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Definitions of quote

  1. repeat a passage from; " He quoted the Bible to her"
  2. refer to for illustration or proof; " He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
  3. a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  4. name the price of; " quote prices for cars"
  5. put quote marks around; " Here the author is quoting his colleague"
  6. To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
  7. To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
  8. To name the current price of.
  9. To notice; to observe; to examine.
  10. To set down, as in writing.
  11. A note upon an author.
  12. To repeat, as the words of some other person; repeat the words of, as an author or passage; name or cite, as an author or passage, sauthority or illustration; give the present price of.
  13. To repeat the words of another.
  14. Quoter.
  15. To repeat the words of any one: to adduce for authority or illustration: to give the current price of.
  16. To repeat the words of another; name the current price of.
  17. To repeat, as the words of a book or of a speaker; to cite; make a quotation.
  18. To give the market price of.
  19. Quotable.
  20. To cite; to repeat or adduce a passage from some author or speaker; to give the current, price of.
  21. To cite or note with chapter and verse; to name or adduce, as a passage from some author, by way of authority or illustration; to name, as the price of an article.
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Usage examples for quote

  1. I quote from Adam Smith. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  2. Let us go and quote it to our fox- hunters! – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  3. To give my readers some idea of their nature, I will quote four or five of them. – Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research by Michael Sage
  4. I shall be happy to take it at the rent you quote, if not already disposed of. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. I know of no better way to impress the reader with American co- operation in actual practice than to quote from a brief account of the California Fruit Growers' Exchange. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  6. " The first condition of democracy,"- to quote again from the program, " is effective personal freedom." – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  7. " To quote Garvan Spasso, 'Nobody can call that chicken- stealing. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  8. I quote from the letter of an American parent recently living in Berlin, who placed his children in a school there: The text books were unique. – The Pentecost of Calamity by Owen Wister
  9. I quote: " We charge that I. W. W. members have been murdered, and mention here a few of those who have lost their lives: " Joseph Michalish was shot to death by a mob of so- called citizens. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  10. To Gilbert this appeared one chief value of his paper: in an article from which I quote in the next chapter he gives it as one of the two reasons for which he toiled to keep G. K. 's Weekly in existence. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. The writers who quote the Chukches as an example of a race living exclusively on substances derived from the animal kingdom thus commit a complete mistake. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  12. I must quote some examples of such persons, taking care to select such as approach nearest to our standard of wisdom. – Treatises on Friendship and Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero
  13. If her son felt inclined to quote Shakspeare at the beginning of the conversation, she might have done so at the end of it; for all she wished to say was comprised in these words: " Nay, then, I'll send those to you that can speak." – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  14. The dates, which I have my own reasons for not giving, come below; and also a verse of the Bible, which I will not quote. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous
  15. " Pray do not quote the Bible," said Fanny in a voice of alarm, " till the right spirit has come upon you. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  16. In her chapter on Noise there are many remarks that I should like to quote, but the whole chapter is so valuable that it is hard to know where it stops, and so only a few expressions may be given here. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  17. He could quote a page of John Locke, but somehow the page didn't supply the one sentence needed for the occasion. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  18. That I may not in this be supposed to have asserted too much, I will quote a reading- lesson from a child's book, which I purchased in America as a curiosity, and is now in my possession. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
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