Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being pointed; sharpness.
- n. Epigrammatieal smartness or keenness.
- n. The quality of being pointed
- n. the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
- n. the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
- pointed + -ness (Wiktionary)
“It is contrasted with one-pointedness or concentration which along with the physical practice of the asanas (poses), is what yoga is about.”
“Using the Jhanas to guide readers along the path to joy, happiness, equanimity, and one-pointedness, the author provides all of the instruction necessary to utilize meditation as a tool for building a more fulfilling life.”
“Such verdicts did not have an immediate impact, and for a while Arsenal's play was smooth but lacking a contrasting pointedness in the penalty area.”
“I wondered, therefore, if we might see Bonfire Night taking on some of its old pointedness.”
“This limb is called dharana, or “one pointedness of the mind.””
“What he was primarily taught during that phase was concentration practices like yoga and mantras -- repetitive exercises of the body or mind that lead to one-pointedness.”
“It is contrasted with one-pointedness or concentration which along with the physical practice of the asanas poses, is what yoga is about.”
“Many of his own constructions, though nonstandard, actually work well according to the ‘rules’, and have an economy and pointedness that is lost when recast in standard dialect.”
“It's not clear at first why exactly Bart wants revenge, though it's hinted, with increasing pointedness, that it might have something to do with Bart's wife, Mary — which makes it ironic that when Bart and Sam arrive in town, Kimbrough is getting married later that day to local girl Lucy Karen Steele.”
“(This is) the middling (stage of) single-pointedness.”
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