Definitions

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  • v. To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
  • v. To tell, remind, indicate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make or write a comment on
  • v. present and urge reasons in opposition
  • v. point out carefully and clearly

Etymologies

From point and out. Instead of pointing to a particular thing, the term implies pointing to one particular thing out of several similar things, or to a thing in a scene where it might not be readily seen. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The least I could do was send a card for your 70th birthday, however over30 years on from the pathetic TV broadcast when you fooled everyone by claiming to have walked upon the Moon, I would like to point out that you, and the other astronauts, are making yourselfs sic a worldwide laughing stock, thanks to the Internet.

    First Man

  • I have to say I shall take part ownership for the initial error of going over the bridge, HOWEVER, when we started to get towards the port and the footpaths ran out, I did point out to Ray Mears that I wasn't sure if people were really meant to be going down there as if they had wanted us to walk down there surely they would have provided a footpath/sidewalk.

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  • Much of the press later got it wrong when it claimed I called the Soviets liars and cheaters, failing to point out that I was simply quoting what the Russians themselves had said.

    An American Life

  • You could also point out that most of these attributes are ones that you also saw in Chou En-Lai.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Even in the event of God decreeing, out of his own free volition, the rehabilitation of man, theologians point out other means besides Redemption, v.g. Divine condonation pure and simple on the sole condition of man's repentance, or, if some measure of satisfaction was required, the mediation of an exalted yet created interagent.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • But I will point out a few less intimate experience-enhancing personal strategies that will sharpen your skills as an experiential marketer.

    Experiential Marketing

  • I took my left hand from the steering wheel to point out a flock of egrets flying just outside the driver's-side window and the Cadillac veered off the road.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Moreover, they point out that Gonzalez was not an Æquiprobabilist, but a Probabiliorist of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • St. Thomas maintained that a precept does not bind except through the medium of knowledge: "Unde nullus ligatur per praeceptum aliquod nisi mediante scientia illius" ( "De Veritate", Q. xvii, a. 3); and Probabilists are accustomed to point out that knowledge implies certainty.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Harry is at pains to point out that he hated swearing and punished anyone he heard blaspheming on his boats.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

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