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  • noun Plural form of flashpoint.


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  • Mpumalanga, Umbumbulu and Lindelani, as well as hostels, were also identified as flashpoints in the Durban area.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • A joint security staff meeting on Saturday would discuss the details of intensifying the fight against crime in "flashpoints".

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1995

  • Black areas that were "flashpoints" for crime now had insufficient resources and this was being corrected.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1994

  • Last night, Mr Rudd told the RSL that the Asia-Pacific region was so dynamic and included so many "flashpoints" that Australia could not bank on never-ending regional co-operation.

    Australian Politics 2008

  • This suggestion may seem harmless at first glance but it has lead to various "flashpoints" of disagreement between biblical scholarship and conservative evangelical scholarship.

    Scotteriology 2008

  • "flashpoints", sufficient security and logistical preparations had been made to ensure a safe and trouble-free election day.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2000

  • Included in the eventual list of 81 Tories who rebelled were stalwarts such as Cash, but also new boys such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, and their impromptu axis will probably reform as more European flashpoints appear on the horizon.

    EU referendum: voting split returns to haunt Tories 2011

  • One of the biggest flashpoints was over the use of negative campaigning by super-political action committees, groups of supporters supposedly independent of the candidate, often with millions of dollars their disposal.

    Romney rattled by Republican rivals 2012

  • Everything from whose turn it is to walk the thing (mine, usually) to whose bright idea it was to get one in the first place (not mine, never), the very presence of a dog in one's home is, to me at least, little more than a joyless series of flashpoints to be circumnavigated until those 12.8 years are up.

    Till dog do us part 2012

  • Both governments are now competing to grant lucrative mining concessions in areas that have been past flashpoints.

    'Green peacemaking' needed on Latin America's environmental disputes 2011


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