Origin of full stop
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for full stop
But perhaps it is to the full-stop at presents that the "that's my thunder!"
Have you anything in view, dear, if we come to a full-stop here?Poppy
The full-stop bacillus for choice—put you sooner out of your agony.The Return of the Prodigal
Of course there is really no such thing as a full-stop in art any more than there is in nature.Since Czanne
After the word "auctorum" there is a full-stop, breaking the grammatical construction just as that after "confecti" does.
- the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etcAlso called (esp US and Canadian): period
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