Re: important or terrible
The fact that he is in a terrible state is important, but that does not mean he is in an important state. Unless you're talking about the individual states of the USA in which case, some states are more important than others (during an election, for example). In your context though, a man who is lying on the operating table is almost certainly in a terrible state (of health).
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