hanging indent

  

Definition

Style of paragraph composing in which the first line of a text is aligned with the left-margin, and all other lines are indented (moved toward right) by an equal amount of space. Used rarely, except in displaying lists of data. Also called out-denting.

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  • The New York publisher had stopped using the hanging indent style of paragraph composition several years ago, but when the old-time novelist resurfaced with a new manuscript ready for publication, he insisted upon it.

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  • My friend was really good at language and English, that he even used a hanging indent on his paper, which was amazing.

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  • Sometimes using a hanging indent in a memo can make it look more professional and better get your point across.

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