- A tiny dot or point: a pinpoint of light from a flashlightMore example sentences
- In the middle of the blackness, there was a tiny pinpoint of light.
- As the woman made to get off the boulder she was perched upon, a tiny pinpoint of yellow light flashed upon the horizon, something which was almost invisible.
- She felt a warm dot on her forehead, like a tiny pinpoint of light.
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- 1Absolutely precise; to the finest degree: this weapon fired shells with pinpoint accuracyMore example sentences
- The steering was absolutely pinpoint precise, and in the slalom test you could slide by the cones with an inch to spare very easily.
- Its metaphors will give a detailed map of the mind and often pinpoint precise reasons for problems experienced.
- Hamelin's pinpoint accuracy and sure-handed excellence continued in this contemplative, sprawling piece.
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- Find or locate exactly: one flare had pinpointed the target • figurative it is difficult to pinpoint the source of his life’s inspirationMore example sentences
- As it turns out, Norm's palate was unfailing, and he had accurately pinpointed the source of his starter.
- So Mum told her about the pages from the phone book found beside each murder victim, seemingly pinpointing the identity of the killer's next target.
- Speaking at the scene, he said new information about the location of the youth's body had been received, pinpointing the two possible spots.