Example sentences for: parkes

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  • This work was Parkes' magisterial Pause and Effect: An Introduction to the History of Punctuation in the West , a book that at last stripped the cloak of anonymity from the important work of commas, periods, dashes, colons, semicolons, and countless other full- and part-time functionaries.

  • Several times a day I still think of Parkes' disquisition on the now-obsolete punctuation mark known as a percontativus , a question mark flopped backward and used to indicate a question that is purely rhetorical.

  • I recall a heady few days in 1993 when a new reference work by Malcolm Parkes, a lecturer in paleography at Oxford, enjoyed a certain modest vogue.

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