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--'
Europeans will better understand his point of view than Americans, poor, benighted provincials, who are denied a true appreciation of caste and of the fact that "the king can do no wrong." 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.
'But what's she to do while we're away?' said I, putting my small elbows on the table to argue the point. 'She can't live by herself.'
I would not argue the point, but went and had my supper.
SEAN CLARE looked to his bench for back up as towering team-mate Uche Ikpeazu ordered him to relinquish penalty duties - and found no one brave enough to help him argue the point.
YOU could maybe argue the point that Jordan Pickford's challenge on Ings was a sending off, especially when you look at Phil Jagielka's dismissal the week before.
Their lawyers will argue the point before the Lord Chief Justice Sir Ian Burnett and two other Appeal Court judges in London on Tuesday.