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Definitions of points

  1. Among seamen, flat pieces of plaited cordage tapering towards each end, used in reefing; on a railway, the switches or movable guiding- rails which admit a train on to a junctionline, to a siding, or from the one line of rail to the other; qualities, as good points.
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Quotes of points

  1. True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions. – Cleveland Abbe
  2. Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress. – Stephen Ambrose
  3. I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points – Kenny Cunningham
  4. Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows. – John Doolittle
  5. My own position is, that it is largely up to the work itself to suggest the nature of these referential points without dimensions in and through the processes by which the distance between them is maintained. – Brian Ferneyhough
  6. The fact that the Arctic, more than any other populated region of the world, requires the collaboration of so many disciplines and points of view to be understood at all, is a benefit rather than a burden. – Bruce Jackson
  7. If you're trying to invent something new, you're going to reach a lot of discouraging points and most people give up. – Steve Lacy
  8. Experts always know everything but the fine points When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House. – Hedy Lamarr
  9. In person, George W. Bush is extremely forceful. He has a restless energy when he sits in a chair, and nearly leaps out of it when making certain points – Rich Lowry
  10. We have, therefore, directed the Irish Army authorities to have field hospitals established in County Donegal adjacent to Derry and at other points along the Border where they may be necessary. – Jack Lynch
  11. When you make the judgement as a network that there are only three candidates, you are censoring points of view. – Tim Robbins
  12. Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. – Florence Scovel Shinn
  13. One of the points about distractions is that everything that they do is destabilizing. – Bruce Sterling
  14. It was important to score points today and I went for them with my guts. – Richard Virenque
  15. But nobody is listening to those points They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago. – Marc Wallice

Usage examples for points

  1. But he has his points – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. " No. You won't get the right man, and you may lose one who points straight at him. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. It will appear at many points in our study. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  4. And the other points – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  5. I dare say you have the right points of it; but if I were a young man 't would go hard with me to let you take your life into your own hands. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  6. It went a point at a time; it went ten points in about fifteen minutes. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  7. Why this haste, then, in passing given points – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  8. Take, for instance, the same two points between which you just drew a line on the great circle track. – Lectures in Navigation by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
  9. He spoke from five different points – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  10. The old man had followed them and stood, his eyes fixed on the shining points – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  11. Beati illi from some points of view, but from others, if they go on longer, Heaven help them indeed! – The English Novel by George Saintsbury
  12. Well, I guess I always knew as much about them as anybody; and now I'm in politics, I guess the President couldn't give me many points – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  13. If you will permit, I can give your maid some points – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  14. Parts of Sir Edward Grey's speech were to him, as to the other members of the House, a surprise at many points – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  15. I have come to a clear understanding with myself now, upon all points – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  16. They have capital points about them, too; yet, somehow or other, we do not like each other. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. But all these points were as nothing in the known character of Mr. Woolsworthy, of Oxney Colne. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  18. Well, now I ain't right sure whether it 'a got five points or six. – Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan
  19. This may from some points of view be a good thing. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  20. This work is called " working to points – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam

Rhymes for points

  • joints;
  • appoints;
  • disappoints;