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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I did not argue the point and continued my journey.
You can argue the point, but American culture has changed by an avalanche of 11 million Hispanic and Asian immigrants.
If Di Canio is a fascist, then I reject his views with a passion, and I am happy to argue the point with him.
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.
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.
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.
If a gassed Kurd wants to call sarin or mustard gas a "weapon of mass destruction," I won't argue the point, nor would I push the issue with someone dying after an attack with militarized anthrax.
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.
I won't argue the point except to say it is clearly a scope of superior quality, but it needs more eye relief for eyeglasses wearers.
If you believe you are right, don't be afraid to argue the point.