• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Punctuative Of or belonging to points of division; relating to punctuation. "The punctuative intonation of feeble cadence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There was no punctuation until the 15th century
    • punctuative Pertaining or relating to punctuation.
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  • George F. Will
    “Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.”


In literature:

The men gazed at each other, nodded, and the words "Loring" and "sheep," punctuated their mutterings.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
Question-time was punctuated with their plaints.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, February 25th, 1920" by Various
Everything, including my back, was one vast ache punctuated by those appalling nerve jumps that set every other one in my body tingling.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
Groans, heartrending and hoarse, punctuated the succeeding silence.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The frosts, fogs, and snow squalls are the punctuation points, so to speak, of the eternal rain.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
She was very docile, punctuating his remarks with soft kisses dropped inconsequently on the top of his head.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
The original system of orthography restored, the punctuation corrected and extended.
"Life of John Milton" by Richard Garnett
And her punctuation is weird.
"Dangerous Ages" by Rose Macaulay
They crown the hills and punctuate the windings of the valleys.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
The quaintness of the spelling, the almost complete absence of punctuation.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston

In poetry:

There the comets, vast and streaming,
Punctuate the heavens' gleaming
Scroll; and suns, gigantic, shine,
Periods to each starry line.
"Processional" by Madison Julius Cawein
Five minutes before the bell punctuates
Visiting time, his friend opens an alarm-clock eye.
The visitor checks his watch.
Market day. The Duck and Pheasant will be still open.
"Ten Types of Hospital Visitor" by Charles Causley
From the depth of darkness punctuated by scattered stars
came a rebuke: "when I let you grasp me you call it an deception,
and yet when I remain concealed,
why do you hold on to your faith in me with such conviction?"
"Ungrateful Sorrow" by Rabindranath Tagore

In news:

Cormac McCarthy discusses his style of punctuation.
Cormac McCarthy uses little punctuation in his style.
Western Rod Lott Is there a title more intriguing yet baffling than the punctuation-heavy Django, Kill.
A week punctuated with little surprises.
Vote punctuated by new violence.
Laurie Anderson's new show is about supercolliders, the fall of America and, of course, punctuation .
Thursday is National Punctuation Day, said a random e-mail sent to me last week.
Here's the scoop: Avoid these common punctuation mistakes and keep your readers happy.
Cormac McCarthy discusses his style of punctuation .
The Boston Marriott provides us with a wonderful example of why punctuation matters in this sign.
Punctuation and It's Discontents.
Market discussions in the report are punctuated with fact-rich market data tables.
Ravens punctuated Sunday's 55-20 demolition of the.
Pip Hainsworth's week is punctuated by Brittany Ferries.
Straightforward pizza and pasta, plus a few tongue-in-cheek items like mini-pizzas and a pizza burger, punctuate this casual East Village spot.

In science:

G=0.9998, 0.999, 0.995 as light, intermediate, and heavy punctuation, respectively. For the present case (with, H=0.002) we predict (Gcritical≤0.995).
A physical model for competition between biological speciation and extinction
In Fig. 3c it may be observed that, effect of punctuation is global on niche.
A physical model for competition between biological speciation and extinction
There is an approximately linear rise in the force with displacement, punctuated by a series of relatively sharp drops.
Asperity contacts at the nanoscale: comparison of Ru and Au
Domains can be punctuated by dislocations (shown in the left-half of the figure), but might also show textural variation in space (right-half of figure).
Emergent superfluid crystals, frustration, and topologically defected states in multimode cavity QED
XSK059A varied by a factor ∼300 between Chandra observations, exhibiting long quiescent intervals punctuated with many outbursts.
12 years of X-ray variability in M31 globular clusters, including 8 black hole candidates, as seen by Chandra