critical position

critical position

That position over a large city or a mountain range at which the engine(s) failure would be most serious.
References in classic literature ?
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.
As for Jehan Frollo, he was in a critical position.
She was perfectly aware, in her critical position, of the necessity of humoring me.
It seems to me that in the most critical positions of our lives we have always dined.
The injured were first shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Khanpur where after receiving initial treatment they were referred to DHQ Hospital Haripur owing to their critical position.
Police and locals rescued the injured and shifted them to hospital where three injured are in 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.
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