What is pressing?

  • (adj): Compelling immediate action.
    Example: "Too pressing to permit of longer delay"
    Synonyms: urgent
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "pressing":

  • (noun): A metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press.
  • (noun): The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure.
    Example: "At the pressing of a button"
    Synonyms: press, pressure

Famous quotes containing the word pressing:

    What one is fated to have in life one will have; what one is not fated to have, there is no point in pressing for.
    Chinese proverb.

    Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
    Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
    A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
    And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she
    sings.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    Every generation rewrites the past. In easy times history is more or less of an ornamental art, but in times of danger we are driven to the written record by a pressing need to find answers to the riddles of today.... In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under men’s reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present and get us past that idiot delusion of the exceptional Now that blocks good thinking.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)