Part of speech: noun

A turning- point; a critical moment.

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Usage examples "crisis":

  1. Carlin must have caught the reality of that moment of crisis from Skag's telling- the moment when the male tiger might have charged but didn't, because she succeeded in making Malcolm M'Cord see it, too. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. I would not have it supposed that, although the crisis was past, there was no more stormy weather. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  3. And it was at least a strange comment on the teaching force in the Burrton school that Walter at this crisis could not think of anyone to whom he cared to go with a religious doubt. - "The High Calling", Charles M. Sheldon.