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The .paragraphList operator returns a list of paragraphs contained in a string. This operator requires running on macOS 10.14 and later. For example, to get a list of the discrete paragraphs in $Text:

$MyList = $Text.paragraphList; 

To set a string to the third paragraph of $Text (recall the .at(N) operator is zero-based):

$MyString = $Text.paragraphList.at(2); 

If wanting to iterate and test paragraphs, rather than chain $Text.paragraphList.each(){}, use the newer stream parsing method $Text.eachLine(){}. In both instance a line—or paragraph—is a substring—delimited by one of more successive line breaks.