If my obituary merits a second paragraph, I should like it to say, “Shushed director of the FBI.”
Fineman enumerates “15 Reasons Why American Politics Has Become An Apocalyptic Mess,” each summarized in just one paragraph.
My experience is that when you have an idea, for a paragraph say, the first form of words is always the best.
If this is what he did to a paragraph in a forgettable speech, what pray tell did he do to something that really mattered?
The Daily Beast has removed the paragraph and attributed the phrase, and regrets the error.
This paragraph was added later by Aubrey, perhaps from information supplied by E. Phillips.
Before returning it to his pocket he stole a glance at the last lines of a paragraph.
Jerry wrote his story which was sent paragraph by paragraph to the composing room.
Here and there a paragraph was marked, and leaves dog's-eared.
I send you the paragraph and also the paragraphs from the Speech of 1834, which seem still more to the purpose.
late 15c., from Middle French paragraphe "division of text" (13c., Old French paragrafe), from Medieval Latin paragraphus "sign for start of a new section of discourse" (the sign looked something like a stylized letter -P-), from Greek paragraphos "short stroke in the margin marking a break in sense," also "a passage so marked," literally "anything written beside," from paragraphein "write by the side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
A basic unit of prose. It is usually composed of several sentences that together develop one central idea. The main sentence in a paragraph is called the topic sentence.