the Rubicon


: a limit or point that is reached when the results of one's actions cannot be changed
Once you've crossed the Rubicon there's no going back.

Examples of the Rubicon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This allows for less damping control over small road inputs, for floating over rough surfaces, and more damping control at the ends of travel for soaking up large bumps for a smoother ride on pavement or on the Rubicon Trail. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 23 June 2024 Common-sense liberals and conservatives must coalesce into a social amalgamation on both these and similar issues before the Rubicon has been crossed and our once-great country falls too deep into the abyss. Voice Of The People, New York Daily News, 24 Jan. 2024 Now the Rubicon has been crossed, and the next chapter is uncertain and fraught with danger for Iran, its regime, and the broader region. Ali Vaez, Foreign Affairs, 15 Apr. 2024 Nevertheless, the Rubicon has clearly been crossed. Arash Azizi, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2024 Wide-stance axles and the Rubicon's high-riding fenders come along with this change, making for a considerably tougher-looking and better-performing combination than before. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 28 June 2023 Photo : Barlow Adventures Barlow Adventures Barlow Adventures presents a series of classes throughout the picturesque deserts of the American Southwest, specifically Moab, the Rubicon Trail, Table Mesa, Glamis, and Prairie City. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2024 But experts now believe OpenAI crossed the Rubicon and there is no going back to the way things were, even if Altman’s in-house rivals, among them Ilya Sutskever, wish for nothing more. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2023 His album of the same name, from 2020, is full of glorious Americana, with scenes—from Key West to the Rubicon, the grassy knoll to the city of God—etched by his seasoned delivery. Condé Nast, The New Yorker, 10 Nov. 2023

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“The Rubicon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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