Origin of semicolon
Examples from the Web for semicolon
Contemporary Examples of semicolon
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.
Historical Examples of semicolon
When as introduces an example, it is preceded by a semicolon.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
In the first sentence the semicolon enables us to group the objects enumerated."Stops"
The semicolon, for instance, is the Greek mark of interrogation.
Both the colon and semicolon are much less used now than formerly.
The same is true when a colon is used within a group made by a semicolon.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
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.”