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I want to say "XXX is at the heart of our society," but I feel it's such a cliche! Any suggestions for a somewhat equivalent sentence?

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If you provide the context of this sentence, e.g. where it's going to be used, we might help you a teeny weeny bit better –  Thursagen Aug 12 '11 at 11:43
    
@thursagen Its in the introduction section of a chapter. I want to open up by saying an equivalent sentence and then provide the reason why xxxx is so important... –  blackace Aug 12 '11 at 11:46

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How about:

XXX is an integral part of our soceity/family/group! He's...he's indispensable!

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this will do! thanks lot :-) –  blackace Aug 12 '11 at 12:02
    
Or "XXX is integral to our society". –  wfaulk Aug 12 '11 at 16:11

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