exclamation points by themselves in a message from Helmand meant it could very well be a matter of life and death.
When the Iraqis resume shouting and wailing at you, Hassan translates every exclamation until you tell him to stop.
The other day, I received a red-hot email alert with an exclamation point next to the name of the sender.
After I threw in a couple more smiley faces and exclamation points, she did something I have never seen anyone do before.
A majority on the left will reply with a firm no—no, exclamation point—and that is part of the problem.
Here a surprise was ready for them, that drew an exclamation from each, the instant the sight broke upon him.
That exclamation, of course, removed the supposition entirely.
It seems oddly to affect him, calling forth an exclamation, which shows he is dissatisfied with the sound.
There was no irreverence in the exclamation that broke from the girl's lips.
Walter Espec uttered an exclamation of horror, and, without another word, sank back on his pillow.
late 14c., from Middle French exclamation, from Latin exclamationem (nominative exclamatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exclamare "cry out loud" (see exclaim).
The punctuation symbol known as the exclamation point (1824) or exclamation mark (1926) was earliest called an exclamation note or note of exclamation (1650s), earlier note of admiration (1610s). Another name for it was shriek-mark (1864).