prove a point


: to show that one is right about something
He's willing to do almost anything to prove a point.

Examples of prove a point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is to prove a point that Purdy is actually further along than Brady was through their first two seasons. Dj Siddiqi, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Inter Miami — out to prove a point having gone winless during a worldwide pre-season tour — comfortably defeated a Hong Kong XI 4-1 in an event branded as Tatler XFEST Hong Kong. Andrew McNicol, CNN, 4 Feb. 2024 Some buildings are diatribes, a person trying to prove a point, and some say very little at all, but the most interesting ones are conversations: between past and present, comfort and utility, privacy and community and, most important, the building itself and its residents. Alice Newell-Hanson, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 The restaurant served as the backdrop for When Harry Met Sally's iconic scene between Ryan and costar Billy Crystal, in which Ryan's character Sally fakes an orgasm to prove a point. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 1 Sep. 2023 Don't go all out to prove a point if that's not what the conversation calls for -- stay alert for indicators that calmly listening would be a better choice. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 30 Aug. 2023 After The Watchdog told her story, her quest to prove a point quickly found an international audience. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 23 Aug. 2023 You're allowed to show unusual sides of yourself, but don't try to shock people solely to prove a point. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 29 June 2023 Davison wasn’t out to set any records, or to prove a point about women and their abilities. Erica Westly, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2022

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“Prove a point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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