cardinal point

  1. One of the four principal directions on a compass (north, south, east, or west).

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How to use cardinal point in a sentence

  • The cardinal point in Holbach's philosophy is an inexorable materialistic necessity.

    Baron d'Holbach | Max Pearson Cushing
  • But, Mr. President, the Constitution has not left this cardinal point without full and explicit provisions.

  • Two stood at each cardinal point and each one grasped a sapling which he held over his upturned mouth, as if about to swallow it.

  • A cardinal point of difference is well illustrated by Esperanto.

    International Language | Walter J. Clark
  • He never could satisfy himself about leaving out or finishing this cardinal point.