full stop


Definition of full stop 

chiefly British

Examples of full stop in a Sentence

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Panama was better than the U.S. over a 10-game qualifying tournament, full stop. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "Colombia Dazzles Us Again, England Overwhelms in Big World Cup Wins," 24 June 2018 Changing as little as a full stop would end the law’s chances of passing, one congressman says he was told by a colleague in the Senate. The Economist, "A rare bipartisan moment allows a timid rollback of banking regulation," 24 May 2018 Harbaugh needs every person on his final roster to be bought in, full stop. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football roster challenge interesting motivator by Harbaugh," 13 June 2018 Cruise cars follow road laws to a T, coming to full stops at stop signs and braking for yellow lights. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "A Cruise-on-Cruise Crash Reveals the Hardest Thing About Self-Driving Tech," 3 July 2018 Graham's minivan was at a full stop when it was struck. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man pleads not guilty to homicide in a fatal head-on crash in Wauwatosa," 21 June 2018 Because to have done so at NBC would have been the end of my career, full stop. Fox News, "Media declare Cabinet chaos," 30 Apr. 2018 That means that a bad user experience for video—riddled with annoying, glitchy, or just plain obtrusive ads—is a bad user experience for the Internet, full stop. Ralf Jacob, Fortune, "AI Is About to Make Video Ads a Lot Less Annoying," 26 June 2018 USA Today penciled them in as the worst team in the NHL, full stop. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Rookie Vegas Golden Knights Hit the Jackpot," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of full stop

1643, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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The first known use of full stop was in 1643

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