Period

Period (from Greek περίοδος) or periodic may refer to:

  • Timeframe, a length or era of time
  • Full stop, also called a period – a dot at the end of a sentence

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Famous quotes containing the word period:

    There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)

    Intellectual life is international. Only a period of discouragement, an age that has given up on itself, that wants to “preserve,” that has been driven onto the defensive, can be intellectually nationalist. Such a period is essentially “conservative.” A person who has progress in his heart is international.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)