from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation. Also called exclamation mark.
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- n. The symbol ! (an exclamation mark)
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- n. a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
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In our time, the writing of Tom Wolfe has made stylish use of the dash; he combines it with italics and the mid-sentence exclamation point to indicate herky-jerkiness or panic in thinking.