decisive moment

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  • decisive — [dēsī′siv, disī′siv] adj. [ML decisivus < L decisus: see DECISION] 1. that settles or can settle a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive [decisive evidence] 2. determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial [a… …   English World dictionary

  • moment of truth — Synonyms and related words: A day, D day, H hour, charged moment, critical moment, crucial moment, day, deadline, decisive moment, eleventh hour, fateful moment, hour, instant, interval, juncture, kairos, kairotic moment, minute, moment, nick of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • moment of truth — time to test fate, decisive moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moment — [ mɔmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1119; lat. momentum, contract. de movimentum « mouvement » I ♦ 1 ♦ Espace de temps limité (relativement à une durée totale) considéré le plus souvent par rapport aux faits qui le caractérisent. ⇒ 2. instant, intervalle; heure,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Decisive Moments in History — is a book by Austrian journalist and writer Stefan Zweig[1] It started off with only five miniatures in its first edition with grew to a collection of 14 with later editions. Its first English translation was published in 1940 as The Tide of… …   Wikipedia

  • décisive — ● décisif, décisive adjectif (latin médiéval decisivus, du latin classique decidere, décider) Qui résout une difficulté en obligeant à opter pour une conclusion ; déterminant, concluant : Argument décisif. Propre à amener une solution définitive …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • moment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, fleeting, passing ▪ long ▪ precious, rare ▪ They were making the most of those last precious moments together …   Collocations dictionary

  • decisive — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ADVERB ▪ potentially ▪ He had one potentially decisive factor in his favour/favor: the element of surprise. ▪ ultimately (esp. BrE …   Collocations dictionary

  • critical moment — decisive moment, moment of crisis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moment of truth —    A critical or decisive time when you face the reality of a situation, and find out if your efforts have succeeded, is called the moment of truth.     The moment of truth has arrived I m going to serve my first soufflé! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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