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Point of sight

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Point of sight (Persp) in a perspective drawing, the point assumed as that occupied by the eye of the spectator.
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Usage

In literature:

An essential point, and one which must never be lost sight of, is the power of endurance of the infantry soldier.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
She was on the point of stepping out into the road again when a horseman rode into sight between the two rocks.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
He pointed to it with his whip as soon as we came in sight of the farm.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
When she reached this point she looked behind her and in front of her; there was no one in sight.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
While we looked something else happened: a small rowboat with a man in it skimmed into sight, and slowed down at the Point of the Pines.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
It was a horse and rider racing out of sight around the bend of a ridge point.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
It was long before I caught sight of my old point of observation in the neighboring corridor.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
They reached a point in the road where another step would bring them in sight of the house.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
From a vantage point he caught sight again of the horsemen racing up from the south.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
Then he had climbed to this remote vantage-point and caught sight of them as they turned from the river-bottom up the wash.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
At that point it was so wide that the little stream, which might have served for a guide, was lost sight of.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
Tooting a long, last salute, she rolled out into Fundy and out of sight around the point.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
John Westley pointed down into the valley where Jerry's "shining" road ran off out of sight.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
The sun was on the point of setting when the Unicorn found herself in sight of the shores of France.
"A Romance of the West Indies" by Eugène Sue
As the train drew slowly in she caught sight of Ben's intent face among the throng, and was moved to the point of beating upon the window.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
This is a point which must never be lost sight of by the educator.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
You catch sight of a thought or a feeling, and you imagine it is as simple and as limited as a point.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
A man on the point of death, sir, has no call for so pitiable a sight as is your face just now.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
He pointed up a narrow stair which turned and was lost to sight in the thickness of the wall.
"The White Plumes of Navarre" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
When they rounded the sharp point of the Black Bear Mesa, and came in sight of the long, low, half-way house, Lawson sat up with a jerk.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

Sure, when I reach the point where earth
Melts into nothing from th' uncumbered sight,
Heaven will o'ercome th' attraction of my birth.
And I shall sink in yonder sea of light:
"Ascension Day" by John Keble
See, the waves clasp the Sun, as he sinks from our sight,
And Despair sullen rides on the wings of the night;
Lo! he comes, and reproaches our arms with delay,—
Then arise, let us go where Revenge points the way!
"Am Indian Massacre-Song" by Sir John Carr
At last I saw a flickering point of light
High overhead, in a dim window set.
I had lain down to die; but at the sight
I rose, crawled on, and with expiring strength
Knocked, sank again, and knew not even then
It was Antonio's door by which I lay.
"Ginerva Degli Amieri" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

BYU sophomore point guard Matt Carlino has his sights set on playing better on both ends of the floor this season.
Los Angeles is a city with its vision so firmly pointed toward the future that traces of the past often escape its sight.
Chambers reported the sighting in four feet of water near Sailfish Point.
Savor the sight of pointe shoes in the Park Blocks.
"We've had frequent bear sightings to the point where it seems like the bear is residing right there around the campsite, " said Dan Johnson, the monument's chief of interpretation.
A team of Chinese researchers aims to make them even more svelte and unobtrusive?to the point that loudspeakers could be hidden in plain sight in front of a video display or even disguised as a flag.
One of the most photographed sights in Death Valley National Park is Zabriski Point.
For a year that started out so full of promise, hog farmers are having to lower their sights as they reach the mid-point of 2011.
Whether toasting a new collection or celebrating a new or expanded showroom, here are a few of the sights recorded during the recent High Point Market.
COMPASS POINTS Not a peregrine, but a notable sighting just the same Gary Olson of Grand Forks sent me a photo he took last week of a raptor in his backyard.
Not only are the sight and sound of water in your backyard soothing, but ponds and other water features also create an eye-catching focal point in the landscape.
There are reports of the bear hoping fences and digging in Dumpsters but at no point being aggressive at any of the sightings .
It is a familiar but exhilarating sight: Thousands of brightly colored helium balloons billowing into the air, and becoming tiny points against the sky before they disappear.
The Sixers 34-point thumping of the Atlanta Hawks was a pleasant sight indeed for Sixers' fans as the team had their most complete outing of the season in a 117-83 win at Philips Arena.
Tour guide Alexander Cavalieratos points out the sights of Sodermalm, a hilly island in southern Stockholm and a backdrop for Stieg Larsson's crime novels.
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In science:

Within the unified scheme, Blazars are believed to be Fanaroff-Riley Type I galaxies with a jet axis pointing close to the line-of-sight.
High-(Energy)-Lights -- The Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Sky
In particular, in (13) it was shown that the quality of the spectrum in the v-slice depends on the number of points along the line of sight in the numerical cube used to create the PPV cube.
Turbulence Spectra from Doppler-broadened Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
To do so we used steeper velocity spectrum, with slope 4, which is less demanding in terms of the number of points along line of sight.
Turbulence Spectra from Doppler-broadened Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
Fig. 5.— Illustration to the requirement to the number of points over line of sight.
Turbulence Spectra from Doppler-broadened Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
Fig. 6.— Simulations with the number of points over line of sight Nz = 32768, sufficient to suppress shot-noise (Nz = 20000 is required).
Turbulence Spectra from Doppler-broadened Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
Fig. 7.— Simulations with insufficient number of points over the line of sight (Nz = 32768 instead of Nz ≈ 420000).
Turbulence Spectra from Doppler-broadened Spectral Lines: Tests of the Velocity Channel Analysis and Velocity Coordinate Spectrum Techniques
MHD turbulence and synchrotron emission For synchrotron radiation, emissivity at a point r is given by ǫ(r) ∝ n(e)|B⊥ |γ, where n(e) is the electron number density, B⊥ is the component of magnetic field perpendicular to the line o f sight.
Statistics of Galactic Synchrotron and Dust Foregrounds: Spectra, PDFs and Higher-Order Moments
Tie-pointing involves finding a one-to one correspondence of a feature in both the stereo images along equal epipolar lines, calculating the line-of-sight ray that belongs to the respective images, and eventually constraining the rays to lie on the same epipolar plane (Trucco & Verri 1998).
CME observations from STEREO
Blazars, a class of active galactic nucleus (AGN) with relativistic jets pointed along the line of sight to the observer, are the most numerous class of identified VHE γ ray sources.
VHE Blazar Discoveries with VERITAS
Finally, at sight of the similarities between the response under the null and under the alternatives (see Figure B4 in appendix), the results of Table 2 point toward a quite competitive test.
A goodness-of-fit test for the functional linear model with scalar response
In the general case of a medium with varying density, the optical depth contributed by any point is increased proportionally to the neutral hydrogen density, and inversely proportionally to the gradient of the total velocity along the line of sight of observation.
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
In general, there can be more than one point along the line of sight having a velocity V .
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
Let these points have a comoving coordinate x((cid:11)), where x is the component along the line of sight.
THE GUNN-PETERSON EFFECT FROM UNDERDENSE REGIONS IN A PHOTOIONIZED INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM
We note that the line of sight points at the Galactic Bulge, some 560 pc from the Galactic Centre, so that we see apparently disk stars, but at relatively large distances from the plane.
Contact Stars in Microlensing Surveys
From the point of view of the structure of the solution in Euclidean space, these changes do not matter too much (at least at the first sight).
The theory of quark confinement
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