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This is the first and principal point at which we can stanch the wastage of teaching energy that now goes on.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
His also was the intellectual point of view, and the intellectual interest in knowledge and its deductions.
THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
Judged from this point of view only, the elasticity provided by the new law is doubtless adequate.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Beside her was a box of bonbons, which she held out at intervals to Madame Ratignolle.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There were other children beside, and two nurse-maids followed, looking disagreeable and resigned.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
That is the only point in which one sees Liszt's sense of his own greatness; otherwise his manner is remarkably unassuming.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
The experience of the Jesuit fathers at Port Royal is related at length, from their own point of view.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
A colossal steam "traveller" had ceaselessly carried great blocks of stone and long steel girders from point to point.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO BESIDE THE POINT

  • avoidable
  • beside the point
  • dispensable
  • expendable
  • futile
  • inessential
  • irrelevant
  • needless
  • nonessential
  • optional
  • uncalled-for
  • unimportant
  • unneeded
  • unrequired
  • useless
  • worthless
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