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WOTD      
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 18th December 2017
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cusp (noun) KUSP



Pointed end, point or border of intersection.

He announced that measure on 26 April 2007 — right on the cusp of the restoration of devolution — and that was a slap in the face to nurses and other health professionals in Northern Ireland.

Mary Hinds, Northern Ireland Assemby Hansard, 7 June 2007. N.I. Assembly Hansard

This is the summer that I know more than I can understand; I’m on the cusp of something.

A M Holmes, The New Yorker, 11 June 2007. The New Yorker

Packard had lived on the cusp of two eras, and what fascinated me as a teenage reader was how close in time he had been to the invention of brands that seemed as solid and permanent to me as trees and stones.

Mark Greif, The New York Times, 30 December 2007. New York Times

McEwan assembles a portrait of a lost England, a place rule-bound and beautiful, teetering on the cusp of vast social change.

Olivia Laing, The Guardian, 5 January 2008, Guardian
reviewing Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach. Amazon




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