- Deciding whether someone lives or dies; vitally important: heart surgeons deal with life-and-death situations on a daily basisMore example sentences
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- Data availability is important in medical situations where life-and-death decisions are based on the most-current data.
- Firefighters say this would mean removing vital crew from the specialist appliances needed for life-and-death situations.
- But this may be an acceptable inconvenience, considering the life-and-death importance of a functional alarm.