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    overriding importance, priority

    Hello Everyone,

    Are overriding importance and priority the synonymous? And it seems to me that "overriding importance" is more important than " priority" is that so? And in the following sentence can "of overriding importance " be replaced by "the priority"?

    We must adhere firmly tothe strategic thinking that development is of overriding importance and keep a firm grasp of and make good use of the period of important strategic opportunities.


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    Sky


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    Re: overriding importance, priority

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    Are overriding importance and priority the synonymous? And it seems to me that "overriding importance" is more important than " priority" is that so? And in the following sentence can "of overriding importance " be replaced by "the priority"?

    We must adhere firmly to the strategic thinking that development is of overriding importance and keep a firm grasp of and make good use of the period of important strategic opportunities.


    Regards


    Sky
    Something that is of overriding importance is so important that it takes precedence over everything else. Priority is too soft in meaning in this context.

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