Beside the point - If something is beside the point, it's not relevant to the matter being discussed or considered.
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Brownie points - If you try to earn Brownie points with someone, you do things you know will please them.
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Case in point - Meaning an instance of something has just occurred that was previously discussed. For instance, a person may have told another that something always happens. Later that day, they see it happening, and the informer might say, 'case in point'.
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Moot point - If something's a moot point, there's some disagreement about it: a debatable point. In the U.S., this expression usually means that there is no point in debating something, because it just doesn't matter. An example: If you are arguing over whether to go the beach or to the park, but you find out the car won't start and you can't go anywhere, then the destination is said to be a moot point.
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Point the finger - When you point the finger at someone, you are accusing and blaming them for something.
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Sticking point - A sticking point is a controversial issue that blocks progress in negotiations, etc, where compromise is unlikely or impossible.
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Tipping point - Small changes may have little effect until they build up to critical mass, then the next small change may suddenly change everything. this is the tipping point.
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In literature:
It was at this point that he stated his opinion of the trustworthiness of garage workmen.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
They run from point to point, from street to street.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
We have been following out an ever-widening environment from point to point, and now we reach the outermost zones.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
From College Point to Bell's Point, sixty miles above New Orleans, the Mississippi runs nearly from west to east.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
Among other points their relations to other races have been much discussed.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
An important relation between velocity and work is here to be pointed out.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
It is only drawing a parallel around the citadel at a more remote point.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
There are two points which follow, as a matter of course.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Such was in point of fact the case with the youth whom we have been describing.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
It begins in a point that is almost a mathematical point, and spreads around this point by concentric waves which go on enlarging.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Circe points out the way to Ulysses; her nature is to point to the Beyond, to which she cannot herself pass.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Then the father pointed to a chair.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
De la Hire, it ought to be pointed out, had noticed this same fact about sixty years earlier.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
We have pointed out how the foci possess a geometrical significance which no other points enjoy.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Lord KITCHENER: Is that the only point or will other points be raised?
"The Peace Negotiations" by J. D. Kestell
Charley pointed far to the south where, half a mile distant, another long point jutted out through the marsh into the river.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
No longer do we hear now of quick, straight, advances from point to point.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Lay {65} this on the bank of the river so one side points to some point on the opposite bank.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Your system of party government has good points, but it has weak points, and the Irish make you feel them.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
One mouth closed to a pointed end that forced its way between the bars.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
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In poetry:
MARIA.
A puppet could be made
To answer in all points your praise of him.
Hath he no substance as of a man?
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
Pointing to his wife and children
While he suffered racking pain,
Said he to our soldiers round him,
"Don't let them be slaves again!"
"Black Tom" by Anonymous Americas
They pointed at him, writhing, drunk
With agony, they wailed his name;
They cursed him. . . . All his hope was shrunk
To nothingness—he was to blame.
"A Preacher" by John Joy Bell
Then will I tell to sinners round,
What a dear Savior I have found;
Iâ€™ll point to Thy redeeming blood,
And say, â€œBehold the way to God.â€
"Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone," by John Cennick
Proof to the rust of time, were his to wield.
He flung
Their sharp keen points with God's own signet seal'd,
While the world's confines with their echoes rung.
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson
Each pointed leaf, with sword-like strength,
Guarding the flower throughout its length
Each sword has won a sweet release
To the flower of beauty and of peace.
"Cedar Mountain" by Annie Adams Fields
In news:
Ron Capps lay awake early Sunday morning analyzing his two-point deficit to Jack Beckman in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car points standings.
Rustler 's Rooste, Pointe Hilton on South Mountain, 7777 South Pointe Parkway West, Phoenix, 431-6474.
Coach Joe Sacco guided the Avalanche to a 19-point improvement (88 points to 69) over last season's total.
Darius Conley scored 15 points and Saint Peter 's rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat Siena 63-58 on Friday night, sweeping the season series.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared more than 170 points after a better-than-expected jobs report, dropped more than 500 points, and has since pared most of its losses.
934 (Previous rank: 755) Compare tool: Sentry Insurance Group vs Top 10 CEO: Dale R Schuh Address: 1800 N Point Dr Stevens Point, WI 54481 Phone: 715-346-6000 Website: sentry .com.
Griffin had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead six players who scored in double figures.
Senior Marshall Wood (front) holds the Rustburg records for points in a game (49) and points in a single season 480.
HIGH POINT, N.C.–Showplace, the showroom building, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in business at the upcoming High Point Market.
RUSS SMITH scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists as No.
James Southerland scored 18 points, Michael Carter-Williams had eight points and a career-high 13 assists, and No.
The Oswego Squirts defeated Camillus 2 5-1, defeated Fulton 4-1, lost to Valley 6-1, and defeated Camillus 1 2-1 to garner a tournament high 12.5 points in the five-point scoring system to advance to the championship.
Looking at the chart above, SSRI 's low point in its 52 week range is $10.06 per share, with $21.07 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $13.94.
Following is a sampling of the race meets and point-to-points scheduled for the spring of 2010.
HIGH POINT, N.C.– Surya announced the winners of a special sales contest at an award ceremony held at High Point Market.
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In science:
Each point represents a point-by-point derivative of the energy which is itself averaged over 0.1 K intervals.
Monte Carlo Simulations of the Random-Field Ising Model
Since T is local, the closure of this T point includes the φ given K point, and so this T point is also in U .
Generic algebras with involution of degree 8m
The spectrum for this is obtained by adding a point at inﬁnity to the spectral cosheaf, over the point at inﬁnity in the 1-point compactiﬁcation of Y .
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
Lemma 7.3 Almost surely, the fol lowing hold: (i) each oriented curve Γ has a starting point s(Γ) ∈ Crit(U ) and a terminating point t(Γ) ∈ U −1{−∞} ∪ Crit(U ); (ii) at any limiting point, the oriented gradient curve Γ is tangent to a straight line passing through that point.
Transportation to random zeroes by the gradient flow
Then, using an arbitrary subset of four points, ﬁnd the point deﬁning a new circumsphere that does not contain any other points, and connect this point to the other four.
QCD, Symmetry Breaking and the Random Lattice
Note that a point belonging to the boundary of G is a point of the frontier of G, however a point of the frontier of G need not be a point of the boundary of G, the latter set being empty for G an open set.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
As mentioned above, Pρ, the Poisson point process with intensity measure ρ, might produce point conf igurations with more than one atom in a single point, in this case in the points of Λ.
Random Cluster Tessellations
If you take some arbitrary simple point process P, e.g. Pλ, the image Pb of P under the mapping b randomly produces point conf igurations with exactly one point in every ε-bal l centred in the lattice points.
Random Cluster Tessellations
Since the point D is directly above point A and the cabin OABCDE is an inertial system, according to our current understanding of inertial systems, it goes without saying that the photon emitted in the vertical direction at point A will reach point D since light travels in straight lines.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
Namely, given a total ordering of the points in S, as s′ we pick the ﬁrst, say, active point and pair it with a point s′′, chosen uniformly at random among all points not in the pairs.
On the largest component of a random graph with a subpower-law degree sequence in a subcritical phase
If b is a point in H (1, x) ∩ ∂X, then there is a sequence bn of points in H (1, x) converging to b, and 2 bd(1, x) − 19δ so by the deﬁnition of Gromov product for boundary points, this implies that (a|b) > 1 for all points a and b in H (1, x).
Random Heegaard splittings
Excursions are the amount of time the walk, starting from a point of the lattice (or a set of points), spends before it returns to this point (or this set of points).
The local time of a random walk on growing hypercubes
Type I and II, any saddle point of F is of Type III and there exists a saddle points of Type III. (3) If F is a closed surface of genus greater than one, then any saddle point of F is of Type III or IV after we eliminated all saddle points of Type I and II.
Waist and trunk of knots
Thus, at ε → 0 in the proper Euclidean geometry the ε-vicinity of the point P is the same point P, whereas in the geometry of Minkowski the ε-vicinity of the point P is the light cone with the vertex at the point P .
General relativity extended to non-Riemannian space-time geometry
Then, the stable ﬁxed point q1 (α) and the unstable ﬁxed point q2 (α) merge at the solid line, and the stable ﬁxed point q3 (α) and the unstable ﬁxed point q2 (α) merge at the dashed line, both of which correspond to sadd le-node bifurcations .
A universal form of slow dynamics in zero-temperature random-field Ising model
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