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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
The recapture of Aleppo by Syrian troops and the subsequent cease-fire make Russian forces less critical to Assad at this juncture of the war.
The decision to leave AKA was difficult but ultimately the right one for me and my family at this juncture.
At this juncture, of course, any calculations about what the Trump administration will do in the Middle East are based on precious little information.
At that same juncture, the hard-boiled style was starting to influence British sensibilities, as demonstrated by the 1930s thrillers of Graham Greene or the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Their aesthetics are deeply rooted at the juncture between the past and present.
At this juncture, his wife, Judy, and two of his children plotted an intervention, sitting Coughlin down in the family living room.
Another juncture point was the second Regular Guys roast in October, 2012.
Being able to build here at all, at this juncture in history, was a matter of patience and luck--that of owner Mike Keiser, who set out to build a great course and nothing less.
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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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