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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

More than one time of great danger. Also: more than one turning point.

Usage examples (34)
  • Most of life's battles are fought inside ourselves, and our greatest periods of growth usually come during crises.
  • The world economic crises is rapidly accelarating.
  • The housing crises is affecting even works of art.
  • The problem is long-term crises like global warming or health costs. for more
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  • This illness will have several "crises" (more than one crisis), with the first "crisis" (turning point in an illness) occurring tonight.
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