to the point of

idiom

: to a particular state
The animals were hunted to the point of extinction.
He pushed her to the point of hysterics.
He's concerned about money to the point of obsession.

Examples of to the point of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The character takes over her children’s lives, trying to control everything about them to the point of smothering them. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 1 June 2024 Some of our favorite stars with famous moms, such as Liza Minnelli or Kate Hudson, have established successful careers to the point of stepping out of their mothers' shadows. Aja Hoggatt, EW.com, 29 May 2024 Then dunk some peat moss in water to the point of saturation, mingle your date seeds within its fibers, and place moss and seeds inside a sealed plastic bag at room temperature. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Phyllis Diller may be the most important model for Deborah — Smart once dressed like her as a girl — but while Diller leaned into the garish to the point of surrealism, Deborah is firmly established in the leisure class. J Wortham, New York Times, 12 May 2024 About Bakar Fellows The Bakar Fellows Program at UC Berkeley supports faculty with proof-of-concept funding for projects that are more advanced than basic research, but not yet to the point of commercialization, to mature and translate their ground-breaking discoveries and innovations. Kansas City Star, 21 May 2024 And the barbarians at the gates of New Rome, rabbled-roused to the point of maximum rabidness. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 16 May 2024 And less than half have even got to the point of a test project using AI or proof of concept. John Kell, Fortune, 15 May 2024 Trending on Billboard Some of those legacy AI utilities felt promising but imperfect, others inelegant to the point of unusability. Michael Gallant, Billboard, 15 May 2024

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“To the point of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20point%20of. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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