Stand upon points

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Stand upon points to be over-scrupulous; Strain a point, to go beyond proper limits
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. punctumpungĕre, to prick.

Usage

In literature:

They were standing on deck at a point which was temporarily deserted, and as Tarzan came upon them they were in heated argument with a woman.
"The Return of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
He stands unshook from age to youth Upon one pin-point of the truth.
"Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I don't pretend to know how the point of law may stand, but I'm thoroughly confident upon the point of fact.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
The castles of the Hebrides, many of which are standing, and many ruined, were always built upon points of land, on the margin of the sea.
"A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland" by Samuel Johnson
What she might feel personally would have no effect upon him; she would appeal to him from a different stand-point.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
Upon the point Of the descending steep I stand.
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles, Vol. 1" by William Lisle Bowles
The rock upon which it stands is the highest point in the park.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Its members were pointed out and gazed upon, until one realised one was standing in the garish light of fame.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
He had viewed the situation from his stand-point, however, and had decided upon his course of action.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The peninsula of Gallipoli here runs out to a point, upon which stands a lighthouse.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
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In science:

Let ∆Nt (x) be the number of particles in a volume ∆V (centred at x) at time t: ∆Nt (x) = Z∆V where nt (y ) stands for the density of particles at time It should be mentioned that upon the t at a point y .
Multi-Scaling of Correlation Functions in Single Species Reaction-Diffusion Systems
In turn, in the gravity side, much like in , upon using the appropriate radial coordinate, close to the branes the space develops an AdS4 throat which stands for the IR fixed point.
Baryonic symmetries in AdS_4/CFT_3: an overview
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