To give points

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To give points In games of skill, to equalize chances by conceding a certain advantage; to allow a handicap.
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Quotations

  • John S. Caldwell
    John S. Caldwell
    “The point to remember is what government gives it must first take away”

Usage

In literature:

The following extracts from two letters of a teen age superintendent give point to this idea.
"The Boy and the Sunday School" by John L. Alexander
But Miss Levison was so far incapable of giving evidence as to be lying at the point of death with brain fever.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Thirdly, it is a vital point to give your boys interesting pursuits.
"The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons" by Ellice Hopkins
It gives me the fidgets in my shoe-points to see you!
"The Brownies and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He next pointed to the dead body, and seemed to be giving orders concerning it.
"The Knight of the Golden Melice" by John Turvill Adams
Please give your order to point me again.
"The Treasury of Ancient Egypt" by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
There are many other points to which I should like to refer, and many players to whom I should like to give a word of warning.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, April 21, 1920" by Various
But he had a right to give what he chose: and his preface has points of the very highest value.
"Matthew Arnold" by George Saintsbury
But I had a great turn for disputing, and was not at all inclined to give up my point.
"Melchior's Dream and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
It was but a brief task for Jacob, who was a good marksman, to point his rifle through the window and give her its contents.
"Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories" by M. T. W.
Zoroaster, he thought, would be able to give him advice upon this point, which would be good.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
From the disciplinary point of view, the study of history is supposed to give one the mastery of a special method of reasoning.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
Pointing to the ships, they seemed to say that they should anchor there, that they might give them all they had in the island.
"The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea" by George Collingridge
If Rod 3 takes the shear, it must give it back to the concrete beam from the point of its full usefulness to the support.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
But let him get a whiff of it and he can give instantly a pretty shrewd guess as to these points.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The wisest thing to do, from my own point of view, would be to give myself up.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Andrey, giving an order for the boat to rise slowly, returned to his observation point.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
What is astounding is the means he chose to give point to his ridicule.
"The Youth of Goethe" by Peter Hume Brown
Adding 52 more gives 260 and brings us back to 1 Caban, our starting point.
"Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices" by Cyrus Thomas
If the post pointed out the road to the liberty that God gives, we might try it.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
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In poetry:

Christ is the Balm of Gilead, only found
Of force to close each widely-gaping wound,
Which Satan gives, with his sin-pointed dart,
To each bad conscience, and polluted heart.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb’s great bridal feast of bliss and love.
"Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face" by Horatius Bonar
An hour had brought us many a mile
And then, as closed the day,
The savage pointed with a smile,
To where my Station lay:
“There! give to me the knife,” said he,
“And let me go my way.”
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
I've been too mean to tell it! I've been so hard, you see,
And full of pride, and--onry--now there's the word for me--
Just onry--and to show you, I'll give my history
With vital points in question, and I think you'll all agree.
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Big South member High Point is giving Allan Chaney a second chance to play basketball.
His vantage point gives him panoramic views of the goings-on at the party and easy access to the poolside bunnywalks.
But they DO sound really good…just to point that out and to give you a taste of what to expect when they hit the stage on July 26th at Cheyenne Frontier Days.
The "point of distribution" locations have been open since 9 am to give out emergency supplies.
"That's $5 trillion that all the studies point out will in fact give another $250,000 a year" to wealthy families and "raise taxes for people who are middle income with a child by $2,000 a year.
Instructor Nancy Malleo, right, gives a stand-up paddleboarding lesson to Heather Grant-Minchen at Dana Point Harbor.
Give him a chance, and Fred Dacimo will try to convince you that the Indian Point 2 nuclear plant is not so bad.
It's just one more recent sign pointing to Oracle giving up the PeopleSoft pursuit.
Google revised the document it will give prospective investors yesterday, to state even more pointedly that the unusual auction process for its initial stock sale could cause its shares to fall after the offering.
Here's the lowdown on what to give the happy couple and at what price point.
Suzy Singh joins us each week to give us a Master Chef update from your unique point of view.
This will give us a starting point to see if this works in Los Angeles.
Connie Mack IV gives his concession speech to US Sen Bill Nelson on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero.
Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.
94.3 The Point invites you to join our Research Panel and give us feedback on our music and programming.
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In science:

To give another important example of a groupoid, let X be a path-connected topological space and let {Pi }i∈I be a discrete set of points in X .
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
To each point p of Z3 one can therefore give a value (multiple of i) which corresponds to the distance between a fixed origin point and the orthogonal pro jection of p onto the (1, 1, 1) axis.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The points were chosen to give a variety of potential SUSY signatures.
The CMS High Level Trigger
This new point of view enables us to give Maker a winning strategy using Theorem 5, which is a criterion for CutBreaker’s win.
Positional games on random graphs
By hypothesis there is an isolated point in V 0 (a∗ωX ⊗ L), so Corollary 6.5 applies to give Y = A.
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
This is shown in where it is used to give an alternative proof of multisummability of series solutions of meromorphic ODEs, closer to the cohomological point of view of Ramis and Sibuya. (ii) More general multisummability is described by Ecal le , al lowing, among others, for stronger than power-like acceleration.
Topological construction of transseries and introduction to generalized Borel summability
This set Lγ n is fundamental for our result, we notice that it depends only on the tra jectory of the walk and more especially of its local time: Lγ n is the set of points for which we are able to give an estimator of the the random potential.
Sinai's walk: a statistical aspect
At this point we need to give some properties of a class of real functions.
Local functional principal component analysis
For each point we have numerically optimized λT to give the maximum fidelity.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
The point thus amounts to giving a description of the boundary condition induced by the rest of the factor graph.
On the freezing of variables in random constraint satisfaction problems
The aim of this section is to give a characterization of the support of an invariant measure of a Markov chain generated by contracting transformations in terms of fixed points of these transformations.
Lingering random walks in random environment on a strip
The construction was extended to give the invariants [HFK(Y , K ), HFK− (Y , K ) for null-homologous knots K ⊂ Y via doubly pointed Heegaard diagrams.
Transversely non simple knots
Our goal is to give first a point value characterization of generalized pseudo-Riemannian metrics.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
It does not seem to be possible, however, to give a simple explanation of the factorization (7.3) in Conjecture 1 from this point of view.
Nonrational conformal field theory
Based in this scaling behaviour we are able to give a theoretical prediction for the slope of q1 at the critical point, l = 0.
On the number of $k$-cycles in the assignment problem for random matrices
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