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full stop

A phrase used to end the discussion of some topic or indicate that there are no exceptions or caveats to what has been said. In punctuation, "full stop" is another name for a period. You need to be home by nine, full stop.
See also: full, stop

full ˈstop

(British English) (also period American English, British English ) (spoken) used to emphasize that there is nothing more to say about a subject: I don’t have to give you any reasons. You can’t have a motorbike, full stop.I don’t like him, period.
See also: full, stop
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Work in close collaboration with the Full Stop editorial collective, receiving mentorship and support in producing, shaping, editing, and promoting writing and final project.
He ends Mofolo's semicolon phrase with a full stop. At the end of the following semicolon phrase he uses three dots which suggest that he opens the possibility for the reader to use her/his imagination to fill in what the gossip could imply for the king.
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Ms Thomas said: "Be the Full Stop is the public's opportunity to play a role in putting an end to child abuse."
This year's Full Stop Week marks the start of a new phase in the fight against child abuse."
The objects lie on the tables in repose, as if the artist had put a full stop to the flux of everyday life.
His 50 shirt also sports a green FULL STOP on the back, part of the WRU's sponsorship of NSPCC Cymru/Wales.
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As someone involved in the trade on the other side of the Atlantic, I found the story of African Business indeed an inspiring one--not only for African publishing but publishing full stop.
An F-14B Tomcat was on approach to an airfield for a full stop landing.
Lord Hartington, the Queen's representative and chairman at Ascot, will be joined in the winner's enclosure after the first race, the NSPCC Handicap Hurdle, by Nick Booth, NSPCC Full Stop campaign director, for the launch.
However, future generations will incorporate "follow-stop" capabilities that will brake to a full stop based on the behavior of the preceding vehicle.
Full stop. Having said that--as I used to tell minority taw students when they'd come into the workplace--racism does exist.
In 1982 he suffered a perforated colon and memorably said it almost became his full stop.