full stop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n full stop a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations "in England they call a period a stop"
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
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    “In Hollywood the woods are full of people that learned to write, but evidently can't read. If they could read their stuff, they'd stop writing.”

Usage

In literature:

The horse stopped as if shot; and getting the horn, Mr. Sponge went on, the brown laying himself out as if still full of running.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
I now stopped, looked him full in the face, and asked him coolly what he wanted.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
My ghastly visitor glided before me until he reached the footbridge, there he stopped, and turned full round.
"Strange Pages from Family Papers" by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
Shakespeare stopped when he had reached his full growth, when he had exhausted the capacity of his contemporaries.
"The House of the Vampire" by George Sylvester Viereck
If the collector sicken after finding his prize, these cares are neglected more or less; if he die, all comes to a full stop.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Our merchants were accordingly at a full stop.
"History of the Plague in London" by Daniel Defoe
A blow struck the ship and shook it from end to end; and presently the machinery came to a full stop.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
As they bore down upon the spot the car slowed up, and came to a full stop within a few yards of the waiting Ted.
"The Banner Boy Scouts" by George A. Warren
She began again, then stopped; how to impart the full flavour of that which had befallen her she did not know.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
The car stopped, just in time not to run down a pony cart full of children.
"The Motor Maid" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
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In poetry:

"Stop!" said the Bart., "my cup
Is full - I'm worse than him in all;
Policeman, take me up -
No doubt I am some criminal!"
"Phrenology" by William Schwenck Gilbert
This grievous yoke I cannot bear,
This high demand I cannot clear."
Grace stops the mouth of such complaints,
And store of full supply presents.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Ungrateful creatures crave a part -
She tells them firmly she is full;
Lost sheared sheep hurt her tender heart
With bleating, stops her ears with wool:-
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
Coaches and gigs
And thingummyjigs
For people in patches and full-bottomed wigs
That highwaymen stopped
Who long ago dropped
To dust on the gibbet where downland sheep cropped;
"Sic Transit . . ." by Cicely Fox Smith
'Columby gut her back up so,
It warn't no use a-tryin' to stop her,--
War's emptin's riled her very dough
An' made it rise an' act improper;
'Twuz full ez much ez I could du To jes' lay low an' worry thru,
'Thout hevin' to sell out my copper.
"Mr. Hosea Biglow's Speech In March Meeting" by James Russell Lowell
Along the king’s highway he sped on what he calls "his top";
Upon his top: How are you! Heth, he found he couldn’t stop;
His tank was full of "juice", it seems, and in his misery
He worked it out the wicked thing would wheel him to the sea.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien

In news:

View full size Susan Walsh / AP Photo President Barack Obama talks with patrons as he stops for a beer at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, Ohio, Thursday, July 5, 2012.
Per state law, a right turn on red requires a full stop.
The Socorro County Sheriff's Department is in full compliance with a state law intended to stop profiling in police work, according to a study.
Firefighters have stopped the spread of the flames and estimate full containment by 6 pm Friday.
The Brazilian boy wonder, with binders full of highlights, was at it again Wednesday night in Sao Paolo, after brief campaign stops in Europe.
They are not full service salons, rather the latest beauty stops for women who are ditching the do-it-yourself wash and go and leaving the shampooing and styling to the pros.
View full size This baby bald eagle stopped traffic briefly on Windmill Ridge Road in Gulf Shores as it took a break while learning to fly.
EU foreign ministers said on Monday they considered the new Syrian opposition to be "legitimate representatives" of the Syrian people, but stopped just short of according the full recognition granted by.
View full size Court exhibit David Reynolds in a photo taken by his girlfriend Dec 21, 2001, the day after he says a trooper repeatedly slammed Reynolds' head against a car in a routine traffic stop.
View full size The Oregonian Unscheduled courtesy stops -- popular with riders but just tolerated by bus drivers -- were bound to come under scrutiny after the April bus crash that killed two pedestrians in downtown Portland.
Defense attorneys are withdrawing from the case of a 24-year-old man accused of driving under the influence when he crashed a speeding car full of friends into a crowded bus stop , killing four people and injuring eight.
Black Veil Brides are pulling out all the stops for their new album, including offering a full-length music film to support the upcoming effort.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to prepare for a "large, unpredictable" storm that could rock the city – but stopped short of calling for a full or partial evacuation from low-lying areas.
' Deathly Hallows — Part 2' brings magical spectacle to a full stop.
Born of the fur trade and one of the last stops before pioneers hit the roughest stretches of their journey, St Joseph has a storied history full of more.
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In science:

The agreement with the parameters of the theory and with previous measurements in strip detectors demonstrates that we are achieving full charge collection for p-stop sensors.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
But before taking the full step we make an intermediate stop at the probability measure Ψ∗∗ on {open, closed}E corresponding to picking a configuration according to Ψ and then deleting all traps situated directly on the path P from 0 to ∞, but leaving all other traps undeleted.
On the speed of biased random walk in translation invariant percolation
The complexity of the organ sound is achieved by the many possible combinations of stops on two to five keyboards (called manuals) played by the hands and a full pedalboard played by the feet.
Music in Terms of Science
However, at a distance corresponding to the full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the Lyot stop impulse function from the focal mask, the coronograph PSF is similar to the Lyot stop PSF.
High angular resolution coronography for adaptive optics
We prove that it is possible to freeze a light pulse (i.e., to bring it to a full stop) or even to make its group velocity negative in a coherently driven Doppler broadened atomic medium via electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT).
Freezing Light via hot gases
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