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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 ?
For a tender point to be considered "positive" the subject must state that the palpation was painful.
Although the tender points noted in Figure 1 have been used for diagnosis, many other muscles and soft tissue points can be excessively tender.
Symptoms of both include pain and localized tender points in the muscles, persistent fatigue, abnormal sleep patterns and emotional anxiety or depression.
3) Bengtsson (4) indicated decreases in adenosine triphosphate and phosphocreatine levels and the appearance of ragged red fibers in the tender points of the trapezius muscle of FMS patients.
Mechanical stimuli have been used to evaluate the sensitization of myofascial tissues, such as tender points, work-related myalgia, and fibromyalgia.
According to Katz, fibromyalgia pain may fluctuate, which can affect the number of tender points, and the tender point test did not adequately measure symptom severity or the effectiveness of new treatments.
The tender points -- which are remarkably similar in all people with fibromyalgia--help differentiate this syndrome from other diseases with similar symptoms.
Factors associated with tender point count in Puerto Ricans with fibromyalgia syndrome.
Patients who have an overall symptom burden of 7 or more on the WPI and an SS score of 5 or more or a WPI score of 3-6 and an SS score of 9 or more fell within the fibromyalgia domain, and the scores correlated well with the tender point score on the American College of Rheumatology 1990 classification criteria.
Clinically significant improvements were seen in the tender point index, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, and Beck Depression Inventory compared with baseline.
But the drug provided no significant changes in tender point threshold or relief of depressive symptoms, said Dr.
40-42) As suggested by Wolfe in 1997, "the tender point count functions as a sedimentation rate for distress" in persons with chronic pain.
Improvement was also statistically significant for VAS night pain, Jamar hand-grip strength, total number of Fibromyalgia tender points and the average tender point pain threshold as measured by algometry.
In addition, there was no significant correlation between acne severity and number of tender point (r= -0.
In other words, the practitioner finds a muscle that has a tender point in it close to a patient's symptom (upper trapezius trigger points may cause headaches and neck pain; the piriformis may cause sciatica; the quadratus lumborum for low back pain, etc.