salient feature

See: main point
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I took in much of this in the few seconds during which we stood facing each other, and I also observed another salient feature of her appearance: she was frightfully dirty
To glance at the salient features of this landscape through the picturesque framework of a ragged and ruined stone window--arch of the time of Christ, thus hiding from sight all that is unattractive, is to secure to yourself a pleasure worth climbing the mountain to enjoy.
When my convivial host discovered that he had told me so much, and that I was prone to doubtfulness, his foolish pride assumed the task the old vintage had commenced, and so he unearthed written evidence in the form of musty manuscript, and dry official records of the British Colonial Office to support many of the salient features of his remarkable narrative.
The measles campaign -- a salient feature of which is the fact that even children who have previously been vaccinated against measles will be given an additional shot -- comes in the wake of the UAE's recently-concluded successful polio vaccination drives.
Holmgren outlines a metaethical view that does not persuade, but does render her account consistent and clear, with two fundamental and related premises: (1) a wrongdoer is 'separable' (98) from his wrong acts and (2) the most 'morally salient feature of the offender is his intrinsic worth as a person' (99).
Muslim Brotherhood boycott highlights Jordanian elections The salient feature of today's election is that the Muslim Brotherhood isn't participating -- many of the parliamentary seats will be won by 'independents' who support Jordan's monarchy.
A salient feature of the mentioned system is said to be its purposed and structural classification which categorizes topics into two specific groups: one suitable for young students and the other one for university students.
Social support is itself a salient feature of quality of life, and it is an important target for social intervention among both healthy and ill older adult populations," researchers wrote.
Externally, the most salient feature of the aircraft compared with the two prototypes is its new landing gear which is lighter than those sported by its predecessors (bottom photo), borrowed as they were from the AMX Italo-Brazilian combat aircraft.
Cheryl Graziano of Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) details the key provisions, noting that what may be the most salient feature of the law is what was not addressed--which, after all, is indicative of a lot that happens in Congress.
CASTING an eye over the final statistical ables for 2003, the salient feature is Toms The Best's third consecutive victory among the sires of British-bred open winners.
The most salient feature of the Museo Evita isn't its contents but, rather, that it opened at all.