period (n.)
point of completion, fitting conclusion, consummation
KL V.iii.202.2[Edgar to Albany, of his story] This would have seemed a period / To such as love not sorrow
MW III.iii.42[Falstaff to Mistress Ford, of meeting her] This is the period of my ambition
MW IV.ii.208[Mistress Ford to Mistress Page, of Falstaff] there would be no period to the jest, should he not be publicly shamed
R3 I.iii.237[Queen Margaret to Richard] let me make the period to my curse!
R3 II.i.44[King Edward to all] There wanteth now our brother Gloucester here / To make the blessed period of this peace
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