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Examples of juncture in a Sentence
Negotiations between the countries reached a critical juncture.
At this juncture it looks like they are going to get a divorce.
the juncture of two rivers
Recent Examples of juncture from the Web
More than any other time, people expect to be entertained at every juncture.
But there has been zero indication that either of the team’s prized freshmen from last season (guards Jaylen Fisher and Desmond Bane) is looking at anything beyond his sophomore season at this juncture.
But simple set-piece marking shouldn't be on the to-do list of things to fix at this juncture.
Still, Alaska Aerospace remains at a critical juncture, with several launches lined up for this year and next and high hopes for becoming more profitable and further establishing itself in the industry.
Because so much is happening at the juncture, surgery was required Wednesday afternoon so Drs.
The strategic juncture in the Syrian desert aids government plans to go after IS in Deir el-Zour, one of the militants' last major strongholds in Syria.
Dietrich’s blast came at a particularly critical juncture, with the Phillies having broken through against Volquez to get within one run in the top of the sixth.
Famous from a young age, Zachary David Alexander Efron has faced this pivotal juncture many times throughout his career.
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Did You Know?
Juncture has many relatives in English - and some of them are easy to spot, whereas others are not so obvious. Juncture derives from the Latin verb jungere (to join), which gave us not only join and junction but also conjugal (relating to marriage) and junta (a group of persons controlling a government). Jungere also has distant etymological connections to joust, jugular, juxtapose, yoga and yoke. The use of juncture in English dates back to the 14th century. Originally, the word meant "a place where two or more things are joined," but by the 17th century it could also be used of an important point in time or of a stage in a process or activity.
First Known Use of juncture
Synonym Discussion of juncture
JUNCTURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of juncture for English Language Learners
: an important point in a process or activity
: a place where things join
JUNCTURE Defined for Kids
Definition of juncture for Students
: an important or particular point or stage in a process or activity
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