I point out the phrase “more distinct separation,” and I suggest that the purpose of the semicolon is at least in part rhythmic.
The new material contains a semicolon; it has orders to call me if anybody gives it any trouble.
There was no semicolon after "opaca," but a comma after "latiore."
In the first sentence the semicolon enables us to group the objects enumerated.
Then he read aloud, with a comma or semicolon between each, a dozen or twenty titles.
Both the colon and semicolon are much less used now than formerly.
One is the Violet-tip or semicolon and the other is the one which has long been called the Comma.
The need of the semicolon in both Nos. 58 and 59 is, we think, unmistakable.
The semicolon should always be put outside quotation marks unless it forms a part of the quotation itself.
Either the semicolon and the comma or the quotation-marks must be omitted.
A punctuation mark (;) used to join two independent clauses in a sentence. The semicolon shows that the ideas in the two clauses are related: “Jack really didn't mind being left without a car; he had the house to himself.”