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sticking-place

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Noun

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sticking-place

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The point at which a process or thing, especially a state of mind or emotion, reaches its greatest strength and remains steadfast; sticking point.
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, act 1, sc. 7,
      But screw your courage to the sticking-place,
      And we'll not fail.
    • 1837, Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, Book 3.I. September,
      Old men, who heard it, will still tell you how the reverberating voice made all hearts swell, in that moment; and braced them to the sticking-place.

References

  • "sticking place" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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