These manic episodes, however, only punctuate a life that is most fundamentally pathetic.
He even went so far as to punctuate the scoop with an exclamation point!
At each point, the audience was eager to punctuate his rhetoric with cheers and applause.
Now we shall try to punctuate each book, and to correct the mistakes.
There we punctuate the full stop to our inquiries; we have the secret.
I must know the laws of rhythm and meter to be able to punctuate musical phrases and periods.
He banged the table with his riding-crop to punctuate the emphasis.
He lifted his glass and took a large swallow of the drink to punctuate the sentence.
When a writer does not know how to punctuate his own language at any point he uses a dash.
They punctuate a fresh name under the old one, and let the register increase, until sometimes there is not a vacant place.
1630s, "to point out," from Medieval Latin punctuatus, past participle of punctuare, from Latin punctus (see point (n.)). Meaning in reference to text, "to have pauses or stops indicated," is from 1818, probably a back-formation from punctuation. Hence, "interrupted at intervals" (1833). Related: Punctuated; punctuating.