Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A note, mark, or sign (?) placed after a question (or in Spanish both before and after it, in the former position inverted) in writing or printing.
- n. alternative spelling of interrogation point.
“And crook the begging hinges of the knee"; but, doubtful as to this at first, (for we regard the interrogation-point as a query to himself, and not as indicating the insertion of that point after "Dost thou hear,") he finally came to the conclusion, that, although he, and many a respectable poet, might have written "begging" in this passage, Shakespeare was just the man to write”
“Charles Reade makes an exclamation -- and an interrogation-point together say as much as many novelists can dibble over a whole page.”
“At Mr. Le Moyne's house there boarded a walking interrogation-point of a woman.”
“A LIVING interrogation-point and a born investigator from childhood, Edison has never been without a laboratory of some kind for upward of half a century.”
“A LIVING interrogation-point and a born investigator from childhood,”
“Each star that blinked down at him as he rode in answer to a night-call seemed an interrogation-point asking, How do I exist?”
“The captain came onto his tiptoes in order to elongate himself as a human interrogation-point.”
“Theodore on one side -- standing there like a tall interrogation-point -- I honestly believe I can defy Mr. Sloane on the other.”
“My mother sometimes called me "an animated interrogation-point.”
“There was an eternal query, – an habitual interrogation-point to almost every proposition in my mind, even from childhood, – a habit of looking at everything from so many sides, that it was difficult to get a settled assent to anything.”
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