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I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return.
Cobie Smulders

Meaning of "point of no return" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POINT OF NO RETURN

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POINT OF NO RETURN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Point of no return is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POINT OF NO RETURN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Point of no return

The point of no return is the point beyond which one must continue on one's current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous. A particular irreversible action can be a point of no return, but the point of no return can also be a calculated point during a continuous action.

Definition of point of no return in the English dictionary

The definition of point of no return in the dictionary is a point at which an irreversible commitment must be made to an action, progression, etc. Other definition of point of no return is a point in a journey at which, if one continues, supplies will be insufficient for a return to the starting place.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POINT OF NO RETURN

point defect
point duty
point estimate
point group
point guard
point lace
point man
point of honour
point of inflection
point of order
point of reference
point of sale
point of view
point off
point out
point source
point system
point the bone
point the finger at

WORDS THAT END LIKE POINT OF NO RETURN

at every turn
by return
carriage return
compound annual return
day return
earth return
income tax return
internal rate of return
nil return
nonreturn
on the turn
prereturn
rate of return
return
sale and return
sale or return
tax return
the point of no return
to a turn
VAT return

Synonyms and antonyms of point of no return in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «point of no return» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POINT OF NO RETURN

Find out the translation of point of no return to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of point of no return from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «point of no return» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不归路
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto de no retorno
570 millions of speakers

English

point of no return
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नहीं लौटने की बात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نقطة اللاعودة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

точка невозврата
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto de não retorno
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোন রিটার্ন পয়েন্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

point de non retour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Titik tidak ada pulangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Punkt ohne Wiederkehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

復帰不能点
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

돌아올 수없는 지점
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Titik ora bali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điểm không trở lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இல்லை திரும்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाही परतावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dönüşü olmayan nokta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto di non ritorno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

punkt bez powrotu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

точка неповернення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

punct fără întoarcere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σημείο χωρίς επιστροφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

punt van geen terugkeer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

punkt utan återvändo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

point of no return
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of point of no return

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POINT OF NO RETURN»

The term «point of no return» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.348 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POINT OF NO RETURN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about point of no return

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3 QUOTES WITH «POINT OF NO RETURN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word point of no return.
1
Pier Luigi Bersani
I reiterate that the rigor and credibility brought to the world by Monti's government are for us a point of no return.
2
Tom Hiddleston
I don't think anyone, until their soul leaves their body, is past the point of no return.
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Cobie Smulders
I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POINT OF NO RETURN»

Discover the use of point of no return in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to point of no return and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Point of No Return
Since his father was not a financial or social success, Charles Gray was determined to become a prosperous and prestigious business executive
John Phillips Marquand, 1985
2
Point of No Return
Originally published in 1948, this powerful novel follows a U.S. Army infantry battalion in Europe through the last months of the Second World War—through the Battle of the Bulge, the Allied sweep across Germany, and the discovery of the ...
Martha Gellhorn, 1995
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Climate Change: The Point of No Return
There is no doubt: climate change is happening and mankind is increasingly influencing the climate.
Mojib Latif, Klaus Wiegandt, 2009
4
Point of No Return
An American boy and a warlord's engaged daughter have disappeared—together—in an Eastern European border country.
Susan May Warren, 2011
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Point of No Return (Mills & Boon Love Inspired Suspense) ...
An American boy and a warlord's engaged daughter have disappeared - together - in an Eastern European border country.
Susan May Warren, 2012
6
Linden's Last Life: The Point of No Return Is Just the Beginning
Just as down-and-out Linden Kozlowski is about to end it all, hes intercepted by a monk who convinces him that if he runs away from life, hell have to return, and his problems will just get worse.
Alan Cohen, 2010
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Point of No Return
Four stories set in the fictional town of Odyssey follow the adventures of the Whit's End gang as they learn valuable lessons in helping their fellow man, forgiving, and living their faith.
Paul McCusker, 2012
8
Point of no return
A novel.
Hugh Pryor, 2008
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Point of No Return
By the end of the novel, he has gone all the way, in his personal, professional, and political life as well. This global novel vividly describes reality, the state of the world, and the grievances and hopes of people the world over.
Andre Vltchek, 2005
10
At the Point of No Return: Pictorial History of the American ...
Where American Warriors concentrated on path-finders, demolitions units, and first-wave troops on the eve of D-Day, No Return provides equally exhaustive coverage of troops in the field, medical units and equipment, military police, and the ...
Michel De Trez, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POINT OF NO RETURN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term point of no return is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why Peter King Doesn't See Cowboys Pursuing Junior Galette
Last Friday, after the relationship between the pass rusher and the team soured to the point of no return, the Saints cut ties with Galette. «NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, Jul 15»
2
Global warming: What the U.S. will look like when Earth's entire …
According to a Business Insider video, researchers have shown that last year, west Antartic glaciers retreated past the point of no return, ... «BGR, Jul 15»
3
James Hansen Spells Out Climate Danger Of The 'Hyper …
... headed toward irreversible collapse — and some parts may have already passed the point of no return. Another 2015 study found that global ... «ThinkProgress, Jul 15»
4
Solar Impulse's troubled round-the-world flight: 'We need to raise …
“Before every flight you have what we call the point of no return – it was the afternoon of the first day,” he says. The staff at mission control in ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
You Officially Have 2 Options Of Reaction If You Get Ghosted
You reach a point of no return. You have two approaches to choose from, and you must stick to whichever path you decide to walk down. «Elite Daily, Jul 15»
6
9 Computer Games that Ruined My Childhood
Once, when crying about my city reaching the point of no return, I read online that there is a “destroy” control panel in the game. From that point ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
7
Evidence Warrants Immediate Suspension of SAA Board …
... launch an investigation we will be left with no option but to believe that the political interference at SAA has reached the point of no return. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
8
Coming plan to save Aust shipbuilding
Defence Department secretary Dennis Richardson says it's too late to avoid a "valley of death" in the industry, with the point of no return having ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
9
A 'more domesticated' Karylle
Point of No Return” by Tito Louie Ocampo (and Cocoy Laurel). It was really ahead of its time. What's the best thing that your mom has taught ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
10
Winnipeg: decolonization and being a good ally
... Climate Change stated that we have the technology we need to stay below 2°C, which is considered the point of no return by most scientists.) ... «National Observer, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Point of no return [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/point-of-no-return>. Aug 2019 ».
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