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brackets

Brackets ( [ ] ), sometimes known as square brackets, are similar to parentheses in that they are used to contain information that does not impact the overall grammatical structure of the sentence. However, rather than indicating information that is supplemental or incidental, brackets are usually used within quoted speech to indicate that a writer has added material to the quotation to provide clarifying or explanatory information.
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[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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81} This line is enclosed in brackets in the received text, and is omitted (with note) by Messrs.
Over the head of the bed was an alabaster bracket, on which a beautiful sculptured angel stood, with drooping wings, holding out a crown of myrtle-leaves.
As he was speaking, he put the lamp on a bracket on the wall, and stepping out, took my luggage.
He was no longer astonished when he searched on to find in the register this note, placed in a bracket against his name: --
winks and points to the portrait of a singularly attractive maiden pinned up on Tim's telescope bracket above the steering-wheel.
This wineglass has been smashed all over the place, but one of its splinters lies on the high bracket beside the mantelpiece.
For a long time he gazed upward at it, and then in an attempt to get nearer to it he rested his knee upon a wooden bracket on the wall.
Will the white cups with the gold rim and the beautiful gold flower inside (species unknown), that our Sarah Janes now break in sheer light-heartedness of spirit, be carefully mended, and stood upon a bracket, and dusted only by the lady of the house?
A small piano occupied a corner of the room, with the score of "Don Giovanni" open upon the bracket.
In lifting her arms to perk up the bow at her throat she knocked a hat off the bracket.
Above each card-table stood a magnificent china bowl placed on a gilt and carved bracket fixed to the wall.
Miss Stacy's photograph occupied the place of honor, and Anne made a sentimental point of keeping fresh flowers on the bracket under it.