exclamation point


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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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II playoffs Friday, and after losing two of the past three games, Herrick is hoping to orchestrate a month-long winning streak to put a final exclamation point on a terrific three-year career.
But if there's any doubt about his ability to win Sunday, there's no question an American victory would be an exclamation point on a successful year for U.
added an exclamation point Friday to the instant rivalry San Fernando Valley intersectional foes Birmingham and Crespi have put together.
The exclamation point is doing it against that lineup.
Before the relay, I got the guys together and told them that we're going to make a statement,''said Nguyen, who put a exclamation point on La Canada's victory by swimming the anchor leg to beat Peninsula of Rolling Hills Estates (3:21.