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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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paragraphpar‧a‧graph /ˈpærəɡrɑːf $ -ɡræf/ ●●● S2 AWL noun [countable]  ALSLpart of a piece of writing which starts on a new line and contains at least one sentence the opening paragraphs of the novelparagraph verb [transitive]
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paragraphThroughout the book Melville has given his sentences and paragraphs and chapters a special intensity.A final paragraph for the benefit of a reader with some knowledge of special relativity.The following paragraphs suggest what sort of privileges such users might be assigned.However, paragraph 10.1 and other paragraphs dealing with interviews are not confined to those in custody.The book is a mixture of all points of view all in one paragraph.Letters can be compiled from standard paragraphs stored in the memory.This leaves one clear line space between the paragraphs.Responses to individual questionnaire items are discussed in turn: paragraph numbering reflects that of the relevant questionnaire items.
From Longman Business Dictionaryparagraphpar‧a‧graph /ˈpærəgrɑːf-græf/ noun [countable] a group of several related sentences in a piece of writing, with the first sentence beginning on a new line
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