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At the point

Definitions

  • The hussar points his pistol at the mysterious women
    The hussar points his pistol at the mysterious women
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • At the point as near as can be; on the verge; about (see About prep., 6); as, at the point of death; he was on the point of speaking.
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Quotations

  • Constance Rourke
    Constance Rourke
    “In comedy, reconcilement with life comes at the point when to the tragic sense only an inalienable difference or dissension with life appears.”
  • Pete Sampras
    Pete Sampras
    “The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less.”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Fyodor%20Dostoevsky
    “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest%20Renan
    “Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.”
  • Bernard Devoto
    Bernard Devoto
    “The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.”

Usage

In literature:

We read this and glance at the pointing finger which is so shaky of outline, and our first inclination is to laugh.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The five-foot bow as finished, with sections at the point shown.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Every subject worth teaching crosses the student's life at some point.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
One arm shot out mechanically, pointing at the black rocks, and a deep sigh escaped him.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Mr. Moss was the sole employe of the railroad company at White Point flag station.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
By the way, Mary-Clare, those squatters at the Point are going to get a rough deal.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
At what point in the exposition of a plot is the major knot most usually found?
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
The reaction from the intradermic test consists of a swelling at the point of injection and is observed from 72 to 150 hours after the injection.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
And a plot may be still further complicated by tying the strands together at other points beside the culmination.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
The two smokers picked life up at the point of interruption, while Aunt M'riar made a finish of her operations in the kitchen.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Our men finally captured the position at the point of the bayonet.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
A battery had been taken at the point of the bayonet, and we cheered accordingly.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The needle vibrated a little, but it pointed directly at the red point of Mars, now almost directly overhead.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
Six Hun machines were destroyed on these shows, and the bombers did magnificent work at vital points.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Moving as directed, I found the enemy, not at Glade Springs, as was expected, but at the point at which I wished to enter the main road.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
The meanest capacity cannot be at a loss, if it begins its enquiries at the right point.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Nearly half of their party died of "mal de la terre," or scurvy, and others were at the point of death.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
It appears as if the subject were awake at just one point, namely at the point of relation with the hypnotizer.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Some volunteered, others were pressed into the service at the point of the bayonet.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
You'll see Bridgetown soon enough, all right, at the point of a gun.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

"I think I see a point we've missed,
And that suggests a plan."
At length said I, the Fed'ralist,
To Me, the States' Rights man.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
Then from the saints I sought to flee,
And dreaded to be seen;
I thought they all would point at me,
And cry, Unclean, unclean!
"The Leper" by John Newton
Beyond, a third the challenge gives;--
She almost gasps for breath--
"Oh, at the Mill my brother lies
Just at the point of death."
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
What though your num'rous sins exceed
The stars that fill the skies,
And aiming at th' eternal throne,
Like pointed mountains rise:
"Hymn 85" by Isaac Watts
At last the point was thus decided:
As his opinion was divided
'Twixt pie and jelly, being loth
Either to leave, he took them both.
"Greedy Richard" by Ann Taylor
I see the Bourbon hurled at last,
From France's tottering throne,
A proud Napoleon reigning there,
France, smiling, points her own!'
"Napoleon" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Cartwright, Iowa's senior point guard, scored 17 points and had five assists in the Hawkeyes' 72-65 upset win at the Kohl Center.
The meeting is open to the public, and takes place at 7 pm tomorrow at High Points Apartments, 340 East 13th Street in Pella.
Gloria Hoover, checks the bone structure of 'Spendesi Flash Point', a Calico Persian Saturday at the Bluff City Cat Fanciers' 26th Annual Cat Show at the Agricenter International.
Daily I receive numerous calls from veterans who are at the point of giving up.
Start at the point and roll.
SAM WOLFE/TREASURE COAST NEWSPAPERS Christina Earp, of Vero Beach, sits with her son Jonah, 2, as the look at the Christmas tree at Royal Palm Pointe Friday evening following the City of Vero Beach Holiday Celebration.
Saturday night in Bridgeport, the 52nd annual Holly Ball was held for the first time at the Bridgeport Conference Center at Charles Point.
The meeting will be held at the Eco Living Center in Rutenberg Park, at 6490 South Pointe Blvd, Fort Myers.
Emery Sapp and Sons Inc workers Zach Fraga, left, applies glue to PVC gutter pipe as Rodney Hughes lines up the water drain pipe behind apartments being built at The Pointe at 3500 Rock Quarry Rd.
There are no appetizers, entree, or dessert sections at Hue 's counter stand — you simply look at the pictures plastered to the back wall or the specials up front and point at whatever strikes your fancy.
While many fans seem to be gearing up for Jeremy Lin's return in Game 5, or at some point soon, the point guard is still not ready to face playoff-intense competition.
At Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney defended himself against charges of inconsistency by pointing to his long marriage and the fact that he has long attended the same church and worked at the same company.
While perhaps not at the point where they will try anything, the 1-6 Eagles are certainly at the point where they need to try something different to snap out of the funk they're in and get their first ACC win.
The former Duke shooting guard is working at the point on the Hornets' Las Vegas summer league squad that opens play this weekend.
This week the folks at the Bay Point Marina should be working hard to put the final touches on the 29th Bay Point Invitational .
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In science:

Furthermore we can consider the Lagrangian at the point y = 0, due to its invariance under S transformations, and as we showed ei γ = 0 at that point.
Supersymmetry Breaking by Dimensional Reduction over Coset Spaces
We think of hk (x, n) as the height of the level-k growth process at the point x at time t = n.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
X cz ≤ l(a, f ) ≤ 2(X cz + R) To see this note that multiplying by one of the generators changes the value of f in at most 2 points and that two multiplyings suffice if we want to change the value of f in a standing at the point a.
Drift and entropy growth for random walks on groups
A bicomplex function that has a derivative at the point p is said to be differentiable or holomorphic at p.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
Namely, a point x ∈ X is called the periodic turning point for the map T : X → X if T nx = x for some n ∈ ZZ+ and the derivative of the map T is not well defined at the point x.
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
Therefore, the steady-state pressure has its extremum points points exactly at the points f1 and f2 .
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
The equation y 2 = −r2, i.e. the locus of points equidistant from the origin, specifies a hyperboloid of two sheets intersecting the y1 axis at the points ±r called poles in analogy with the sphere.
On the SO(2,1) symmetry in General Relativity
The point (Tc, 0) is the critical point of the pure Ising model while the zero temperature phase transition is at the point (0, ∆c ).
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model
If the ground state at the point of degeneracy is not one of the original states then a new point of degeneracy is found between this new state and one of the original two states.
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model
Suppose that for each point q of tangent bundle T M we have linear map f : Tp (M ) → Tq (T M ) from tangent space Tp (M ) at the point p = π(q) to tangent space Tq (T M ) at the point q .
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
According to (4.11), the AdS fields at the point (z, x) are expressed in terms of Minkowski space-time fields at the point x.
Generalized free fields and the AdS-CFT correspondence
Definition 4.9 If x : iS pec C −→ F is a point of a D-stack F, then the tangent D-stack of F at x is the homotopy fiber of π : RT F −→ F at the point x.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
This is so because given a point u, the only Schauder function from the layer l that is non-zero at the point u is Fl,j (u) with j = [2l−1u] + 1, where [x] denotes the integral part of x.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
If the point P does not belong to the zero section of the tangent bundle then this field does not vanish at the point ˜P .
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
If the point P belongs to zero section of the tangent bundle then field v vanishes at the point ˜P .
Generic singularities of implicit systems of first order differential equations on the plane
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