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3.2.1 Paragraphs

One of the most common and most used capability is starting a paragraph. There are a number of different types of paragraphs, any of which can be initiated with macros supplied by the macro package. Normally, paragraphs start with a blank line and the first line indented, like the text in this manual. There are also block style paragraphs, which omit the indentation:

     Some   men  look   at  constitutions   with  sanctimonious
     reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too
     sacred to be touched.

And there are also indented paragraphs which begin with a tag or label at the margin and the remaining text indented.

     one   This is  the first paragraph.  Notice  how the first
           line of  the resulting  paragraph lines up  with the
           other lines in the paragraph.
           This  paragraph   had  a  long   label.   The  first
           character of text on the first line does not line up
           with  the  text  on  second  and  subsequent  lines,
           although they line up with each other.

A variation of this is a bulleted list.

     .     Bulleted lists start with a bullet.   It is possible
           to use other glyphs instead of the bullet.  In nroff
           mode using the ASCII character set for output, a dot
           is used instead of a real bullet.