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  • adj. Having a direct application to the case or topic under consideration.


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  • A policeman on point duty looked curiously at us as we swept past, and I wondered if he thought I was abducting her.

    Movie Night

  • Did I truly mean to track him to his lair and come up on point all aquiver for advancing Deborah's career?

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • a complete change was wrought in her; rapidly advancing in the interior life, she became a source of edification to the infant community, and, in 1629, when a choice of abbess must be made, her name, conjointly with that of Catharine Gascoigne, was sent to Rome for a dispensation on point of age.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Worst case, she could break into an office and call 911, or just punch it in at the Information Desk at the first floor and pray that somebody at Philly’s Finest was on point and doing his job.

    Surrender the Dark

  • The Reichsführer — the very syllables make the listener tremble — the man who controlled the whole retributive machinery of the Reich, from the humblest policeman on point duty to the 88-mm.



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