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exclamation point

An exclamation point or exclamation mark ( ! ) is a punctuation mark commonly used to express strong, intense emotions in declarations. It can also be used to add emphasis to interjections and commands.
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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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Two minutes later, Boykin found Shipp for an alley-oop dunk that put Fairfax (23-4) up by 11 and put an exclamation point on the game.
Editorial accolades put an exclamation point on the success we have enjoyed over the past year," said Tony Bamonti, acting president of Jabber, Inc.
We don't want any public money - period, exclamation point, period,'' he said.
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It was also found that the use of exclamation points at the end increases the posts engagement by 2.
But an article inside the same issue applies as well to Arkansas as it does to Illinois: The proliferation of exclamation points in business writing.
She and her husband, Stephen, have transformed their property on Wood Street into an oasis of tranquility and peace, creating meandering paths and visual exclamation points using flowering trees and plants.
The message was short, full of exclamation points, and basically claimed that the Boy Scouts of America is a fine group with a long, proud history of mentoring boys and that hundreds if not thousands of former Boy Scouts have gone on to fight and even die for our country.
In his book, A Vision of How Hokkaido will be Five Years From Now, Sapporo University professor Koyata Washida spares no exclamation points.
It resembles the wall of a campy diner--plenty of autographed photos, messages ending with exclamation points.
Exhibits 1 and 2 present how to create a filter using Microsoft Outlook and Netscape Navigator that will take any message with three exclamation points in a subject line and move it to a "junk" file.
A person using many exclamation points and the first person was perceived as feminine and happy.