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Point up   /pɔɪnt əp/   Listen
Point up

verb
1.
Emphasize, especially by identification.






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"Point up" Quotes from Famous Books



... had rained hard. A good watering for the garden means about two quarts of water to every square foot in your plots. Don't be afraid of the water. Your plants will do so much better for it. But don't spray them too heavily, so the dirt is washed away. Let the hose point up in the air, and then the drops ...
— Daddy Takes Us to the Garden - The Daddy Series for Little Folks • Howard R. Garis

... always in French to a foreigner, as she would willingly do, tries in vain to talk Italian; and having asked you thus, alla capi? which means ha ella capita? laughs at herself for trying to toscaneggiare, as she calls it, and gives the point up with no cor altr. that comes in at the end of every sentence, and means non occorre altro; there is no more occurs ...
— Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I • Hester Lynch Piozzi

... water, as the wave passes it, oscillates, as we have learned, up and down. If, then, this oscillation be a sufficient origin of wave-motion, each distinct particle of the wave m n ought to give birth, to a series of circular waves. This is the important point up to which I wish to lead you. Every particle of the wave m n does act in this way. Taking each particle as a centre, and surrounding it by a circular wave with a radius equal to the distance between m n and m' n', the coalescence ...
— Six Lectures on Light - Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873 • John Tyndall



Words linked to "Point up" :   stress, emphasise, accent, emphasize, accentuate, punctuate



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