argue the point


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argue the point

To argue or debate a specific side or perspective of an issue at hand, often more for the sake of argument than a genuine attempt to persuade the opposing side. I know it is generally accepted that the book's story is a metaphor for capitalism, but I'd like to argue the point that the whole work is actually a satire. I'm not going to argue the point with you, Alex. We just don't see eye to eye.
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But you would be in a better position to argue the point if you had been forthright in the first place.
He added that if somebody is trying to argue the point that Playboy is pornography, then you probably shouldn't be showering or going to a museum where there's nude art, saying it's very hypocritical.
Most experts would argue the point that if you remove players with a collective market value of more than pounds 100million from your team it generally tends to weaken it.
I would not normally argue the point but I need my licence and no criminal record for work.
Unfortunately for her embarrassment quota, she had me with her: somebody who was prepared to argue the point with a very, very large bouncer on the door of this newly-opened establishment.
He added, 'If they are not prepared to do that and they want to argue the point, then I have to start down the road of investigating myself.
Rather than argue the point, Andrews resigned as secretary and, since there were sufficient delegates present from CANAAC to form a quorum, his resignation was accepted and Dr.
When you receive a particularly negative response, such as "Doctors should never be sued," take the opportunity to draw in other jurors to argue the point for you.
But it will be a surprise if any track in these days of wall-to-wall racing comes out and publicly announces that this race-wrecker is not welcome as there just isn't the time or inclination for them to argue the point.
The 37-year-old American claims her bizarre talons bring her good luck and it is hard to argue the point.
It would be difficult to argue the point with Aziz, and I didn't try.
But, as Robert Epstein of San Diego State University told Congressional Quarterly magazine, "There's going to be a day when a philosopher who has doubts [about a machine's intelligence] is going to argue the point with a machine, and that's when the argument will be over.
Rather than argue the point, he asked me the same question back.
If you believe you are right, don't be afraid to argue the point.
But I wouldn't argue the point with Anna's boyfriend .