critical position

critical position

That position over a large city or a mountain range at which the engine(s) failure would be most serious.
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Lord Holchester's recovery had put him back again in the same critical position which he had occupied at Windygates.
Having revived his sinking energies in the fruit garden, Mirabel seated himself under the shade of a tree, and reflected on the critical position in which he was placed by Francine's jealousy.
I felt once more, and felt more strongly than ever, that in my critical position it was useless to stand still, and worse than useless to draw back.
It seems to me that in the most critical positions of our lives we have always dined.
Strong said, "Terin has demonstrated the trust, integrity and other leadership attributes that are essential for success in this critical position.
Two of the injured police personnel arein very critical position.
NNA - 7/8/2011 - Asad's senior spokeswoman, Bouthayna Shaaban, expressed deep regret at the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) latest critical position vis-A'-vis Asad's repressive measures against his people.
Allawi stressed that Iraqiya will not continue in non decisive talks moreover Iraqiya will have a critical position towards political process "if terms of Arbil agreement are not implemented.
Al Khalifa also said that Josef Hickersberger, the former coach of Bahrain who joined Al Wahda club two weeks ago, has put the BFA in a critical position.
The critical position of the tumour within the tracheameant that she hadasthma-likesymptoms.
According to sources, out of the nine injured, four are in a critical position and have been admitted in the Government Medical College Hospital here.
Jim Wells MLA said: "The critical position of that valve, as far as I can see, if that was correct it would've reduced or eliminated the problem that arose.