decisive moment

See: crossroad
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It is in this decisive moment that all our marriages are made.
Anna Mikhaylovna's face expressed a consciousness that the decisive moment had arrived.
Louis, in order not to show on his face what was passing at the bottom of his heart, persisted in remaining in his own apartments, where his nurse alone kept him company; the more he saw the approach of the time when all constraint would be at an end, the more humble and patient he was, falling back upon himself, as all strong men do when they form great designs, in order to gain more spring at the decisive moment.
Bumble, seeing at a glance, that the decisive moment had now arrived, and that a blow struck for the mastership on one side or other, must necessarily be final and conclusive, no sooner heard this allusion to the dead and gone, than she dropped into a chair, and with a loud scream that Mr.
It isn't my fault that they are associated with nothing better at the decisive moment than the banal splendours of a gilded cafe and the bedlamite yells of carnival in the street.
Fouquet, no consideration for his feelings, none of those delicate concessions which are shown by persons who are essentially courteous in their natures, whenever the decisive moment may arrive.
Our arrival in Prague happened at night, and I was glad of this, for it seemed like a deferring of a terribly decisive moment, to be in the city for hours without seeing it.
Now I tremble and shiver and break down at the decisive moment, I feel conscious of something supreme enveloping us, and I stammer.
It came to her that she was facing one of the decisive moments of her life, and she gripped herself to face it in all coolness.
The game's decisive moment came as early as the third minute when Ashley Williams brought down Bojan and the Spaniard confidently tucked away his second goal of the season.
Ben Gibson | The decisive moment of the game came when defender Ben Gibson poked home from close range after goalkeeper Uladzislau Vasiliuchak had spilled Luke Garbutt's free-kick.
The decisive moment of the game came towards the end of the first half when the London team scored.