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moment

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score

indicate

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face

beside the point

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on the point of something

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  • on the verge of
  • ready to
  • about to
  • just going to
  • on the brink of
  • just about to
  • all set to

point at or to something or someone

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point of view: opinion

point something or someone out: identify

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point something or someone out: allude to

point something up

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point to something: denote

point to something: refer to

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up to a point

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a sharp or tapered end

a very small mark

a particular portion of space chosen for something

one of the units in a course, as on an ascending or descending scale

a transitional interval beyond which some new action or different state of affairs is likely to begin or occur

a particular interval of time that is limited and often crucial

what a speech, piece of writing, or artistic work is about

the gist of a specific action or situation

a course of reasoning

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an individually considered portion of a whole

to move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

to call or direct attention to something

to mark with punctuation

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point out: to make known or identify, as by signs

point out: to call or direct attention to something

point to: to give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of

point to: to lead to by logical inference

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a brief version of the essential meaning of something

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

the object of an activity

a very small circular shape

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a promontory extending out into a large body of water

a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list

a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect

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an outstanding characteristic

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a linear unit used to measure the size of type

one percent of the total principal of a loan

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a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

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the dot at the left of a decimal fraction

the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip

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a distinguishing or individuating characteristic

the gun muzzle's direction

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indicate a place, direction, person, or thing

be oriented

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direct into a position for use

sail close to the wind

mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

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mark with diacritics

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mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

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be positionable in a specified manner

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intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

indicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle

give a point to

repair the joints of bricks

References in periodicals archive ?
That Lizard's picaresque journey leads him home rather than to new undiscovered lands is beside the point.
His lawyer Steve Berman said: "That's beside the point of the lawsuit, which takes issue with the potential to cause irreparable hearing loss.
The question of who actually contributed to the intellectual soundness of postwar Soviet alternative aesthetics, and then constructed methodologies for its interpretation, is beside the point, for the institutions and individuals who ignored this artwork (if not suppressed it) during the Soviet era are now eager to embrace and rewrite its history.
To pick on the wording of the Declaration is entirely beside the point and can serve little more than to denigrate a crucial idea.
Whether of not this dissent is factually-based is somewhat beside the point.
Still, Cauoette told Screen International, "At one of the American festivals I had some guy bring up the fact that I was gay, which is so beside the point.
How much of this turns into big tourism dollars remains to be seen, but that's beside the point.
But that is beside the point, for, as we shall see, YHWH is intent on the people's having "delight in the Lord," not delight in their own accomplishments.
etc), all of which, in retrospect, seem to me fair but beside the point.
The criminal stories are often simple, but that's almost beside the point.
When Kay says consumers are choosing bottled water over other alternatives such as sodas, he sounds like a tobacco executive asking if it would be better if people smoked crack cocaine instead of cigarettes--it's beside the point.
Indeed, although Altegoer is asking the right kinds of questions concerning what her title calls "the construction of truth in English Renaissance culture," what her work shows is that if one comes to intellectual history equipped with too small a conceptual arsenal any project will seem so limited as to render its very aims rather beside the point.
Whether you are a positive or negative thinker is beside the point.
The fact that some of the leaders of the party have been Brahmins is beside the point.