cusp cusp  /ˈkəsp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
  2. (n) a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
  3. (n) small elevation on the grinding surface of a tooth

Usage(s):

  1. Bill Clinton did, while Republican Bob Livingston, on the cusp of being named House Speaker in 1998, did not.
  2. He's on the cusp of a paradigm shift in which disability becomes ability, disadvantage becomes advantage.
  3. Thanks in part to O'Malley, Baltimore may be on the cusp of a renaissance.

News

  1. NBA High-5: Gregg Popovich's big-picture vision is paying off for Spurs in Finals

    Plus, Doc Rivers on fence; Jason Kidd on cusp; Kings, Hawks, Rockets fined for tampering; Cavaliers' No. 1 choice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. WSJ: St. Louis On Cusp Of Entrepreneurial Boom

    (KTVI) – An article in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal says St. Louis may be on the cusp of an entrepreneurial...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  3. Salah leads Bradley's Egypt to cusp of Africa's final World Cup qualifying round

    Mohamed Salah's hat trick has Bob Bradley-coached Egypt on the cusp of the final qualifying round following a 4-2 victory in Zimbabwe.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. Speaking in Beijing yesterday, Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, said: "We are at the cusp of something very special here. Now is time to move to continue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, which is in everyone's interest."
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "We are at the cusp of turning the impossible into reality," Franklin said. "Yes, this is reality, not a fantasy, or a fairy tale."
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Aretha Franklin Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "We are on the cusp of creating a new majority," Obama told a crowd of about 2,500.
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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