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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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Erik Swoope put an exclamation point on the rout when he threw down an emphatic one-handed dunk over Brooks with 43 seconds left on the clock, prompting the Wolverines fans to break out in a thunderous ovation.
The Gartner Dataquest report is the second industry analyst study this year that shows Watchfire's market share lead,(2) and serves as an exclamation point to the Company's 10-year anniversary.
The play put an exclamation point on the host Dons' 28-21 come-from-behind victory Friday night over a previously unbeaten Grant team that led by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter.
The Bruins' incredible three-game run through the conference tournament ended a week that began with uncertainty about an NCAA berth with a resounding exclamation point.
Cohen said, "Hawaiian Electric Company's CIS selection reinforces Peace 8's ranking as the number one utility CIS product in North America and puts a bold exclamation point on the focus that utilities have on best-of-breed CIS applications.
II playoffs Friday, and after losing two of the past three games, Herrick is hoping to orchestrate a month-long winning streak to put a final exclamation point on a terrific three-year career.
Adding Tim's proven talents and experience growing enterprise software companies from start-ups to market leaders puts an exclamation point on the company's already strong team and excellent position in the emerging market for next generation agile enterprise SOA software applications.
But if there's any doubt about his ability to win Sunday, there's no question an American victory would be an exclamation point on a successful year for U.
The exclamation point conveys the high energy level of our team and the excitement we feel about our next generation VoIP services, which are changing the way small businesses communicate.
added an exclamation point Friday to the instant rivalry San Fernando Valley intersectional foes Birmingham and Crespi have put together.
New Orleans has steadily been returning to business," said Kurt Weigle, Executive Director of the Downtown Development District, "But the Shell return to One Shell Square is an exclamation point for all of us.