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a community of people smaller than a village

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a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

a point where a choice must be made

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There is a third cross-road where the track from Boldre runs down to the old fishing village of Pitt's Deep.
An hour more wore itself slowly out; and nothing had passed Arnold on the cross-roads but a few stray foot-passengers, a heavy wagon, and a gig with an old woman in it.
At a midway point, when Nuttlebury had been passed, and where there were cross-roads, Clare stopped the conveyance and said to Tess that if she meant to return to her mother's house it was here that he would leave her.
He suddenly recalled Sonia's words, "Go to the cross-roads, bow down to the people, kiss the earth, for you have sinned against it too, and say aloud to the whole world, 'I am a murderer.
But then there is the hilly cross-road that passes by the valley of the Leith and the Dean Cemetery; and Queensferry Street is on the way to that.
Follow the cross-road, and when it brings you into the highroad, turn to the left; a four-mile walk will take you to the town of Harminster.
I walked on as briskly as the heat would let me till I reached the cross-road which led to the village, looking back from time to time to make sure that I was not followed by any one.
The part of the cross-road which I had just passed over was so narrow that the waggon coming after me brushed the trees and thickets on either side, and I had to wait until it went by before I could test the correctness of my impression.
They crossed the stream, and ascended by the little rocky pass to the hills beyond; then diverged to the left, and returned by a cross-road which led through the village of Combe-Raven.
RAJANPUR -- A 400-year-old Banyan tree, traditionally called Badh, has been chopped down by Tehsil Municipal Corporation (TMA) Jampur to expand the city's main cross-roads the Indus Highway under the Jampur Model City Project.
Mosman Oil & Gas chairman John Barr said that the company is delighted to get an oil discovery in the first half of the first well, so soon after drilling commenced at Cross-Roads 1.