cru·cial·ly | \ˈkrü-sh(ə-)lē \

Definition of crucially 

1 : in a crucial manner

2 : very importantly

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But through charm and magic and, crucially, an extraordinarily naturalistic performance from Stanfield, Riley makes the case that labor conditions and race determine the experience of workers coextensively, one perfectly overlapping the other. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Sorry to Bother You Is a Brilliant Black Comedy About Race, Labor, and Magic," 29 June 2018 Now in exile, Alinejad, a woman of exceptional courage, must face the tragedy of being territorially torn from a struggle that is uniquely Iranian and also crucially feminist. Rafia Zakaria, New York Times, "The Woman Whose Hair Frightens Iran," 3 July 2018 That extension also crucially served to raise a relatively low €80m buyout clause to a prohibitive €700m., "Marco Asensio's Agent Makes Statement on Client's Future Amid Persistent Liverpool Links," 11 July 2018 Quite crucially, Fargeat and Fox have previously explained that though the #MeToo movement lends a timeliness to their work, these films aren’t necessarily inspired by #MeToo alone., "Can Someone Tell This Male Director To Stay Away From A #MeToo Horror Movie?," 2 June 2018 And, crucially, the brand is not so much the park but rather the transformation of the old industrial wasteland into the new recreational amenity. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "How Brooklyn Lost Itself," 6 July 2018 And, most crucially, bats - unlike dolphins and pigeons - cannot be trained to follow orders. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018 By contrast, traditional scuba headgear includes a partial face mask and most crucially, the regulator. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Diving masks from San Marcos company helped rescue of Thai boys from cave," 11 July 2018 And, crucially, there's a place for developers to go if Microsoft stumbles. Klint Finley, WIRED, "GitHub Developers Are Giving Microsoft a Chance," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of crucially

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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