Synonyms for paragraph

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-graf, -grahf
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf

Top 10 synonyms for paragraph Other synonyms for the word paragraph

Définition of paragraph

Origin :
  • late 15c., from Middle French paragraphe "division of text" (13c., Old French paragrafe), from Medieval Latin paragraphus "sign for start of a new section of discourse" (the sign looked something like a stylized letter -P-), from Greek paragraphos "short stroke in the margin marking a break in sense," also "a passage so marked," literally "anything written beside," from paragraphein "write by the side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).
  • As in item : noun part, article
  • As in article : noun section of document
  • As in passage : noun excerpt from document
  • As in text : noun subject matter of document
  • As in indentation : noun division
  • As in clause : noun provision in document
Example sentences :
  • Before returning it to his pocket he stole a glance at the last lines of a paragraph.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Here and there a paragraph was marked, and leaves dog's-eared.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • The Times of to-day has a paragraph on the big trees of California.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870 » by Various
  • She cannot love him, or she could not be thinking of a paragraph in the newspaper at this moment.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • As it's so serious the paragraph shall go in, I promise you.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • Sir, that paragraph is an excrescence on the tree of our liberty.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • Its first paragraph, to the word "separation," is a noble introduction.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • Illustrations have been moved where necessary so that they are not in the middle of a paragraph.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • There was a paragraph in a corner of the paper, which caught his eye at once.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • One of the brethren thought it his duty to show this paragraph to John.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

Antonyms for paragraph

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