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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The point from which any one or anything starts; point of departure.


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  • Especially when you have noticeable differences between cultures, it just seems like a sensible default, a good starting-point, to assume that people are not, on the whole, bovine followers whose base state of comfort is the bliss of ignorance.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • At any rate, the overall picture that emerges from this book of the literary goals and accomplishments of each writer is probably the starting-point from which different pictures might ultimately be portrayed.

    Literary Study

  • What's your usual starting-point for a Winston Breen novel?

    The Big Puzzle Party Wrap-Up!

  • This theory, indeed, seems to be the starting-point of the concept of social value and the main theoretical reason for its introduction; and it helps to set forth all economic phenomena, and especially those of wages and interest, in a very simple manner -- one that is much more lucid and attractive than that derived from an intricate and cumbersome theory of prices. - joseph schumpeter, on the concept of social value1

    Surveys and Happiness, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • What's your usual starting-point for a Winston Breen novel?

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • A lot of this discussion proceeds from the dubious starting-point that ‘Europe’ is a coherent bloc you can oppose to ‘America’.

    Matthew Yglesias » The European Bogeyman

  • Thus, she would tap the western bank directly opposite the starting-point, where she could work up-stream in the slacker flood.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Although this date is often used as the starting-point from which to make a comparison, it is a silly one.

    Recession Dating, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • His next novel, The Master, took as its starting-point Henry James's deep humiliation when the first night of his play Guy Domville was a disaster.

    A life in books: Colm Tóibín

  • It's finally just a convenient starting-point for advancing other agendas.

    Principles of Literary Criticism


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