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Definition where things come together — especially a point in time with a critical event
  • At such junctures she always had an impulse to leave.
junctures = points in time and circumstances
  • At that juncture I didn't know what to do.
  • juncture = point in time and circumstances
  • At this juncture, Armstrong felt what was needed was a man of action.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • juncture = important point in time
  • So it is not surprising to find that so many accusations against people are in the handwriting of Thomas Putnam, or that his name is so often found as a witness corroborating the supernatural testimony, or that his daughter led the crying-out at the most opportune junctures of the trials...
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • junctures = points in time
  • All we can do at the present juncture is to consider what measures we can take for communicating with the mainland for help, and in the event of help being delayed (as is only too possible given the state of the weather) what measures we must adopt to ensure our safety.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • juncture = point in time
  • Carlo, you have brought this church to a disastrous juncture.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • At this juncture Ralph had the happy idea of proposing to Isabel that she also, under his own escort, should make a pilgrimage to Rome.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Fatality has points of juncture where innocence itself is stamped with crime by the gloomy law of the reflections which give color.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Henchard went away, thinking that perhaps there was nothing significant after all in Farfrae's look at Elizabeth-Jane at that juncture.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • They were digging on a little rise, north of the juncture of where Salt Creek joined the Powder River.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Yes, I think that we should be more useful there at the present juncture.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • At this juncture a considerable noise of voices is heard in the hall.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The following facts should be taken into account at this juncture.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • We hitand-run each other at odd junctures, off hours.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Eventually, we faced three small valleys that led to a common juncture at the town of Janostelek.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She nuzzled her way into the juncture of his collarbone and shoulder.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The legs and the very thighs with them so stuck together, that in short while the juncture made no sign that was apparent.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Marten stood beside her, a heavy, dis-turbing hand near the juncture of her white shoulder and white neck, smiling on them both.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The juncture was favorable.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • That the unhappy event which has been narrated could not have happened at a worse juncture was but too true.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd

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