quote

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v quote put quote marks around "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
    • v quote repeat a passage from "He quoted the Bible to her"
    • v quote refer to for illustration or proof "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"
    • v quote name the price of "quote prices for cars"
    • n quote a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    • n quote a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Of the 2200 persons quoted in the current edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," only 164 are women.
    • n Quote kwōt A note upon an author.
    • Quote To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
    • Quote 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.
    • Quote (Com) To name the current price of.
    • Quote To notice; to observe; to examine.
    • Quote To set down, as in writing. "He's quoted for a most perfidious slave."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quote To note down; set down in writing; hence, in general, to note; mark; observe.
    • quote To adduce from some author or speaker; cite, as a passage from some author or a saying of some speaker; name, repeat, or adduce as the utterance of some other person, or by way of authority or illustration; also, to cite the words of: as, to quote a passage from Homer; to quote Shakspere or one of his plays; to quote chapter and verse.
    • quote In writing or printing, to inclose within quotation-marks; distinguish as a quotation or as quoted matter by marking: as, the dialogue in old books is not quoted.
    • quote In com., to name, as the price of stocks, produce, etc.; name the current price of.
    • quote To cite the words of another; make a quotation.
    • n quote A note upon an author.
    • n quote A quotation, or the marking of a quotation.
    • n quote A quotation-mark: usually in the plural.
    • n quote A quotient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Quote kwōt to repeat the words of any one: to adduce for authority or illustration: to give the current price of: to enclose within quotation marks:
    • v.i Quote to make a quotation
    • v.t Quote kwōt (Shak.) to set down in writing
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Quotations

  • Amos Bronson Alcott
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    “One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.”
  • Robert Benchley
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    “The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself, is to quote one.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
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    “The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “I quote others in order to better express myself.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. quoter, F. coter, to letter, number, to quote, LL. quotare, to divide into chapters and verses, fr. L. quotus,. See Quota
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. quoter, to number—Low L. quotāre, to divide into chapters and verses—L. quotus, of what number?—quot, how many?

Usage

In literature:

A late work may quote an earlier; but how, it may be asked, can the earlier reciprocally quote the later?
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
This is the meaning of the sutra quoted above.
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
A very curious early manuscript has come under our notice, in which the common proverbs of the time are quoted by one of the villains.
"Proverb Lore" by F. Edward Hulme
Burton's History of Scotland quoted from or referred to, 4, 122, 195, 203.
"John Knox" by Wm. M. Taylor
I will here quote partially the report given in one of the Greek papers of the time.
"Is Polite Society Polite?" by Julia Ward Howe
Come to think of it, Citibank will quote you ten-year forwards.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
He often used Taoist language in his teachings, quoting Chuang Tzu to make a point.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
Such instances have yet to be quoted; whilst even if quoted, they would not be conclusive.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Falls City, we would say that we will not require same from you, having been quoted a more favourable rate.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
Perhaps Salisbury was quoting Harcourt.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
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In poetry:

Alas! though bards make verse sublime,
And lines to quote,
It takes a fool like me to rhyme
About a goat.
"The Goat And I" by Robert W Service
My work be never quoted,
When friends on rocks are hurled—
Ah! she’s a little woman
I’d back against the world.
"I'd Back Again the World" by Henry Lawson
My Mews quite blushes as she sings of
The fatle charge which now I quote:
He says Miss took his two best rings off,
And pawned 'em for a tenpun note.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
No need to quote the truths he spoke
That burned through years of war and shame,
While History carves with surer stroke
Across our map his noonday fame.
"California's Greeting To Seward" by Francis Bret Harte
Her pearls, and rubies too, she quotes,
And mantles more than sumptuous:
Lord! but the purple's naught to us,--
We're just now taking off our coats.
Rap! rap!--
"Fortune" by Pierre Jean de Beranger
"The world is too much with us," wrote
Wise Wordsworth, whom I love to quote,
When rhymes are coy;
And simple is the world I see,
With bud and bloom and brook and tree
To give me joy.
"Simplicity" by Robert W Service

In news:

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Josh Brolin as George W Bush in & quot ;W.& quot .
Joseph Henabery as Abraham Lincoln in & quot ;Birth of a Nation& quot .
Ralph Bellamy as Franklin D Roosevelt in & quot ;Sunrise at Campobello& quot .
Robin Williams as Theodore Roosevelt in & quot ;Night at the Museum& quot .
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In science:

The quoted errors are the statistical ones obtained from the fit.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
X0 × T with Hilbert polynomial P and let Q ⊂ Quot(V ⊗ W , P ) be the open set Q(T ) = ( V ⊗ W → E → 0, with R1pT ∗ (E (N )) = 0 and V ⊗ OT → pT ∗E (N ) induces an isomorphism ) .
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
The uncertainties ∆ρ quoted here refer to the half-width of the histogram indicating the probability of finding a certain density during the simulation.
Phase Behavior of a Simple Model for Membrane Proteins
The number quoted for the α = 0 case in Fig. 2 is close to this estimate.
Structure of wavefunctions in (1+2)-body random matrix ensembles
This can also be seen in the values quoted in Table 1.
Remarks on the extraction of freeze-out parameters
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