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Definitions of mention

  1. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; " the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; " the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; " the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  2. make reference to; " His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
  3. commend; " he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
  4. an official recognition of merit; " although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
  5. a remark that calls attention to something or someone; " she made frequent mention of her promotion"; " there was no mention of it"; " the speaker made several references to his wife"
  6. make mention of; " She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; " They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  7. To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name.
  8. A speaking or notice of anything, - usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
  9. A brief notice; light or chance remark; hint.
  10. To speak briefly of; name; refer to.
  11. A brief notice or remark: a hint.
  12. To notice briefly: to remark: to name.
  13. MENTIONABLE.
  14. Notice; slight remark.
  15. To notice; remark; name.
  16. To refer to or name without description.
  17. The act of mentioning; brief reference.
  18. A hint; a cursory remark or notice.
  19. To notice incidentally; to name.
  20. A hint or suggestion; a brief statement in words or writing.
  21. To write or express in words; to utter a brief remark; to name.
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Quotes of mention

  1. Dictatorships do cut down on rape, and pillage, not to mention sexual harassment, by the simple expedient of sending people to labour camps for life or cutting off their hands without a trial. – Barbara Amiel
  2. I think it could be the biggest information problem that we face. 'If somebody is abroad and they even mention the name of an American citizen, bang, off goes the tap, and no more information is collected. – Charles Foster Bass
  3. Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity. – Lionel Blue
  4. People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government- I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee- not to mention the diplomatic international experience. – Carol Moseley Braun
  5. I was unwise enough to actually mention this in public a few times, and in fact to point out that there were two versions of the book now. One of them had somebody else's name on the cover, one had my name on the cover. – Jonathan Franzen
  6. I mention this fact as tending to support what I have often heard stated, namely, that a shark's sense of smell is so keen that, if men ever bathe in seas where they are found, a shark is almost sure to appear directly afterwards. – George Grey
  7. I won't mention the word tired. This is the 20th century and I can go around a little faster. – Geri Halliwell
  8. You could mention my name in any hallway in any academic institution and you would have people foaming at the mouth. – David Horowitz
  9. I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that's been fed to them. – Curtis Lemay
  10. Mozart has written opera, symphony, sacred and chamber music- not to mention his piano and violin concerti. – Neville Marriner
  11. I should mention that I am a member of the board of directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors. – Merton Miller
  12. That was clearly surprising, interesting- a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it. – Jon Postel
  13. Funny you mention my dinner parties when I have just suggested that inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people. To me it's a form of sacrament. – Sally Quinn
  14. Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way; he dissects it and tells the structure, you know, 'you don't mention that part here.' But that's what's interesting about it and the people who are absent are interesting too. – Bob Saget
  15. So you can say whatever you want and quote me however you want about politics and make the next payday, and that's fine because I'm making that deal with you, but just mention the movie along the way, OK? – James Woods

Usage examples for mention

  1. She was there too, but I forgot to mention her. – The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said by Padraic Colum
  2. Did you mention to any person what you have told here to- day? – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  3. When she at last decided to open her eyes and lips, of course there was no mention of you. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  4. Of him also mention was made to- night. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  5. What had put it into her head to mention her father and mother, of whom he had never, during the twelve years she had lived with him, spoken to her? – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. But he did not mention Ramsey. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  7. Do I ever mention his name? – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. I have heard Harkness mention you. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. But though she was quite sure, she did not mention his name. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. But Johnny did mention firin' one shot at a party on a hoss. – Paradise Bend by William Patterson White
  11. That is why I asked you not to mention it to any one. – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  12. Did you mention me? – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  13. It would, I felt, be wrong to mention what my uncle might wish forgotten; and as I did not know what he meant, it could serve no end. – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  14. So it is, now you come to mention it. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  15. William heard his name: how many times had he heard his poor father mention the name in connection with his hopeful prospects! – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. Did I not mention it? – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  17. It is enough to mention them. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  18. If you do, we'll go into the thing right now, and then, if it can be got over, never mention it again. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  19. And now that you mention it, think about the two. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. If Joan was ready to mention names, she was ready too. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall

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