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The boss's voice grows less strident as he recalls a pivotal moment. Times, Sunday Times (2017)WE are at one of those pivotal moments. The Sun (2016)Many MPs saw the vote as a pivotal moment in the near six-year conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Enfield, in the small but pivotal role that should set the yardstick for how bold the show will be, lacks firepower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This common moral ethic provided a pivotal point of reference. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)There was a pivotal point in the game a minute into the second half. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was a pivotal point in the history of the police service. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It becomes a pivotal point for thinking about relationships and it take s a lot of undoing. The Sun (2015)An arrangement of songs with a pivotal center point. Christianity Today (2000)Would he have performed such a pivotal role in the civil rights movement? Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have reached a pivotal moment in history. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This interest derives from the pivotal role which price plays in the exchange process between buyers and sellers. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)It is undeniably a pivotal role. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Death is viewed not as the end but a pivotal point in the soul's journey. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The women's vote may be pivotal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was a pivotal figure, neither tarnished nor afraid. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)It's the kind of small but pivotal role that changes the whole tone of the film. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My life was ripped apart but there comes a pivotal point where you either remain in that frame of mind or you carry on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I think the scandal turned out to be a pivotal point for him. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The programme may prove pivotal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I think it's a pivotal point in our season. The Sun (2008)He says: 'That was a pivotal point in this record. The Sun (2009)This is not an exploration of character, but a witty look at a pivotal point in British popular culture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: pivotal ADJECTIVE
A pivotal role, point or figure in something is one that is very important and affects the success of that thing.
The elections may prove to be pivotal in the country's political history.
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