argue the point

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But when a man's religion becomes really frantic; when it is a positive torment to him; and, in fine, makes this earth of ours an uncomfortable inn to lodge in; then I think it high time to take that individual aside and argue the point with him.
Anna Maria was about to argue the point, when all at once there began to be other sounds up above--the rasping noise of a saw; and the noise of a little dog, scratching and yelping!
This may not be; cease to argue the point, for I cannot consent.
Alice didn't dare to argue the point, but went on: '--and I thought I'd try and find my way to the top of that hill--'
He did not even have to argue the point that she would be much happier amidst the luxuries of a London apartment, fortified as she would be by both his love and his bank account, than lawfully wed to such a one as her social position warranted.
I wouldn't have minded his criticizing the pictures himself: but I had to agree with him--or else to argue the point, which would have been worse
Moy, to argue the point with you," he said, gently.
said I, putting my small elbows on the table to argue the point.
I would not argue the point, but went and had my supper.
If you were at both checks it will be difficult to argue the point after the event.
The civil liberties brigade may argue the point but any scumbag who invades the home of a pensioner and assaults them deserves everything they get.
Today, we are united in our belief that we should remain in the EU but I have stopped attempting to argue the point with friends who hold an opposite view.