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Having value of crucial significance
“It is very important to give your daughter independence in her life so she learns from experience.”
Representing an essential element
“The engine is an important component of the car.”
Having emotional or sentimental value
“The diamond bracelet was an important family heirloom.”
Highlighting the main points of a discussion
“At this stage, however, the more important question is what consumers will actually do with the cash.”
Denoting a high degree of seriousness
“This is an important matter which you should discuss with your lawyers.”
Having influence or power
“The ambassador was a highly important person, surrounded by several minders and bodyguards.”
Providing great utility or usefulness
“As the quarterback, he was the most important player on his team.”
Having too high an opinion of one's own worth
“Some might say that it's because the actors are silly, strident, vacuous, and self-important.”
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