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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
To a man, the Warriors point to that moment in Game 7 as a critical juncture.
But in some ways, the coaching spot is the more important of the two Pistons posts at this juncture.
All this work goes at during an absolutely crucial juncture for Orbital ATK.
At this juncture, a new economic monster appeared: stagflation, a chimera of inflation, recession, and unemployment.
At this juncture, the Billboard 200 will continue to not incorporate video streams.
The reshuffling comes at a particularly tense juncture for Trump, who aides said is increasingly frustrated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation and with the senior officials at the Justice Department.
The reshuffling comes at a particularly tense juncture for Trump, who aides said is increasingly frustrated by special counsel Robert Mueller III's investigation and with the senior officials at the Justice Department.
The play — frankly — is a bit of a lovable mess at this juncture.
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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.
moment of truth, point of no return;
Synonym Discussion of juncture
- an important juncture in our country's history
- provide for exigencies
- the presence of mind needed to deal with emergencies
- contingency plans
- come through in a pinch
- in dire straits
- a crisis of confidence
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
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