Here is the sentence that I don't know the meaning exactly. I know the meaning of 'give point', which means like 'accent' and I know the meaning of both 'protracted' and 'description' but I can't translate both together.

It does not seem an unreasonable expectation that something will follow which will give some point to this rather protracted description of Simon Lee.

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The protracted description is a long and verbose explanation of Simon Lee, which could be TL;DR in internet shorthand.

In your passage, to give some point to means to give a reason to.

I can see your point

The reader is expecting a good point to be made after enduring such a lengthy description, otherwise it all would have been pointless.

  • @Peter- You nailed the answer. As an aside, what does TL;DR mean? This is the second time I've seen it. Jan 10, 2016 at 21:52
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    T oo L ong ;D on't R ead can be found here
    – Peter
    Jan 10, 2016 at 21:53

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