One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Indentation of a paragraph in which all lines except the first are indented.
- ‘It is easier to look for a particular reference in a list of hanging paragraphs than in a list of ordinary paragraphs.’
- ‘This method obviously fails if no break occurs in subsequent lines, but it works for the common, idiomatic use of hanging paragraphs in manual pages.’
- ‘Do the words of the hanging paragraph effect this type of change?’
- ‘Our normal résumé style is to use block paragraphs at the beginning of a job description, indented paragraphs within job descriptions, and hanging paragraphs for publications.’
- ‘This made it very easy to create very nice bullet lists, and the user never had to worry about ‘negative indents’ and hanging paragraphs and stuff like that.’
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