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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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107} I suppose the passage within brackets to have been an afterthought but to have been written by the same hand as the rest of the poem.
It is clear from the text that there were two [caves] not one, but some one has enclosed in brackets the two lines in which the second cave is mentioned, I presume because he found himself puzzled by having a second cave sprung upon him when up to this point he had only been told of one.
No one but an acrobat or a sailor could have got up to that bell-rope from the bracket, and no one but a sailor could have made the knots with which the cord was fastened to the chair.
A gas bracket hung from the middle of the ceiling over a dark, shabby writing-desk covered with a litter of yellowish dusty documents.
Twenty five brackets of each type were bonded to 50 extracted first premolar teeth with the similar bonding system.
These two proposed personal income tax brackets represent about 80 percent of the BIR's tax base for individual taxpayers in 2013, according to the DOF.
Meanwhile, the overall pattern for low calorie claims turned out to be fairly closely matched to the overall pattern for food launches by calorie bracket, with more claims appearing in those brackets that represented a greater proportion of total launches.
All three broke out of their time brackets to give AR Lanting, RJ Lanting and Miko Rayo the podium positions.
A new bracket technology suitable for use in hydraulic and fuel brackets for the wings, centre box and fuel tanks of aircraft can result in significant weight reduction of at least 40 per cent compared to metals.
In the case of the Denroy brackets, to support design freedom--a critical feature if the brackets were to be optimised to their fullest extent--Victrex used special fillers, which do not break down under shear, i.
Review the federal tax brackets and determine what marginal tax bracket you are in.