One of the two kinds of letters. Capital letters, also called upper-case letters, are larger than, and often formed differently from, lower-case letters. Capital letters are used at the beginning of a sentence or a proper name and may be used to show respect. Some examples are: “The dog barked,” Daniel, the Lord, and Queen Elizabeth.
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How to use capital letters in a sentence
capital letters rise like popcorn to infuse “Western Worship Boxes” or “Father of Distinction” with the force of metaphor.
On it was written, in bold capital letters: “FEDERATION TERRITORY INCREASED FROM 50% TO 55% DURING DAYTON TALKS.”
For display type, he favors giant capital letters that are crammed together.
Nothing but capital letters would fully express the delight she put into the name of the college she and Ruth were to attend.Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
He wrote one or two capital letters in a kind of rage, but he always groaned and tore them up afterward.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley