sticking-place love

Definitions

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  • n. The point at which a process or thing, especially a state of mind or emotion, reaches its greatest strength and remains steadfast; sticking point.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The point where anything sticks, stays, or stops; a place of stay.

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Examples

  • Lots of good lines - the reason they stick in the mind is that they are actually memorable images or juxtapositions of words, like the seeds of time, the milk of human kindness, screwing one's courage to the sticking-place, Out, Damned Spot! and Lay On, Macduff!

    March Books 8) Macbeth, by William Shakespeare

  • Coaches must show (and feel) great confidence, like that from Macbeth, "Screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail."

    Ken Adelman: Bard Blog: Sports Mania

  • Coaches must show and feel great confidence, like that from Macbeth, "Screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail."

    Ken Adelman: Bard Blog: Sports Mania

  • There are of a lot of things I've wanted to blog about, but I can't seem to stick my enthusiasm to the sticking-place.

    Ho hum

  • "Next Michele Obama will tell us to screw our courage to the sticking-place."

    Did Sarah Palin just come out in support of the federal marriage amendment?

  • Next Michele Obama will tell us to screw our courage to the sticking-place.

    Did Sarah Palin just come out in support of the federal marriage amendment?

  • He was piloted through devious ways and under strange scaffoldings, to the foot of a steep and very dirty flight of steps -- luckily there were only seven -- at the top of which was dimly visible a door; and at this, having screwed his courage to the sticking-place, he knocked.

    Austin and His Friends

  • The boy, not unnaturally, hung back from such a venture, and before he could screw his courage to the sticking-place they had arrived off a small harbour near Brest, and the French had fired a 'patteroe' for a pilot.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • My aunt too rose from the table with something approaching a smile; and the Squire, screwing his courage to the sticking-place, was following her into the drawing-room, evidently for a private interview, when Cousin Amelia, who seemed to have made up her mind to take bodily possession of him, hurried the visitor off to the billiard-room, there to engage in a match which would probably last till luncheon-time.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • But as he again approached with courage screwed to the sticking-place, a spruce hansom dashed up before him.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 3, March, 1891

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  • "We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail." (Lady Macbeth)
    - William Shakespeare, 'Macbeth'.

    February 4, 2009