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PUNCTUATION, construction. The act or method of placing points (q.v.) in a written or printed instrument.
     2. By the word point is here understood all the points in grammar, as the comma, the semicolon, the colon, and the like.
     3. All such instruments are to be construed without any regard to the punctuation; and in a case of doubt, they ought to be construed in such a manner that they may have some effect, rather than in one in which they would be nugatory. Vide Toull. liv. 3, t. 2, c. 5, n. 430; 4 T. R. 65; Barringt. on the Stat. 394, n. Vide article Points.

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She then declaimed the little piece with an attention to punctuation and emphasis, a flexibility of voice and an appropriateness of gesture, very unusual indeed at her age, and which proved she had been carefully trained.
His arguments were pointed with specie, we doing the punctuation, and with a little bargaining he told us what he knew.
Piper has a good deal to say, chiefly in parentheses and without punctuation, but not much to tell.
He had likewise proved, that by altering the received mode of punctuation, any one of Shakespeare's plays could be made quite different, and the sense completely changed; it is needless to say, therefore, that he was a great critic, and a very profound and most original thinker.
Well, that was the punctuation of life, the final period dropped at the end of Ban's usefulness.
Pullet, with a punctuation determined by a lozenge on his tongue.
Kids will really enjoy reading this book while learning to use punctuation accurately along the way.
In an increasingly digital age, many students have access to word processing software with built-in correction tools that detect errors at the orthographical, grammatical and punctuation levels.
html) cheeky checklist of ways to celebrate National Punctuation Day, including correcting store owners with errors in their stores' signage, circling the local newspaper's mistakes, writing an error-free letter to a friend, and lots of naps and bath time.
Attainment in grammar, punctuation and spelling at the expected standard in 2016 is similar to attainment at level 4b or above in grammar, punctuation and spelling in 2015.
The educational play written by Katarina Lazic and Stavria Thalassi and directed by Leila Saad, features the full stop, the comma, the exclamation mark, the colon, the dash and other punctuation marks as they step out of a book and meet on stage.
Literary experiments in punctuation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries continued to raise hackles and tickle literary-minded satirists.