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definition of the word period

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
fresh noble appearance #713: period William remain covered

From Mediaeval Latin periodus.

period (not comparable)

Positive
period

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Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Appropriate for a given historical era.
    • 2004, Mark Singer, Somewhere in America, Houghton Mifflin, page 70
      As the guests arrived — there were about a hundred, a majority in period attire — I began to feel out of place in my beige summer suit, white shirt, and red necktie. Then I got over it. I certainly didn't suffer from Confederate-uniform envy.

period

  1. (mostly North America) And nothing else; and nothing less; used for emphasis.
    When I say "eat your dinner," it means "eat your dinner," period!


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