- 1Requiring quick or immediate action or attention: inflation was the most pressing problem he had pressing business in ScotlandMore example sentences
urgent, critical, crucial, acute, desperate, serious, grave, dire, drastic, burning, extreme, life-and-deathpivotal, critical, crucial, compelling, demanding, necessary, key, vital; imperative, essential, of the essence; inescapable
- After all, there are only two ways to divert the attention of the international community from the more pressing and immediate problems of abject hunger and poverty.
- Most pertinent among them is the country's economic situation, which has wiped out people's savings and focused their attention on more pressing matters.
- The Government has been accused of targeting the drinks industry unfairly to divert public attention from more pressing issues.
- 1.1Expressing something strongly or persistently: a pressing invitationMore example sentences
- She says she won't come back to California, nor will she go to France despite a pressing invitation.
- What is needed, as this book shows, is a feeling for the persistence of the past, a pressing curiosity, and a passionate interest in the precise details of place.
- But the pressing darkness, the incessant bass thumping of her heart…
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- 1An act or instance of applying force or weight to something: pure-grade olive oil is the product of the second or third pressingsMore example sentences
- There can be oil, however, from second or even third pressings of the oil.
- It is the largest single location of pressings and full systems engineering in Europe.
- The grape pulp could be subject to a second pressing, or even, after being soaked for a day, a third, to produce a thin drink for slaves.
- 2A record or other object made by the application of force or weight.More example sentences
- The sonics, a major improvement over the original harsh and thin-sounding early digital pressings, warrant repurchase for those who love these performances.
- Surman had gathered a few of his mates for a farewell jam session in an East End recording studio, and though a few test pressings were made, the master tapes were lost for over 30 years.
- All records issued with picture covers unless stated. Test pressings are w/o picture covers unless stated.
- 2.1A series of objects pressed at one time: the EP sold out its first pressing in one dayMore example sentences
- He also granted an injunction effectively banning future use of that part of the lyric which infringed copyright, and preventing any new pressings of the recording.
- After that pressing, strict black and white was used, and most versions looked like something produced on a gas station copy machine.
- Parton's first singles, released in pressings of only a few hundred copies, went out under the name the Go!
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- First, we can note that experiences and reactions can become diffused and adopted by others outside the social location that most pressingly experiences the frustrations Merton identifies.
- I don't use it often, but it's there, if you've something pressingly important that you can't put in one of those e-mails no-one ever sends me…
- Most pressingly, perhaps, refugees had sheltered in this isolated part of Afghanistan for protection and had to be moved to a healthier location.