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I like textwidth, except that it inserts EOL characters, and that breaks what I consider to be a sentence. I'd like to go back to having a long sentence be a long sentence, but I want it visually broken.

wrapmargin also inserts EOLs and seems to just go from the right side of the screen, not the left, so that's out.

linebreak sounds like what I want, but, it seems like it allows you to fill the screen and then defines what character to break at; this is not what I want. Rather, I want to break at some definitive point like I can with textwidth (e.g. character 80) but without the EOL.

Does the option I want exist?

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There is wrap option that does almost what you want.

"Almost", because it wraps around window boundaries, not some defined textwidth:

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