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Mrs. James, habitually doleful, punctuated her speech with sniffs.

Man and machine, side by side, punctuated the passage of time.

There were little nothings, punctuated by trills of feminine laughter.

There was a babble of voices from the loudspeaker, punctuated by bursts of static.

This complaint, punctuated with sighs and tears, lacerated the heart of Clementine.

Here her remarks were punctuated by applause, and some suppressed “Oh, goodies!”

Oddly enough, he punctuated his periods, as it were, with lamp-posts.

He punctuated his question by tapping the pavement with his cane.

Naturally I had punctuated these remarks of hers, here and there.

She punctuated her sentence with a mischievous look at her interlocutor.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "to point out," from Medieval Latin punctuatus, past participle of punctuare, from Latin punctus (see point (n.)). Meaning in reference to text, "to have pauses or stops indicated," is from 1818, probably a back-formation from punctuation. Hence, "interrupted at intervals" (1833). Related: Punctuated; punctuating.

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