- (context, now mostly, North America) Punctuation mark ending a sentence or marking an abbreviation. <!-- What languages does this apply to? All? Or just most? Should it be
- appropriate, Appropriate for a given historical era.
Etymology: From periodus.
- 2004, Mark Singer, Somewhere in America, Houghton Mifflin, page 70
- :As the guests arrived — there were about a hundred, a majority in attire — I began to feel out of place in my beige summer suit, white shirt, and red necktie. Then I got over it. I certainly didn't suffer from Confederate-uniform envy.
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