exclamation mark

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exclamation mark a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
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Quotations

  • Mistinguett
    Mistinguett
    “A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That's basic spelling that every woman ought to know.”

Usage

In literature:

She was going into ecstasies and marking her approval with a succession of little exclamations.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
This word "Dixi" appeared very frequently in Kisliakov's letters, and always with a double exclamation mark.
"Virgin Soil" by Ivan S. Turgenev
He uttered a stifled exclamation as his eyes fell on the angry-looking marks.
"The Lamp of Fate" by Margaret Pedler
Thus she was in the passage when Mark entered, and his exclamation instantly was 'Oh, Edda, dear old Edda!
"Nuttie's Father" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Lady Fanny announces the fact of her arrival at her beloved home with many ecstatic exclamation marks.
"Lady John Russell"
Down the road sped a brown exclamation mark with a white dot at its visible end.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
The exclamation mark is the mark of strong emotion.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
She was, he discovered, one of those persons whose conversation was a series of exclamation marks.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
Baker bent over and examined the marks with an exclamation of surprise.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
Mark uttered a thankful exclamation, but alas!
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
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In poetry:

Diminishes, and God knows what is there.
A point of exclamation marks that sky
In ringing orange like a stellar carrot.
Its round period, displaced and green,
Suspends beside it the first point, the starting
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

How the exclamation mark made its way into workplace communication, and is it bad.
Panic at the Disco Drop the Emo and the Exclamation Mark.
Reacting to the Miami Marlins' latest payroll purge on Twitter, slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave it three exclamation marks.
As if placing exclamations mark on a disastrous election day for Minnesota Republicans, voters rejected two amendments the Republican-controlled legislature placed on the ballot.
STATE COLLEGE — On an offensive line riddled with question marks, right guard Stefen Wisniewski provides an emphatic exclamation point at Penn State.
The meaning of John Updike's new title, Licks of Love, becomes clear only when you glance at the dust jacket, where a round-bottomed banjo with a long skinny neck leans like a jaunty exclamation mark upward across the cover.
As the Patriots coach walked off the MetLife Stadium field, he threw his arm around his son, Stephen, and added an exclamation mark to the Patriots' 37-16 victory over the Jets.
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In science:

Comments can be marked by an asterisk (*) in the first column or by an exclamation mark (!) anywhere in a line.
A common scheme for running NLO ep event generators
Documents are chunked at the dot, exclamation and question mark signs.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
Documents are chunked at the dot, exclamation and question mark signs.
Beyond Stemming and Lemmatization: Ultra-stemming to Improve Automatic Text Summarization
Documents are chunked at the period, exclamation and question mark.
Artex is AnotheR TEXt summarizer
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