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Quotes of punctuation

  1. Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile. – Julie Burchill
  2. I like all things grammatical, and I had already written several books about parts of speech, and even the alphabet, so everything that makes up a sentence and even a word was covered except for punctuation – Brian P. Cleary
  3. The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  4. We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections. – Chris Lowe
  5. In music, the punctuation is absolutely strict, the bars and rests are absolutely defined. But our punctuation cannot be quite strict, because we have to relate it to the audience. In other words we are continually changing the score. – Ralph Richardson

Usage examples for punctuation

  1. An attempt has also been made to record the original punctuation where it is here departed from. – The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III by Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A.
  2. 55 line number printed 45 Punctuation All quotation marks, single or double, are as in the original. – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  3. Miss Octavia continued reading, and as she was obliged to pause often and refer illegible lines to the rest of us, I have copied the following from the letter itself, with only slight changes of punctuation and spelling. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  4. 6. Obvious errors in punctuation have been silently corrected. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  5. In the spirit of that edition, the text of the Ship of Fools itself has been retained exactly as it stands, even to the punctuation – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  6. Now you have begun on my punctuation – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  7. You will have to write out the first page of Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel; and you must do it without making any mistake either in spelling or punctuation – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  8. The punctuation the use of capitals and italics, in the manuscript, characteristic of Carlyle's method of expression in print, were entirely disregarded. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  9. Besides changes in capitalization and punctuation the words, " the summits of," are inserted before " the glorious Sierra." – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  10. Some publishers feel perfectly justified in going ahead and remodeling a writer's work to suit themselves; others regard an author's manuscript as a sacred possession and never change so much as a punctuation mark on it without asking permission. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  11. Other punctuation has been corrected without note. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  12. 2. Printer's inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation hyphenation, and ligature usage have been retained. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  13. Minor punctuation errors have been corrected without notice. – A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-Songs by Hubert G. Shearin Josiah H. Combs
  14. Greater attention than formerly has been paid to the punctuation – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  15. That's bad punctuation and worse Christianity. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  16. Spelling and punctuation of this and other original material is unchanged. – Origin and Early History of the Fashion Plate by John L. Nevinson
  17. In other cases, the author's original spelling and use of punctuation has been left intact. – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  18. Page 329: page ends " cry of 'Fish"; next page begins with a new paragraph, punctuation added to read 'Fish! – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  19. Footnote 14: Knobel knows of no other expedient by which to escape from the force of this argument, than by changing the punctuation – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg

Rhymes for punctuation