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interrogation point

noun
Also called interrogation mark.
Origin of interrogation point
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • He is known about the ship as the "interrogation point," and this by constant use has become shortened to "Interrogation."

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The interrogation point is used at the end of every direct question.

    Punctuation Frederick W. Hamilton
  • He was one incarnate Why and How; one brooding wonder and interrogation point.

    A Village Stradivarius Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • An interrogation point should be placed after every direct question.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • The interrogation point is used in botany to indicate doubt.

  • You can't decide a question that lacks an interrogation point.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • It has an interrogation point constantly on sentinel duty, namely, What will they think?

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • His face was an exclamation and interrogation point fused into one.

    Unveiling a Parallel Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
  • I asked (with an interrogation point) if it were not Aldeba´ran—and I think it is.

  • Like an interrogation point followed by several exclamation marks.

    Master Olof August Strindberg

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