Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. comma, part of a sentence, comma, Gr. clause, fr. to cut off. Cf. Capon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. komma, a section of a sentence, from koptein, to cut off.
He is strongest in the punctuations and other signs; he has a pepper-box full of commas always by his side.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Why, she doesn't even know how to spell, and her periods and commas are in a hopeless tangle.
"A Black Adonis" by Linn Boyd Porter
Our ancestors knew nothing of our mode of making genitives by turned commas.
"Notes and Queries, Number 203, September 17, 1853" by Various
The comma printed by 1690 is probably a mistake and we should read 'Wellman his Guards'.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
In yet others, the date is followed by a comma and then the entry proper.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Looking at the first sentence, we find two elements of equal rank separated by a comma.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
We have separated, of hosts, from the preceding appellation of God by a comma.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
He now used it even as some ladies use inverted commas, or other commas, in writing.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
If in doubt about the need of a comma, omit it.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
In the color notes, a series of colors set off by commas indicates that each series may be used alone for the whole design.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
Their facts are going headlong on the tides,
Like commas on a line of History's page;
Nor that which once they took for Truth abides,
Save in the form of youth enlarged from age.
"Il Y A Cent Ans" by George Meredith
President Bush, shown campaigning for Bob Beauprez, the GOP candidate for Colorado governor, calls the current difficult time in Iraq "just a comma ".
I am also sweet on commas and an occasional question mark.
'Comma' Delivers Generous Exclamation Point .
Comma to the Top streaks to victory in the Generous.
Just look at how the serial comma has suffered by the AP endorsement of dropping it from a simple series.
I've been having debates with fellow writers on the merits of using dashes over commas (specifically to separate parenthetical clauses) and vice-versa.
New York band dons Halloween makeup and also plays "Oxford Comma".
Enter up to 3 valid e-mail addresses separated by commas.
In an office where the placement of a comma can cause a fight, imagine the battle that goes on when it comes time to read and select the winners – and the best of the rest – of the Weekly 's 101 Word Short Story Contest.
Rogue comma in court document uh-oh (Walt Nett 's blog).
It is time to celebrate the commonplace comma, the overexcitable exclamation point and, yes, even the lowly period.
It is unknown what caused Cummings to collapse and fall into a comma.
Rule #3: Always put terminal punctuation (commas, periods) inside the quotation marks .
The Economist doesn't have a ruling on comma splices in the style book, but I don't recall ever having seen one in the newspaper.
My English teacher's injunction gave me a terror-loathing of comma splices that has never left me.
A and B are any operators, then hAi will stand for hAφ, φi, while the composition AB understood as (AB )x = A(Bx) will be denoted using comma, i.e. A, B := AB .
Moments and $q$-commutators of noncommutative random vectors
The label of a 3-nonnesting open permutation diagram is [h, r1 , s1 ] (we use commas instead of semicolons in this section).
A generating tree approach to k-nonnesting partitions and permutations
An illuminating point of view on this notion is provided by the concept of comma category, originally introduced by F. W.
A general method for building reflections
On the other hand, considering that every adjunction can be naturally obtained as a composite of a reﬂection with a coreﬂection (through the comma category construction), the choice of concentrating the analysis on reﬂections does not appear as a particularly restrictive one.
A general method for building reflections
We adhere to the same parenthesization and precedence rules as the λ-calculus with the following addition: collection is of lowest precedence and the comma is right associative.
Extending the Lambda Calculus to Express Randomized and Quantumized Algorithms