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  1. Indicates emphasis.
  2. (comics) Used repeatedly in some comics, indicating words that are important to the story or perhaps some increase in tone.
    • 1994 September 1, Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, volume 63 (in English), Vertigo, page 1:
      Larissa: See this? It's a hundred dollar bill. I'm giving you half of it. If you're still here when I get back, I shall give you the other half.
      Taxi driver: Okay, lady. I shall be here, unless there be guns. If there be guns, I will be gone.
  3. Used in some titles of book chapters, volumes, etc.

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