Another posts

whenas definition occipital tuberosity streamlet definition sciolistic definition freaks and cocks south pole definition sacque definition definition verecund "in short order" church mouse definition cork cutter trisodium phosphate definition asteroidea definition type foundry definition mineral jelly waiting gentlewoman palpitant definition paper route definition pile worm lithely definition political arena definition francis scott key definition jury box definition reciprocant definition loungewear definition lee beam gise definition vizir definition complected or complexioned spet definition diverter definition glib tongued

On the point


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • On 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.
    • On the point See At point, above.
    • ***


  • Paul J. Meyer
    Paul J. Meyer
    “Do a little bit more than average and from that point on our progress multiplies itself out of all proportion to the effort put in.”
  • W. Arthur Porter
    W. Arthur Porter
    “The INNOVATION point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.”
  • George F. Will
    “All politics takes place on a slippery slope. The most important four words in politics are up to a point.”
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    “Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose-a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.”


In literature:

Then he saw that the torch was on the point of going out and he made a dash for it, and swung it once again into a faint blaze.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
She treated him as an underling; he chafed under the treatment, and was often on the point of returning home.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Some object that Virginia comes bearing the olive branch on the point of the bayonet.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
On the next headland, which terminated in Mike's Point, was the new summer residence of Mr. Watson.
"Freaks of Fortune" by Oliver Optic
Jack was on the point of giving the order to fire, when who should jump up on the bulwarks of the stranger but Paddy Adair.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
He saw that Catherine was constantly on the point of blaming, and Rose constantly on the point of rebelling.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Uncle Tom said that he was on the point of sailing to look for us.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Rome, Georgia, an important point on the railroad from Chattanooga to Atlanta, was its objective point.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Her mouth was puckered as if just on the point of weeping, and a cloth was bound about her forehead.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He was on the point of tacking when he heard the call.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
The two boats from the wreck had made a landing on a point near the conic rock on the ledge.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
The interest will depend very largely on the rapidity and variety with which the leader calls the various points of the compass.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Two shots were fired from the Valley City, one to the right and the other to the left of the house on the point.
"Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy" by John M. Batten
I spell down river near the rapids on the point where the tepee-poles are.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
On the 12th this point was captured by Wolfe at the head of his gallant Fraser's and flank companies, with but little loss.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
On one point on which he had been very anxious to say a word or two, he had been unable to introduce the slightest hint.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
We must insist on the point.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Serenity on the point lasted exactly thirty years.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
But Verdun stood, and General Joffre held the two armies back to back, converging on the point at Verdun.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
On the 28th they directed infantry attacks against various points and gained more trenches.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"

In poetry:

And, perching on the point above
Wherefrom the pennon blows,
The figure of a flying dove,
And in her beak a rose.
"A Sunset Fantasy" by Victor James Daley
And on I walked, though dark the night,
Nor rose his orb by day;
As one who by a surer guide
Was pointed out the way.
"The Light from Within" by Jones Very
And sculpture finds in your soft chin,
And painting in your cheek
The eternal rose of mystery
Ever on point to speak.
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
They rowd her in a pair o' sheets,
And towd her o'er the wa':
But on the point of Gordon's spear
She gat a deadly fa'.
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
"Lo, in the coming time, they yet
Will point it out to men,
When God Himself set down His foot
On moor and in the glen.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
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

In news:

First there was Merriman's Kapalua, out on the point of Maui's Kapalua Bay.
I wouldn't attempt — at this point anyway — to throw a spotlight on real issues in the race for four seats on the Henderson City Commission.
George Porter Jr and the Runnin Pardners and SMP Sound Man will perform tonight from 6 to 9 at the free Wednesdays on the Point summer concert series.
The free Wednesdays on the Point concert is tonight.
Wednesdays on the Point in Algiers to offer 4th of July concert tonight.
Sunpie Barnes to bring zydeco to Wednesdays on the Point in Algiers tonight.
Arts on the Point 's latest sculpture is the artist's tribute to Van Gogh.
Mark di Suvero's sculpture "Sunflowers for Vincent" is the latest public art added to UMass-Boston's Arts on the Point collection.
The 7-ton piece was installed on the Columbia point campus on December 15.
Courtesy of Keith I Marszalek See Amanda Shaw at Wednesdays on the Point on August 5.
The Wednesdays on the Point summer outdoor concert series in Algiers Point has announced its lineup, with acts ranging from Amanda Shaw to Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience.
Rigdon's on the Point .
Surfing on the Point Click to enlarge.
Adam Lambert performed an acoustic set for an intimate crowd of fans on The Point Sound Stage Friday.
It's Latin Night tonight at Wednesdays on the Point in Algiers.

In science:

The GH phase in the vicinity of the quantum critical point is controlled by a line of fixed points; each point on this line is characterized by some constant P0 (which depends on the strength of disorder W ).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
We shall denote by g · q := Ψ(g, q) the action of the element g ∈ G on the point q ∈ Q.
Symmetry breaking for toral actions in simple mechanical systems
Dirac mass on the point 1, and dx Lebesgue’s measure on R.
Limit law of the standard right factor of a random Lyndon word
This is trivial for a process with a uniform lower bound (4) on the point density.
Mott law as lower bound for a random walk in a random environment
Now distribute some finite number of bugs arbitrarily on the points.
Goldbug Variations
Choose an ordering on the points of P ′′, uniformly at random from all N ! possible such orderings.
Gaussian limits for random measures in geometric probability
Let us consider a function f defined on the points of a lattice of index n given in Fig. 1, i.e. f (n).
Multiple-scale analysis of discrete nonlinear partial difference equations: the reduction of the lattice potential KdV
The proof is based on the point of view of the particule.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
To prove the sufficiency we explicitly construct (following the ideas of ) a max-stable random vector ξ such that the corresponding norm coincides with the values of h on the points from M .
Convex geometry of max-stable distributions
The on-line nearest-neighbour graph (or ONG for short) is constructed on n points arriving sequentially in Rd by connecting each point to its nearest neighbour amongst the preceding points in the sequence.
Limit theory for the random on-line nearest-neighbour graph
We condition on the realization on the points (ai )i∈I c, as well as on the subspace EI := span(ai )i∈I .
Beyond Hirsch Conjecture: walks on random polytopes and smoothed complexity of the simplex method
The main assumptions on the point process are as follows.
Isoperimetric inequalities and mixing time for a random walk on a random point process
The effect can be described by a DC-offset in the central point of the measured antenna map, i.e. some saturation on the point with the highest intensity.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Our approach is purely probailistic, it is based on good properties of the local time of the random walk which is the amount of time the walk spends on the points of the lattice.
Sinai's walk: a statistical aspect
Our proof is based on the results of [Andreoletti(2005) ], in particular in a weak law of large number for the local time on the point of localization of the walk.
Sinai's walk: a statistical aspect