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period

  • a length or portion of time
  • a punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence or an abbreviation
  • belonging to or characteristic of a past historical time, especially in style or design
Use the "Sentences" section of the app to practice with different usage examples of the word.

Examples

First performed in 1948, it is interesting today only as a period piece.

You said we entered a dark period in American history.

In the first period of extra time both teams played at a frenetic pace with tenacious defending keeping Keighley’s hopes alive.

Why is a penalty in the first period of a game in December not a penalty in the third period of a game in March?

Nevertheless, the eighteenth century was a period of rapid urban growth.

The survey covered the one-year period ending November, 2003.

A home that has both period style and modern comforts - is it perfection?

Benefits are usually offered after a six-month probationary period and backdated to the start of employment.

His save percentage and GAA in the third period is better than in the first two periods.

a consultation period

you’re not going out tonight, period!

Hopefully, the pertinent questions will be asked after the initial period of mourning.

On release from prison he will have to serve an extended two-year period on licence.

What is the period of the continued fractions of the following numbers?
The 1980s were a hectic period in his personal life.

They totally dominated the first period, scoring five and conceding one.

We have entered a critical period in financial history.

One of the most enjoyable events in Bolivia is Carnival, the period preceding Lent.

The file dates span the period between September 1996 and April 1997.

At the first event some people were unsure about dressing up in period costume.

This old period house and shop front set beside the bridge and River Moy has a mystique all of its own.

There is an extra period called injury time, usually in the vicinity of three minutes.

the Jurassic period

“You hate cats period,” Tiffany reminded her fondly.

She hadn’t left Hong Kong during the two-week incubation period, it said.

The Book of Kells is one of the great masterpieces that has come down to us from a period often referred to as the Dark Ages.

Uh, you really need to take this up next period in your Comparative Religion class.

I would look at it later and make sense of it but, as for now, I had to get to my next lesson because the free period would probably be nearing an end.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be period re-enactments of historical trials in the old Law Courts in City Hall.

she got her period