There was no point in working herself up this way.
At some point she fell asleep.
There was no point making an issue of it.
Most girls wanted to be a princess at some point in their youth, though she couldn't specifically remember that wish.
"I get the point," he interrupted brusquely.
This idea that there are a finite number of jobs misses the point entirely of what makes a job.
At least at this point, the old house was paying for itself.
If someone tries to attack you, just point it at them.
From that point on it was a nightmare.
The point is this: GMO crops are everywhere.
The point is that the cost of making almost everything is mostly energy and intellect, not raw materials.
There's no point in making it look any worse than it is.
From that point, medicine would never be the same.
A second method of radical redistribution is to increase marginal tax rates to a point that is confiscatory.
Any teacher of composition knows that he can bring his pupils to the point of writing without errors in syntax or in the choice of words.
At some point, that stopped bugging her and became an attraction.
There was no point moving to Bartlesville now.
I just didn't see any point in spending money on new clothes when my old ones still had a lot of wear in them.
That wasn't the point she was trying to make, but maybe a man would never understand what she was talking about.
Whether you look at a single country over a span of time, or a group of countries at a specific point in history, the result is the same.
To that I must entirely change my point of view and study the laws of the movement of steam, of the bells, and of the wind.
We have reached the point where many items can only be made by robots.
There was no point dwelling on it.
There was no point in arguing the issue.
There's nothing you can do about this and there's no point in burdening you with it.
There was no point in stalling now.
There wasn't anything on that tablet that I didn't already know at that point, though.
There's no point in pushing yourself until you drop.
There was no point in telling them that riding with Bordeaux hadn't been her idea.
An important point to make here is this: Historically, the welfare state only emerges to solve problems that private charities either cannot or will not solve.
The man who has actually paid for his farm with labor on it is so rare that every neighbor can point to him.
Prince Bagration, having reached the highest point of our right flank, began riding downhill to where the roll of musketry was heard but where on account of the smoke nothing could be seen.
But the point is that the count was much annoyed.
At this point, he probably didn't know anyway.
There was no point alarming Connie about her situation, so she didn't mention the conversation with Giddon that had inspired the letter.
The wreaths were so nearly alike that none of those who were with the king could point out any difference.
I daresay if you have purchased anything on Amazon, you have almost certainly, at some point, purchased an additional item Amazon suggested.
This was the Marshal of the Nobility of the district, who had come personally to point out to the princess the necessity for her prompt departure.
In all these cases the conception of freedom is increased or diminished and the conception of compulsion is correspondingly decreased or increased, according to the point of view from which the action is regarded.
As for the drink, there was no point in bringing that up.
Or when he has a wife to point the way.
At one point he splashed through a mud puddle, throwing mud and water all over her.
There was little point in denying her attraction, but he'd best learn to keep his distance.
Dodging cobwebs by the dozens, she pushed on until deciding she had reached a point behind the building.
Come on, I think you've seen enough to convince yourself that I have a valid point when I say it's dangerous to wander in the woods.
Any decision not to become involved with him at this point was posthumous.
At some point, the tears stopped and sleep began.
What's the point of living to a ripe old age if you can't enjoy yourself?
There was no point in freezing her buns off darting across the cold floor to lock the door.
She knew that when she accepted the job so any complaint at this point would be out of line.
When contemplating the future, our only point of reference is present reality.
At this point, if you follow my reasoning, we have established at least the possibility of a bright future.
Additionally, we will at some point in the not-too-distant future have enough biological understanding of the genome and enough computer horsepower to model complex interactions in the body.
Your car, a ball-point pen, your computer, a dolly, and so on.
Here I'll make a point which I believe to be a historic constant and to which we will be returning: If property rights of the rich are respected and tax rates, while high, still allow for indefinite gain, then the rich will keep producing.
At one point, Tiger Woods got a dime for every box of Wheaties cereal with his photo on it, while the farmer was paid only a nickel for the wheat in that same box—and the farmer still made a profit.
At this point, things get harder.
In point #7, war would cost you your foreign customers.
It is difficult to describe my emotions when I stood on the point which overhangs the American Falls and felt the air vibrate and the earth tremble.
I had read many books before, but never from a critical point of view.
It is true that I was familiar with all literary braille in common use in this country--English, American, and New York Point; but the various signs and symbols in geometry and algebra in the three systems are very different, and I had used only the English braille in my algebra.
I always tried to find out what interested her most, and made that the starting-point for the new lesson, whether it had any bearing on the lesson I had planned to teach or not.
Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next the water.
A thermometer thrust into the middle of Walden on the 6th of March, 1847, stood at 32º, or freezing point; near the shore at 33º; in the middle of Flint's Pond, the same day, at 32º; at a dozen rods from the shore, in shallow water, under ice a foot thick, at 36º.
That way we shall be saying there is no God--nothing! shouted Nicholas, banging the table--very little to the point as it seemed to his listeners, but quite relevantly to the course of his own thoughts.
"Si vous envisagez la question sous ce point de vue," * he began, pronouncing French with evident difficulty, and speaking even slower than in Russian but quite calmly.
Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
An elderly sergeant who had approached the officer while he was giving these explanations had waited in silence for him to finish speaking, but at this point, evidently not liking the officer's remark, interrupted him.
Occasionally dressers ran out to fetch water, or to point out those who were to be brought in next.
Whenever I look at my watch and its hands point to ten, I hear the bells of the neighboring church; but because the bells begin to ring when the hands of the clock reach ten, I have no right to assume that the movement of the bells is caused by the position of the hands of the watch.
From that point of view he gazed at the Oriental beauty he had not seen before.
When he had reached this point, Pierre asked the captain whether he understood that.
"And so, brother" (it was at this point that Pierre came up), "ten years or more passed by.
It rises again from the same point as before--Paris.
A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander-in-chief.
The proportion of freedom to inevitability decreases and increases according to the point of view from which the action is regarded, but their relation is always one of inverse proportion.
At this point, abandoning the two fertilized eggs might be a worse sin.
I thought your point was that I was trying to protect you.
They would be there tomorrow night, so there was no point in making the remaining vacation time unpleasant.
This was usually the point at which he carried her to their room.
Would there be a point at which she stopped being surprised by his family?
At some point their marriage had morphed into a family.
There was no point in telling him she had intended to sleep in the car.
If you'll just point the way, I'll be glad to go by myself.
He slung the dishtowel over his shoulder and one long step brought him to a point where she was pinned in the corner of the counter.
It was a point she would have to tactfully convey to Roxanne.
Anyway, my point was that women are expected to do all the things I'm doing on this job.
He had probably reached a point that the ranch and house were too much work.
No point mulling over a decision she had already made.
The main point, however, was that they flew, and flew swiftly, if a bit unevenly, toward the rock for which they had headed.
I include them to point out that history is discontinuous.
Eventually we reach the point where the technology does everything we need it to do.
Our ability to process data, move information, and make things small will progress to a point where they will not be gating factors ever again.
To avoid privacy issues at this point, let's stipulate that everything is recorded only for your future reference.
We won't talk at this point about the distribution of that wealth; that will come later.
And that brings me to my final italicized point: The most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
At that point, people flee the land looking for a better deal.
At some point, the loan is repaid to the local agency and your money comes back to you.
The point is that he went to jail for it.
How could they--they can see and hear, and I suppose they could not understand matters from my point of view....
At this point Helen pressed my hand to stop me.
It is true, on the other hand, that in her descriptions, she is best from the point of view of art when she is faithful to her own sensations; and this is precisely true of all artists.
All very well perhaps from his point of view, but only a little better than the common dilettantism.
I desire to speak impartially on this point, and as one not interested in the success or failure of the present economical and social arrangements.
I have noticed that a portion of Walden which in the state of water was green will often, when frozen, appear from the same point of view blue.
Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?
The story was very pretty and interesting, especially at the point where the rivals suddenly recognized one another; and the ladies looked agitated.
That's not the point, my dear.
"The step must be taken but I cannot, I cannot!" thought Pierre, and he again began speaking about indifferent matters, about Sergey Kuzmich, asking what the point of the story was as he had not heard it properly.
The old prince knew that if he told his daughter she was making a mistake and that Anatole meant to flirt with Mademoiselle Bourienne, Princess Mary's self-esteem would be wounded and his point (not to be parted from her) would be gained, so pacifying himself with this thought, he called Tikhon and began to undress.
All are struck by the justness of his views, but no one undertakes to carry them out, so he takes a regiment, a division-stipulates that no one is to interfere with his arrangements--leads his division to the decisive point, and gains the victory alone.
"Louis XVI was executed because they said he was dishonorable and a criminal," came into Pierre's head, "and from their point of view they were right, as were those too who canonized him and died a martyr's death for his sake.
* "If you regard the question from that point of view."
From her feminine point of view she could see only one solution, namely, for Nicholas to marry a rich heiress.
Incidents were related evidently confirming the opinion that everything was going from bad to worse, but whether telling a story or giving an opinion the speaker always stopped, or was stopped, at the point beyond which his criticism might touch the sovereign himself.
But still he pitied Prince Andrew to the point of tears and sympathized with his wounded pride, and the more he pitied his friend the more did he think with contempt and even with disgust of that Natasha who had just passed him in the ballroom with such a look of cold dignity.
"If there is a point we don't see it, or it is not at all witty," their expressions seemed to say.
To clear up this last point for himself, Prince Andrew, utilizing his position and acquaintances, tried to fathom the character of the control of the army and of the men and parties engaged in it, and he deduced for himself the following of the state of affairs.
But this was only the external condition; the essential significance of the presence of the Emperor and of all these people, from a courtier's point of view (and in an Emperor's vicinity all became courtiers), was clear to everyone.
With Pfuel was Wolzogen, who expressed Pfuel's thoughts in a more comprehensible way than Pfuel himself (who was a harsh, bookish theorist, self-confident to the point of despising everyone else) was able to do.
This general, hating Barclay, rode to visit a friend of his own, a corps commander, and, having spent the day with him, returned to Barclay and condemned, as unsuitable from every point of view, the battleground he had not seen.
Tout vient a point a celui qui sait attendre. * And there were as many advisers there as here..." he went on, returning to the subject of "advisers" which evidently occupied him.
And the point is that we knew whom he had it from.
This was his acknowledgment of the impossibility of changing a man's convictions by words, and his recognition of the possibility of everyone thinking, feeling, and seeing things each from his own point of view.
Natasha smiled and was on the point of speaking.
Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.
"I didn't see any point in telling you," she said.
Would she ever reach the point that she felt comfortable about spending the money he had earned before they met?
Actually, what I said was that no one got to the point that they couldn't use more money.
I don't think it's a gender-based decision - not at this point, anyway.
A scarred tree marked a turning point in the trail, so she slowed down.
The mountain before them was shaped like a cone and was so tall that its point was lost in the clouds.
We are at the point, finally, where we are seeing uses of the Internet that have no offline corollary.
But at a certain point, you don't need any more, and the technology is mature.
We often see other technologies race toward a point and then stop growing along that axis.
Maybe it was inevitable at that point that some spark would set off the powder keg of Europe.
In 1958, an American economist named Leonard Read wrote an essay called "I, Pencil," written from the pencil's point of view, about how no one on the planet knows how to make a pencil.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
My point here is that currently the planet is producing enough food to feed everyone on it.
From our point of view, the job of the plant is to convert sunlight into energy and store that energy in a tasty way; then when we eat the plant, we get that energy.
But I also believe that hunger will end when we decide to end it, not only at the point when we are able to end it.
The point is that it is now illegal in every state, with Louisiana being the last to outlaw it in 2008.
But the point really is different.
Friedman goes on to point out that almost anywhere in the world today, it would be impossible to get away with this fraud.
In point #29, we described how peace is served when mobile devices allow people to organize and communicate in a widely distributed fashion.
At that point, the iffy parts of human history are behind us and it is blue skies and clean sailing ahead.
We are entering a point where technology will change at extreme speeds.
As a historian, I know it has been the vanity of every age to think it represents a high point in history.
So, far from reaching that point the pessimists foretold—where we have exhausted the meager resources of earth and find ourselves dwindling away—something entirely different is happening.
Among the places I visited were West Point, Tarrytown, the home of Washington Irving, where I walked through "Sleepy Hollow."
They were very kind; but I could not help feeling that they spoke more from a business than a humanitarian point of view.
I had had misgivings on this point; but I could not see how we were to help it.
The point of this gold indicator bends over the edge of the case, round which are set eleven raised points--the stem forms the twelfth.
Her mother interfered at this point and showed Helen by signs that she must not touch the bag.
After May, 1890, it was evident to me that she had reached a point where it was impossible to keep from her the religious beliefs held by those with whom she was in daily contact.
I am tempted to reply to such--This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space.
Walden is blue at one time and green at another, even from the same point of view.
As regularity is a prime condition facilitating activity, regularity in his household was carried to the highest point of exactitude.
His fertile mind instantly suggested to him a point of view which gave him a right to despise the adjutant and the minister.
In spite of Prince Andrew's disagreeable, ironical tone, in spite of the contempt with which Rostov, from his fighting army point of view, regarded all these little adjutants on the staff of whom the newcomer was evidently one, Rostov felt confused, blushed, and became silent.
And his fancy pictured the battle, its loss, the concentration of fighting at one point, and the hesitation of all the commanders.
Can you point it out to me?
With a great effort he tried to return to life and to see things from their point of view.
I see no point in telling him.
There was no point in dredging up the past again.
Half way up the steep was a yawning cave, black as night beyond the point where the rainbow rays of the colored suns reached into it.
From that vantage point, if you had tried to look fifty years ahead to what the world would be like in the year 2500 BC, you would have expected very little change.
My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
Every sale from the point the robot was turned on to when the sun finally burns out will be perfectly remembered.
From the letters after the year 1892 I have culled in the spirit of one making an anthology, choosing the passages best in style and most important from the point of view of biography.
It is by a mathematical point only that we are wise, as the sailor or the fugitive slave keeps the polestar in his eye; but that is sufficient guidance for all our life.
But in other directions, even from this point, I could not see over or beyond the woods which surrounded me.
And having got rid of this young man who did not know how to behave, she resumed her duties as hostess and continued to listen and watch, ready to help at any point where the conversation might happen to flag.
Our infantry were stationed there, and at the farthest point the dragoons.
He came to the point at once, treating her ceremoniously.
That might be true, but there was no point in working at becoming a spendthrift simply because he had money.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
From the point of view of the old countess and of society it was out of the question for her to refuse him.
"It's certainly well written," said Tushin, "but that's not the point, Vasili Dmitrich," and he also turned to Rostov.
The counter movement reaches the starting point of the first movement in the west--Paris--and subsides.
At this point the loss of her car was more an inconvenience than anything else.
No student of history would argue this point, regardless of his or her politics.