She showed us several graphs to illustrate the point she was making.
I see your point, but I don't think everyone will agree.
There's no use in arguing the point.
He made a very good point about the need for change.
Let me make one final point.
That's the point I've been trying to make.
“What's your point?” “Actually, I have two points.”
My point is simply that we must do something to help the homeless.
“If we leave now, we won't make it back in time.” “That's a good point.”
There are two critical points that I would like to discuss. Verb
“It's not polite to point,” she said.
When I asked the child where his mother was, he pointed in the direction of the house. Pointing with his cane, the old man asked, “Whose dog is that?”.
She pointed her finger at the door.
They pointed their microphones in my direction.
We can leave when the minute hand points to 12.
Stand with your arms at your sides and your hands pointing downward.
The ship was pointing into the wind. See More
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Liquidity is one of the main points of manipulation in digital currency.—Dyma Budorin, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 At other points Tuesday, Steel repeatedly questioned the trustworthiness of Kenneth Copeland, a former YSL member who made headlines earlier this year when a video leaked showing him talking with police investigators.—Jewel Wicker, Billboard, 28 Nov. 2023 At this point, box office revenues have hit $8 billion, which is 22% ahead of 2022 but 17% behind 2019, according to Comscore.—Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 28 Nov. 2023 The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 56 points, or 0.2%.—Heard Editors, WSJ, 28 Nov. 2023 Questions continue to be raised by both residents and legislators about who is at fault and what could have been done to prevent the deadly wildfires in West Maui, as lawsuits continue to pile up and point fingers.—Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 28 Nov. 2023 And on the third point: our partners at the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development used the entire event to showcase their country’s many assets: good weather, modern infrastructure, nonexistent crime, and easy connections via two regional airlines to almost anywhere in the world.—Alan Murray, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 One used whatever tools were on hand to achieve that, and at that particular point in history, that meant cheese.—Jennifer Billock, Saveur, 16 Nov. 2023 By that point, Hamas had released four hostages—an Israeli-American mother and daughter, and two Israeli women—as a result of agreements brokered by Qatar and Egypt.—Joel Simon, The New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2023
The team with the best record in each group, plus one wild card from each conference (the team with the best group play record and point differential among those who didn't win their group), advanced to the knockout round.—Brian Sampson, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Responding to Trump's social media post, a Biden adviser pointed back to other Trump gaffes.—Lalee Ibssa, ABC News, 27 Nov. 2023 With guns pointed at one another — a signature of many a classic John Woo movie — the two men exchange a long, silent stare in lieu of a conversation.—Peter Debruge, Variety, 27 Nov. 2023 The comment garnered a response from Lawrence, who pointed at another family member for her hater fuel.—Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Once inside, the officers pulled guns and Tasers and pointed them at the roommates.—Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 She was initially photographed arriving at the hotel restaurant in an (almost) all-black ensemble: skintight jumpsuit, pointed stiletto heels, zip-up hoodie, and small shoulder bag with silver hardware that paired perfectly with her chunky silver choker.—Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 27 Nov. 2023 Balenciaga pointed toe slingback pumps A Balenciaga slingback will always be in style.—Porter Simmons, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 At one point during the encounter, a deputy pulled out a handgun from his holster and pointed it at a neighbor who approached Hernandez and the deputies, the video showed.—Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, partly from Anglo-French, prick, dot, moment, from Latin punctum, from neuter of punctus, past participle of pungere to prick; partly from Anglo-French pointe sharp end, from Vulgar Latin *puncta, from Latin, feminine of punctus, past participle — more at pungent