perspective and made him something of a wild card, much to the chagrin of the government since he pivotally serves as the only deterrent against Soviet nuclear aggression.”
“As with most societies, there are large divisions within Israel about the best way forward, arguments that look back over the millennia for support, yet turn pivotally on the shoah of the Second World War and the awareness that there is a serious problem with the Palestinian population both within Israel and within the occupied territories.”
“Marginalia has proved pivotally important in scholarship.”
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