point man

Definitions

  • Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the same location
    Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the same location
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n point man a soldier who goes ahead of a patrol
    • n point man someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise "he is the president's point man on economic issues"
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Quotations

  • J. August Strindberg
    J.%20August%20Strindberg
    “A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    Desiderius%20Erasmus
    “It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.”
  • Graham Greene
    Graham%20Greene
    “Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.”
  • Martin Luther
    Martin%20Luther
    “You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
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    “Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. that's not the place to become discouraged.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says it.”

Usage

In literature:

I pointed at it and I suppose that old man inside saw me pointing.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
He was on the point of exposing this cheap bit of knavery when the young man glanced in his direction.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
You point your finger at a man and pull this trigger.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
If you will come upstairs, I'll point out the very spot where the old man sat when he was writing it.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
Then, as the man pointed to them with his chained hands, he flung them into the sea.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
He pointed to some Indian children, who had a white elk-horn, like a dwarf white man, stuck up in the sand to throw stones at.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
Butters sent the command down the line from man to man till it reached the thirtieth man, who led the file to the point.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
At the end of the corridor the man opened a door and pointed in.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
From that point on, discipline has little part in alerting the man or in furthering the building of his moral power.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
But the point is this: every man in khaki thought intensely of some one girl.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
But the man point the raven's wing at him, and Thunder fall back on his bed and shiver.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
In any case he was strongly attracted to the man from a strictly human point of view.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
As she rose the old man pointed a portentous finger.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
His Excellency walked with a man's stride and gave the impression of being careless in dress, whereas, in fact, he always was perfect in his points.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Man of sin points out the intensity of the person in wickedness.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
But white cannot move a man for five from the black's ace-point, because the six-point in that table is blocked.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
In point both of talent and renown, Bouille was the first man in the army as the emigration had left it.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Somers had found the vulnerable point in his armor of reserve, but, like the sensible man he was, he kept his own counsel.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The point is worth an effort of comprehension; a man's life may yet depend upon it.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Upon all points of blood and connexion he is a completely altered man.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

"I think I see a point we've missed,
And that suggests a plan."
At length said I, the Fed'ralist,
To Me, the States' Rights man.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
It is easy to sit in the sunshine
And talk to the man in the shade;
It is easy to float in a well-trimmed boat,
And point out the places to wade.
"Preaching Vs. Practice" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
His fell pursuer, man, with anxious eye,
Follows resolv'd--his pointed spike in hand;
His haggard air seems with the scene to vie,
Nobly forlorn, and desolately grand.
"The Hunter of The Alps" by Charlotte Dacre
"You that stand by," he saith, and cowers—
"Man, or Angel, to guard the dead
With shadowy spear, and a brow that lowers,
And wing-points reared in the gloom o'erhead.—
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
PART II.
To mark th' unwearied flight of rolling years:
The vanities of life; the wastes of time;
To point Man's happiest hopes; to alarm his fears;
The Muse again awakes the moral rhyme.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
Though nice and dark the point appear,
(Quoth RALPH) it may hold up and clear.
That sinners may supply the place Of suff'ring Saints is a plain case.
Justice gives sentence many times
On one man for another's crimes.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto II" by Samuel Butler

In news:

Man points gun at pregnant woman for smoking cigarette.
0 Lakers big man Pau Gasol is averaging 12.6 points and shooting only 42% this season.
Lakers big man Pau Gasol is averaging 12.6 points and shooting only 42% this season.
A Memphis judge ruled last week that a man's decision to point a leaf blower at a woman may have constituted criminal assault against her.
Defiance man takes "24-point" buck.
MANKATO — A Mankato man who robbed a cab driver at knife point in December has been sentenced to 42 months in prison.
One of the two males who came up to him pointed a handgun at the man and demanded money.
Police say the man pointed a gun at the woman, stealing her car.
Toppenish Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed someone of their car at gun point.
The 19-year-old chased after a man who was believed to have just robbed a nearby restaurant at knife point.
Police in Gainesville have arrested a man they say was sitting in downtown Gainesville pointing a pellet gun at black people so they would not mess with them.
One candidate in the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District is pleased with the results from a Siena Research Institute poll released earlier this week, and it's not the man with the 13-point lead.
38-year-old Britt Bones of Eagle Point and another Oregon man were arrested after a drug dog alerted Nebraska State Patrol officers to the smell of drugs.
Obama's Union Point Man NLRB appointee Richard Griffin is a reward for union bosses.
A Shady Point man is facing charges of second degree rape after he drove four juveniles from Arkansas to Shady Point.
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In science:

The poor-man method to identify point sources is to apply a boxcar filtering to the image and to look for highly deviant small scale fluctuations.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Figure 1. A six-node TWIN MAN: fibre infrastructure (left) is used to create destination rooted trees (right); dashed lines represent the multipoint to point lightpath serving router R1 .
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
The original formulation is due to the statistician Karl Pearson, who, in a brief letter quoted in Nature, 1905, wrote: “A man starts from a point O and walks a yards in a straight line; he then turns through any angle whatever and walks another a yards in a second straight line.
Flying randomly in $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet displacements
At least I do, because I’m an old enough man that I haven’t got to the point that this stuff is obvious to me. ” [9, p.
On the Nature of Reality
It was pointed out that in the spirit of Wheeler’s travelling salesman’s ”practical man’s minimum” length that the Compton scale plays such a role, and that space time is like Richardson’s delineation of a jagged coastline with a thick brush, the thickness of the brush being comparable to the Compton scale.
Space Time as a Random Heap
Michael for very long at that point, and one of the first things I learned was that you should think twice before claiming to prove something in front of a man who encourages postdocs to show that the free energy exists .
My Life with Fisher
Even in log-space the model is more uncertain at lower frequencies, this simply re flects the fact that there are man y more points at high log[ f ] than at low log[ f ].
A simple test for periodic signals in red noise
The matter is that the delay of point C with respect to front A results in the time interval τAC during which the information introduced to the brain does not appear in the consciousness (the man sees a bear but he is not aware of this).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
It was at this point, I think, that I decided this man will be my thesis advisor.
The work of Fred Cohen
The above formula was obtained in the case without critical points by Manning [M]; the present formulation appears in Przytycki [Pr].
Polynomial diffeomorphisms of C^2: V. Critical points and Lyapunov exponents
Smilga among others has pointed out that the physics of the state above and close to Tc is a theoretical “no man’s land” . I share this opinion.
Collective flow and QCD phase transition
The starting point is to rewrite the Manning-Przytycki formula in the light of the formula of Bedford and Smillie.
Continuity of Lyapunov exponents for polynomial automorphisms of $\mathbb{C}^2$
Introduction Many natural and man-made complex systems can be fruitfully represented and studied in items of networks or graphs . A random graph is a collection of points, or vertices, with lines, or edges, connecting pairs of them at random.
Connection probability for random graphs with given degree sequence
As above, define MAn (B (C∗ , N )/C∗ ) as the space of pairs (N -tuple of points, its automorphism of order n).
On the $S_n$-equivariant Euler characteristic of moduli spaces of hyperelliptic curves
Consider a map q : MAn → C∗ , transforming a pair (N -tuple of points, its automorphism h of order n) to h.
On the $S_n$-equivariant Euler characteristic of moduli spaces of hyperelliptic curves
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