plural of point
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as in tips
the last and usually sharp or tapering part of something long and narrow be careful with the point on that umbrella, or you could hurt someone

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as in thresholds
an interval of time just before the onset of something was at the point of accepting the new job when he realized he didn't want to leave his old one

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as in dots
a small area that is different (as in color) from the main part the little points of gold in the blue ceiling are supposed to represent stars

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as in peninsulas
an area of high ground jutting out into a body of water beyond the line of the coast the racing yacht rounded the point far ahead of its closest rival

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as in capes
an area of land that juts out into a body of water Point Reyes, California

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as in steps
an individual part of a process, series, or ranking at this point in your life, you should already be saving for retirement

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as in locations
the area or space occupied by or intended for something runners began lining up by the starting point

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points

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verb

present tense third-person singular of point

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“Points.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/points. Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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