verb (used with object)
- paragonimus westermani,
- paragraph mark,
Origin of paragraph
Examples from the Web for paragraph
It goes on like that for another half a paragraph, but you get the idea.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories|William O’Connor|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If the story fell apart by the first paragraph, it would not save itself by the end.
Fineman enumerates “15 Reasons Why American Politics Has Become An Apocalyptic Mess,” each summarized in just one paragraph.Why Money Is the Root of All That’s Wrong With Washington|Lawrence Lessig|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And writers seem to get it a lot, the relationship between words and page and phrase and paragraph, or stanza.The Writer and the Potter: Edmund De Waal on his New York Debut|Iain Millar|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So—most of these stories are vignettes: short shorts, sketches, lightning flashes of fiction that last only a paragraph or two.Intriguing, Humorous, Even Poetic: Peter Orner’s New Story Collection|Joseph Peschel|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Gimblet read the paragraph twice, and then pushing back his chair walked restlessly about the room.Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels|Mrs. Charles Bryce
I note the second paragraph of your letter, in which you say, "In reply, etc."Self-Determining Haiti|James Weldon Johnson
He pointed to the paragraph beginning, "I have made the mistake which many girls make."Flower of the Dusk|Myrtle Reed
Though the paragraph in question be clumsily expressed, yet it strictly announces its own intentions.
Kate fetched the paper, and pointing to the paragraph, placed it in his hands.Englefield Grange|H. B. Paull
Word Origin for paragraph
late 15c., from Middle French paragraphe "division of text" (13c., Old French paragrafe), from Medieval Latin paragraphus "sign for start of a new section of discourse" (the sign looked something like a stylized letter -P-), from Greek paragraphos "short stroke in the margin marking a break in sense," also "a passage so marked," literally "anything written beside," from paragraphein "write by the side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
A basic unit of prose. It is usually composed of several sentences that together develop one central idea. The main sentence in a paragraph is called the topic sentence.