cru·​cial·​ly | \ ˈkrü-sh(ə-)lē How to pronounce crucially (audio) \

Definition of crucially

1 : in a crucial manner
2 : very importantly

Examples of crucially in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And crucially, Johnson faced withering criticism from some of his keenest supporters in Britain’s right-leaning press. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 And crucially, vaccine effectiveness against severe infection remains high. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2022 With steel edges, laminated fiberglass and, most crucially, nylon straps for one’s feet, Winterstick’s boards allowed riders to fly through more treacherous topography than its predecessors had. Max Ufberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 Sadly, the women’s efforts were undermined by the league’s lack of organization, popular support, and crucially, money. Olive Fellows, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Jan. 2022 There were few better ways to hit those notes than to welcome progressives, the primary keepers of the wonks, the policy, and—perhaps most crucially—much of the Democratic Party’s bad blood. Kara Voght, The New Republic, 4 Jan. 2022 Anything unconventional or exotic is discomfiting, maybe unseemly, confusing, and (most crucially) unmentionable. Gemma Sieff, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 More crucially, Frank and Kirsten aren’t done being their old selves. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 30 Dec. 2021 And, crucially, how to maintain her balance while traipsing barefoot through a vat of grapes. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of crucially

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crucially was in 1879

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17 Jan 2022

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“Crucially.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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