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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARAGRAPH

Before returning it to his pocket he stole a glance at the last lines of a paragraph.

Here and there a paragraph was marked, and leaves dog's-eared.

The Times of to-day has a paragraph on the big trees of California.

She cannot love him, or she could not be thinking of a paragraph in the newspaper at this moment.

As it's so serious the paragraph shall go in, I promise you.

Its first paragraph, to the word "separation," is a noble introduction.

Sir, that paragraph is an excrescence on the tree of our liberty.

Illustrations have been moved where necessary so that they are not in the middle of a paragraph.

There was a paragraph in a corner of the paper, which caught his eye at once.

One of the brethren thought it his duty to show this paragraph to John.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French paragraphe "division of text" (13c., Old French paragrafe), from Medieval Latin paragraphus "sign for start of a new section of discourse" (the sign looked something like a stylized letter -P-), from Greek paragraphos "short stroke in the margin marking a break in sense," also "a passage so marked," literally "anything written beside," from paragraphein "write by the side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

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