Examples of urgent in a Sentence
We've come to deliver an urgent message.
an urgent appeal for assistance
He addressed us in an urgent manner.
An urgent voice came over the intercom, telling us to leave the building immediately.
Recent Examples of urgent from the Web
That action is even more urgent now that climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise while waters also become more acidic, causing widespread destruction of coral reefs that sustain a quarter of all marine species.
Immediate shelter options are an increasingly urgent topic.
Hospitals sent out urgent calls for more blood to treat many with critical injuries.
Proponents of the convention center expansion, which would raise hotel taxes, say there’s an urgent need for additional convention space and the extra money the measure would provide to fight homelessness and help fix San Diego’s crumbling streets.
The new species, Earth’s 45th known flying squirrel, also adds to the ongoing tally of our planet’s biodiversity—an increasingly urgent matter, given the high rate of extinctions.
In that way federal agents can be directed to the largest and most urgent cases.
Though Republicans have been calling for a repeal of the health care law almost since President Barack Obama signed it in 2010, those calls have become more urgent as some of the insurance exchanges have struggled.
A few days later the urgent care clinic called and said my culture came back positive for type 2.
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Origin and Etymology of urgent
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin urgent-, urgens, present participle of urgēre
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
URGENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of urgent for English Language Learners
: very important and needing immediate attention
: showing that something is very important and needs immediate attention
URGENT Defined for Kids
Definition of urgent for Students
1 : calling for immediate action an urgent need
2 : having or showing a sense of requiring immediate action She spoke in an urgent voice.
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