• WordNet 3.6
    • n mentioner a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally
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  • Michael Monahan
    Michael Monahan
    “In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.”
  • Thomas Haynes Bayly
    Thomas Haynes Bayly
    “Oh! no! we never mention her, her name is never heard; my lips are now forbid to speak, that once familiar word.”
  • John Wolcot
    John Wolcot
    “What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!”
  • Jane Austen
    “You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.”
  • J. J. Procter
    J. J. Procter
    “There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.”


Don't mention it - This is used as a response to being thanked, suggesting that the help given was no trouble.
Don't mention the war - This means that you shouldn't speak about things that could cause an argument or tension.This idiom was used in a classic episode of the much-loved British comedy series Fawlty Towers. As a consequence if you use this phrase in Britain, listeners will understand you to be referring to Germans, or just start laughing.


In literature:

In some old writers I find no mention of Lucretius as consul; they place Horatius immediately after Brutus.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Notwithstanding the objects mentioned were Ed.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Four are mentioned as daughters of Jupiter and Plusia, while some accounts speak of seven Muses, daughters of Pierus.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
The mention of a temple to Shamash at Sippar reverts to a still earlier period than that of its rival.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Mr. Hershey's name and work have been mentioned.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
In the last-mentioned State, they seized about forty, who were in jail for trial.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The male spirit you mention was a clergyman of the Church of England.
"Seen and Unseen" by E. Katharine Bates
The services of Dr. Frieze as Acting President for the two years preceding President Angell's election are mentioned elsewhere.
"The University of Michigan" by Wilfred Shaw
Bochart believes him to have been the same with Magog, mentioned in the book of Genesis.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
Mention has been made of the insurrection of slaves in South Carolina in the last century.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams

In poetry:

From every pain
We do not mention
Grows a chestnut tree
That stays mysterious behind us
"Far Within Us #1" by Vasko Popa
They told me you had been to her,
And mentioned me to him;
She gave me a good character,
But said I could not swim.
"The White Rabbit's Verses" by Lewis Carroll
But to my theme. The Asian sage,
Whose name above I mention,
Lived in the pitchy Pagan age,
A life without pretension.
"A Hyde Park Larrikin" by Henry Kendall
Letters leave a lot unsaid,
Often are not understood,
Seem to mean more than they do,
Fail to mention what they should.
""Don't be angry if I write..."" by Konstantin Simonov
I'd rather have your hatred
Than this lifeless loving claim,
If your heart beat one throb faster
At mention of my name.
"O! Take Away Your Flowers" by Madge Morris Wagner
Yea, till its sentiment was wreathed
About her eye it came,
And all its foregone influence breathed
At mention of her name.
"Cora" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Food Network star's bloopers and blunders, not to mention the eyebrow-raising antics and even some down-and-dirty cussin'.
Oh yeah, did I mention I have an article up about the new album.
Back in April, I mentioned how I have always been unusually taken with St Bernard Parish.
Taco Cabana mentioned on their Facebook page You can grab a free Chicken Fajita Taco on October 2nd from 5pm to 8pm.
Irie recalls sitting in a meeting with Rothstein at Nikki Beach when a charity employee mentioned they were $500,000 short for a project.
My uncertainty on this point would be a minor concern if, after having spent three quarters of his review writing in his own way about calligraphy , Simon Leys did not mention the "abundant inspiration" he has drawn from my book.
Wade Phillips has mentioned that the fourth cornerback spot isn't too big of a concern because Ball can play there in a pinch.
As I mentioned on last week's edition of The Forum, based on the general feedback in our chats, via Twitter and on this very blog, fans are equally sick of players and owners when it comes to the lockout.
Here's a look at the people mentioned in the case.
During a discussion of possible remedies for eczema on your public radio program, someone mentioned that drinking oolong tea reduced his symptoms.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I came to Charlotte, N.C.
Mention wildflower viewing and people immediately think Joshua Tree or the Lancaster desert.
Not to mention that plaque, coffee stains and evidence of a midday chocolate break aren't exactly attractive.
The encyclopedia has long been the standard bearer for factual information and historical accounts -- not to mention a mark of status for their owners, many of whom paid for them in monthly installments.
It wasn't so long ago when even in this state the mere mention of gay, lesbian or bisexual issues in schools or prisons could start a sex panic in the press.

In science:

As we mentioned before, the self-overlap a(t) is the unitary percent of automata which has the same state in t + 1 and t.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
I have mentioned the Schroedinger evolution of the state S (t) of the universe.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
First we mention the following general property of our initial data.
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
F is the Fermi velocity, and 2kF/λ ∼= 1 as we mentioned in Sec.
Coherent description of electrical and thermal impurity-and-phonon limited transport in simple metals
As mentioned in the proof of 1.2, the multiplicities of various unipotent representations have been explicitly computed in [L2] for many x ∈ W .
Rationality properties of unipotent representations