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the whole point (of something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe whole point (of something)the whole point (of something)PURPOSEused to emphasize the purpose for doing something, especially when you believe this is unclear or has been forgotten I thought the whole point of the meeting was to decide which offer to accept. whole
Examples from the Corpus
the whole point (of something)As the sperm penetrates the egg it obviously adds more genetic material, which of course is the whole point.His real name is Markham-or, as Blue sounds it out to himself, mark him-and that is the whole point.I mean, that was, in a way, the whole point.Well, that was the whole point.Since the whole point of belief is to be true, logical inconsistency in belief defeats the aim of belief.The whole point of coming here was to visit the cathedral.That, remember, is the whole point of female choosiness at leks.Not to know that is to be ignorant of the whole point of the affirmation.
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