Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place, person, or thing at or about which persons rally, or come together for action.
“As a result, they were unable to reach the symbol Uhuru Park rallying-point.”
“Hougomont injured, La Haie – Sainte taken, there now existed but one rallying-point, the centre.”
“As we have already said, Corinthe was the meeting-place if not the rallying-point, of Courfeyrac and his friends.”
“I continue to hope that the discussion of the Covenant before, during and beyond Lambeth will give us a positive rallying-point.”
“The nucleus of strength first gained becomes a rallying-point, round which the rest of the world will gladly congregate.”
“As Comte says, it furnished a provisional rallying-point for efforts the most divergent, without requiring the sacrifice of any points of essential independence, in such a way to secure for a body of incoherent speculation an external look of system.”
““Ah, mademoiselle, the rostrum is today the greatest theatre of the world; it has succeeded the tournaments of chivalry, it is now the meeting-place for all intellects, just as the army has been the rallying-point of courage.””
“But if they had begun with us while the power of the allies was still intact, and we might have afforded a rallying-point, they would not so easily have mastered them.”
“The blow was not altogether unexpected, for Mr. Arundell had been ill for some time; but it was none the less severe, for she had always been devotedly attached to her father, and his house had been made a rallying-point for them when they were wont to return home.”
“It is that the former have a rallying-point and that the latter have none.”
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