full stop


Definition of full stop

chiefly British

Examples of full stop in a Sentence

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Many drivers on 79th Street braked to a full stop to catch a glimpse of the wreck before continuing. Alice Yin, chicagotribune.com, "Man, 25, killed after shooting leads to rollover crash in South Chicago," 17 June 2019 Federal election law prohibits such gifts from foreign entities, full stop. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Norway, If You’re Listening....," 13 June 2019 But Wounded Knee came to stand in for all of it: the final blow, a full stop to a long sentence of pain and dispossession. David Treuer, Harper's magazine, "2020 Vision," 10 Jan. 2019 Moseley simply had been a kicker—full stop—when the Eagles drafted him in the 14th round in 1970. Michael Farber, SI.com, "Mark Moseley, Last of the Straight-On Kickers," 2 July 2018 Perhaps most importantly, a good VPN costs money, full stop. David Nield, Popular Mechanics, "How to Choose and Use a VPN," 13 Apr. 2017 Everything Dizzy does is honest and deliberate, full stop. Alexa Eschert, Teen Vogue, "Dizzy Fae Opens Up About a Year in the Spotlight," 29 Nov. 2018 But that is just not the position of his White House, full stop. Sarah Kliff, Vox, "Trump’s stunning hypocrisy on preexisting conditions," 29 Oct. 2018 Cheryl Blossom is the most interesting character on Riverdale, full stop. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "It's Outrageous 'Riverdale' Isn't Giving Cheryl Blossom More Screen Time," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of full stop

1643, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2019

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The first known use of full stop was in 1643

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Nglish: Translation of full stop for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of full stop for Arabic Speakers

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