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.

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