case and point

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case and point

  1. common misconstruction of case in point
    • 1948, The American Archivist, page 39:
      A good case and point is in our own State of Delaware.
    • 1997, Romand Coles, Rethinking Generosity: Critical Theory and the Politics of Caritas, page 36:
      The oscillating strategies of annihilation, exclusionary containment, and assimilation with respect to Native Americans provide but one very poignant case and point.
    • 2003, Monica J. Casper, Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics and the Hazards of Modern Life, page 222:
      Information dissemination about the destruction of the Khamisiyah munitions depot in Iraq is a case and point.