period (n.)
rhetorical pause, sentence ending, termination
Luc.565[of Lucrece] She puts the period often from his place
MND V.i.96[Theseus to Hippolyta, of clerks] I have seen them ... / Make periods in the midst of sentences
TG II.i.110[Silvia to Valentine] A pretty period!
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