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.
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Date palms need water underground and dry heat above, and the summertime climate here, at the lowest point on earth, is perfect for this purpose, if unsuited for other purposes, like walking outdoors or thinking straight.
Matti Friedman, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Dec. 2022 Many, of course, grew up in the U.S. But illustrating Saah’s point, others were born in England or the Netherlands.
Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 17 Nov. 2022 At the halfway point and almost $300 million into the Detroit Institute of Arts’ tax millage from residents in the tri-county area, concerned members of Detroit’s art scene are questioning whether citizens have gotten their money’s worth.
Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 17 Nov. 2022 Nations of the world continue to squabble and finger-point, mostly producing lofty goals which are then unfulfilled for lack of commitment and cooperation.
David Peterson, Arkansas Online, 17 Nov. 2022 And for those looking for an entry point into the outdoors, lists can be a good place to start.Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2022 But in any case, Leguizamo has a point: A lot of people do love the original Super Mario Bros. movie.
Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 17 Nov. 2022 Some of Weisselberg’s testimony appeared to underscore that point.
Michael R. Sisak, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Nov. 2022 The awards show takes place this Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. ET, at which point the ceremony will begin to air, though stars will be trickling into the red carpet earlier in the evening.
Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 17 Nov. 2022
There are so many Christmas Bible verses that can point you to the miracle of Jesus’ birth, as well as timeless words spoken by the faithful, from past popes to the Christian author C.S. Lewis to modern-day voices like Amy Grant.
Julia Ludlam, Country Living, 18 Nov. 2022 Ritter and Looney also can point to several numbers that support their argument.
Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 12 Nov. 2022 Close listeners can point to other tics and tricks.
Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 27 Oct. 2022 Growth slowed in Apple’s services business, an area some analysts say can point to slowing demand that may affect iPhone sales.
Aaron Tilley, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2022 Can point guards Butler and Darrion Trammell be on the floor together?
Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Oct. 2022 Citations—which can point to earlier cases, journal articles, or other sources—are the building blocks of legal precedent and, as more disputes over NFTs land in court, judges and lawyers will need a reliable way to find them.
Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 20 Oct. 2022 Bridegrooms keep to themselves now, those who still have fingers can merely point soundlessly at something.
Eugene Ostashevsky, The New York Review of Books, 19 Oct. 2022 Society can point its judgmental finger at several companies and ask for more, but the Demand will dictate the Supply and will (in theory) influence the regulators.
Steve Tengler, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 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