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interrogation point

Also called interrogation mark.
Origin of interrogation point
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "A stranger to me, of course," said Locker, his whole form twisting itself into an interrogation-point.

    The Captain's Toll-Gate Frank R. Stockton
  • Another of our common wild flowers, which I always look at with an interrogation-point in my mind, is the wild ginger.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • So to make sure, whenever he wished an interrogation-point he said "question" at the end of almost every sentence.

  • Why, Mephisto has some pretty good traits; but Alexander Pope is as crooked as an interrogation-point, inside and out.

  • A period or any other mark, except an interrogation-point, is not often used after a display line in the title-page of a book.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • Each star that blinked down at him as he rode in answer to a night-call seemed an interrogation-point asking, How do I exist?

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