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full stop

period (defs 10, 11).
Origin of full stop
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As quickly as it could be done she brought the Bear Cat to a full stop.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • However, I'll take it out, as you wish it, and make the full stop at "secrecy."

  • "Well, go on," said Linton, as the other came to a full stop.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • The proper point therefore should be something less than the full stop.


    Paul Allardyce
  • After these words, we have a choice of the comma, the colon, and the full stop.


    Paul Allardyce
British Dictionary definitions for full stop

full stop

the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etc Also called (esp US and Canadian) period
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