quotation mark

Definitions

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

In literature:

He puts everything under marks of quotation which he has ever heard before.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
We had marked it for quotation, but it is too long, and we do not wish to mar its effect by mutilation.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
He places the expression within quotation marks, and repeats it, over and over again.
"Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather" by Charles W. Upham
We had marked for quotation, as a sample of its virulent tone, "The Ceremony and Manner of Baptizing Antichrist," in No.
"Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854" by Various
Quotation marks inclose every quotation of the exact words of another.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Treatment of quotation marks.
"My Friends the Savages" by Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Let us dispense with quotation marks to cover it.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Title of most famous poem in quotation marks.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
Below, in quotation-marks, were the words:!!!
"Campaigning in Cuba" by George Kennan
We had marked passages for quotation, which our limits will not permit.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 3, March, 1852" by Various
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In news:

The phrase in quotation marks means intoxicating wine.
House plans to act fast on gay marriage," you put quotation marks around "ex-gay".
Bartender Mark Pollman owns more than 5,000 cocktail-related books and is himself the author of one called Bottled Wisdom, a collection of 1,008 quotations about drinking.
What do quotation marks signify.
Put them inside the quotation marks.
Ndamukong Suh will be punished this week for reading past an important set of quotation marks.
No Quotation Marks on These Sardines.
The press release did not explain why JTP chose to put single quotation marks around the word "Americans".
In Elizabeth Kolbert's article "Senator Pothole " (Oct 27), a conversation between Senator Alfonse D'Amato and me is put in quotation marks.
I am usually the narrator during the first semester and the students read what is inside the quotation marks.
"That's not me using quotation marks, that's me scratching your eyes out.".
Students in Ms Rica and Mrs Sasso's fourth grade class at Valley Road School in Clark got creative with quotation marks by revising sentence strips.
Using yarn, scissors, and glue, each student cut and pasted the yarn onto their sentence strips to create quotation marks around the dialogue.
The period outside the quotation marks is not a copy error.
Displaying results 1 - 25 of 47 for quotation mark.
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In science:

Zwierlein (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994). When referring to specific measures of disorder, order or complexity, we enclose these words in quotation marks to distinguish the measures from the general concepts. J.P.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
So they are not correlation functions ; this is the reason why above we used the words “fields” and “correlation functions” with quotation marks only.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Observe, first of all, that although “any Xi preserves any form θj ”, the condition in quotation marks does not survive the operation (2) of complete prolongation whereas the condition “preserve D” is not so strong and survives it.
How to realize Lie algebras by vector fields
But f irst, we recall what does the term in quotation marks mean.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
This idea was supported by simulations based on random walk model (hence the quotation marks in the “photon”), which reproduced fairly well the experimental data.
Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers
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