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decisive trial acid test
test that is crucial and decisive acid test
pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel Al Alamayn , Battle of El Alamein , El Alamein
Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524) Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius , Boethius
decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase attack , tone-beginning
decisive battle during the Napoleonic campaigns (1805); the French under Napoleon defeated the Russian armies of Czar Alexander I and the Austrian armies of Emperor Francis II Austerlitz , battle of Austerlitz
in the American Civil War (1863) the Union armies of Hooker, Thomas, and Sherman under the command of Ulysses S. Grant won a decisive victory over the Confederate Army under Braxton Bragg battle of Chattanooga , Chattanooga
first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under Philip of Valois battle of Crecy , Crecy
decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest battle of Hastings , Hastings
decisive naval battle in the War of Greek Independence (1827); the Turkish and Egyptian fleet was defeated by an allied fleet of British and French and Russian warships battle of Navarino , Navarino
battle in World War I (1914); decisive German victory over the Russians battle of Tannenberg , Tannenberg
naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte battle of the Philippine Sea , Philippine Sea
decisive point bottom line
decisive vote to break tie casting vote
decisive moment in a novel or play climax , culmination
decisive factor clincher , trump card
sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat countercoup
final decisive event coup de grâce
sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force coup , coup d'etat , putsch , takeover
decisive moment crisis
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