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full stop

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  1. period(defs 10, 11).

Origin of full stop

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for full stop

Historical Examples

  • But perhaps it is to the full-stop at presents that the "that's my thunder!"

    Notes and Queries, Number 191, June 25, 1853


  • Have you anything in view, dear, if we come to a full-stop here?


    Cynthia Stockley

  • The full-stop bacillus for choice—put you sooner out of your agony.

  • Of course there is really no such thing as a full-stop in art any more than there is in nature.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

  • After the word "auctorum" there is a full-stop, breaking the grammatical construction just as that after "confecti" does.

British Dictionary definitions for full stop

full stop

full point

  1. 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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