inverted comma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inverted comma a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
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Usage

In literature:

He misquotes some passages, altering words within inverted commas...
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
He puts words from me in inverted commas and alters them.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
I have also begun and ended what the Princess says with inverted commas.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
They will be found in inverted commas.
"An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African" by Thomas Clarkson
Yet I looked in vain to see if they wore their inverted commas.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
He always tried to safeguard the simplest, most sincere moments of his life by inverted commas.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
I said 'noble' in inverted commas, dear.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
This is certainly his meaning, but, with the exception of the words within inverted commas, it is not his language.
"Selections from Previous Worksand Remarks on Romanes' Mental Evolution in Animals" by Samuel Butler
To use the square brackets in this way is often more convenient than to break the inverted commas and to begin them again.
""Stops"" by Paul Allardyce
The lines marked with inverted commas, "thus", are omitted in the representation.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
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In science:

Without causing any misunderstandings, like in , we will denote by F L the quotient algebra F L/I and call it ′′ loop algebra′′ (in inverted commas).
The classification on simple Moufang loops
Let F H be a loop algebra (without inverted commas) of loop H .
The classification on simple Moufang loops
It follows from the definition of ′′ the loop algebra′′ CF (H ) that CF (H ) = F H/I , where I is the ideal of loop algebra (without inverted commas) F H .
The classification on simple Moufang loops
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