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  • n. Plural form of pinprick.

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Examples

  • This is the time when any government of any people, I don't care what it is, which assumes as a policy of its politics the attitude of observer of its obligations to its neighbors, indulging in pinpricks or threats which have no basis except in sound. is doing not only a foolish thing but a criminal thing.

    British and American Relations

  • BLITZER: And the whole issue of swatting at flies, which we heard Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator, the Democrat, saying he doesn't want to hear that anymore, because the only reference to swatting a fly that he knew of was in response to -- the Clinton administration's response to the twin embassy bombings in East Africa, which was sort of described as pinpricks, not very significant.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2004

  • According to Debat, the administration feels that the Iranians are going to react the same no matter how intensively they are bombed, so might as well go beyond "pinpricks" and really zap the hell out of them.

    Why We Cannot - and Will Not - Attack Iran

  • India's neighbours -- especially, India and Pakistan -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday sounded somewhat frustrated by the continuing "pinpricks" from Beijing and Islamabad.

    The Times of India

  • NEW DELHI: India has to take adequate precautions but not give up hope of peaceful resolution of issues with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday in reaction to "pinpricks" by Beijing on Jammu and Kashmir and other issues.

    The Economic Times

  • Monday in reaction to "pinpricks" by Beijing on Jammu and Kashmir and other issues.

    The Times of India

  • India has to take adequate precautions but not give up hope of peaceful resolution of issues with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today in reaction to "pinpricks" by

    Top Headlines

  • Asked about the "pinpricks" from China in the shape of border incursions, issuance of separate visas to Kashmiris, the Dalai Lama and status of Arunachal Pradesh, he replied, "We are indeed concerned about some of these developments."

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • Nothing big, not yet anyway, but the kind of pinpricks that still draw blood.”

    The Flood

  • For their parts, Indo-European languages point to a solid Proto-Indo-European root for star, telling us that speakers of their common ancestor language had enduring conversations about the pinpricks of light that shone down at night on the Eurasian soil they seeded and hoped to harvest.

    The English Is Coming!

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