more to the point

idiom

: more importantly
If you drive while drunk, you could lose your license, but even more to the point, you could kill someone.

Examples of more to the point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In practice, those circles barely materialize; Tom, an epicurean who values beautiful objects and settings, isn’t actually much interested in the silly people who occupy them, and neither (more to the point) is the camera. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 4 Apr. 2024 But more to the point, in addition to the characteristic red box with the ATK logo, right on the cover are photos and names of father-son duo Kevin Pang and Jeffrey Pang. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 The label describes how it was manufactured, but, more to the point, the thing tells us that a family’s fortune was normally in tangibles such as hard money, land, silver and gold, buildings, and farm animals. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 18 Jan. 2024 In my opinion, Bibi Netanyahu does not represent Jewish or even Israeli values, and there has to be much greater attention paid to getting humanitarian aid to the Gazan population and, more to the point, to the Palestinian plight in general. Rod Lurie, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 With the assumption that cheerfulness is a measurable quality and that, more to the point, a person is guaranteed to be the most reliable assessor of her or his own cheer? Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Perhaps more to the point, the allegations against Kissel have raised lingering questions about how much other members of the comedy and podcast scenes were aware of his alleged behavior, particularly his co-hosts and network co-owners. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 12 Oct. 2023 But more to the point of this article, these promises and anecdotal endorsements are misleading, Dr. Gohara says. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, 22 Sep. 2023 But his judgment in the immediate aftermath of the scandal, reported by Robert Harris, a chronicler of the episode, was more to the point. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023

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“More to the point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20to%20the%20point. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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