importantly vs. important
A number of commentators have objected to importantly as a sentence modifier (the use defined above at sense 1) and have recommended important instead. Actually, both the adverb and the adjective are in reputable standard use in this function. Important is always used with more or most. had bronze weapons and composite bows; more important, they utilized the horse and war chariot — Harry A. Gailey, Jr. second and most important, the book contains no important woman character — F. Scott Fitzgerald Importantly is commonly used in similar contexts, but it is somewhat more flexible in not requiring more or most. sticks and, just as importantly, unsticks easily — Phoebe Hawkins importantly, the leaven in the mixture is quality — George O'Brien
Examples of important in a Sentence
Diet and exercise are important for health.
In his editorial, he made several important points.
Scientists have made an important discovery.
Doing her job well is important to her.
He's one of the most important scholars in his field.
Recent Examples of important from the Web
The stay applications present harder questions, and how the court answers them will have important practical consequences.
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Henderson also won the Outland Trophy, earning the historically most important college-football award for linemen for the 2000 season.
While the U.S. is the second-largest export market for German automakers and the manufacturers are adding or expanding Mexican production facilities, the U.S. remains an important source of their global production.
And in the night’s most important at-bat, Manaea got Headley to hit into an inning-ending double play after the Yankees got two runners on base for the first time all night in the seventh inning.
Fritze's effort Wednesday in earning the save was perhaps his most important.
The most important innovation is the supercritical CO2 turbines, which almost double the plant's efficiency singlehandedly.
In a brief cover story from Entertainment Weekly, however, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss give a very vague but very important hint about the upcoming season.
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IMPORTANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of important for English Language Learners
: having serious meaning or worth : deserving or requiring serious attention
: having power, authority, or influence
IMPORTANT Defined for Kids
Definition of important for Students
1 : having serious meaning or worth Graduation is an important event in your life.
2 : having power or authority an important leader
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