What does the word emphasis mean?

Usage examples for emphasis

  1. " Gently, gently, child," the widow put in; and Horapollo answered with peculiar emphasis. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. " Of course he's goin' to get well," retorted Susan with emphasis. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. " I shall miss you terribly," cried Travers, a few moments afterwards, and with a hearty emphasis. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton