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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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We can verify visually these things by considering the parenthesis in Figures 4 and 5.
Rather than simply reporting the horrors of war, In Parenthesis dares to offer hope.
He will also host a discussion entitled Two Perspectives on David Jones, with Anne Price-Owen, secretary of the David Jones Society, on Friday, September 2 to discuss David Jones' life as artist, soldier and author of In Parenthesis.
Peter Burns, chairman of the city's Image Working Group (centre), celebrates the prestigious national awards with Parenthesis' Martin Bird and Jo Cooper.
(ta-te-ta in a parenthesis!said the moon ) The closing parenthesis, visually foregrounded because it occupies an entire line, is aligned in opposition to preceding lines, and ends the poem, is read by Kidder as a picture of the crescent moon (47).
In the end, Zewi offers her monograph "not as the final word on parenthesis, but in the hope of stimulating more studies on this topic" (p.
* Let rank(i) be the number of 1 in B before and including position i and [rank.sub.p](i, b) be the number of parenthesis b [member of] { (p,) p} in S before (and including) the position i.
The company, a former winner of one of the awards, is now sponsoring one of the categories - Parenthesis Design and Marketing Communications Brand Identity Award.
In particular, is there an accepted practice for the use of emoticons that includes an opening or closing parenthesis as the final token within a set of parentheses?
Numbers in parenthesis indicate last issue's position.
Note: Year-on-year percentage changes for group net balance and year-earlier figures for operating profit are in parenthesis.