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  • A three-line quotation from one of Shakspeare's plays
    A three-line quotation from one of Shakspeare's plays
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quotation the practice of quoting from books or plays etc. "since he lacks originality he must rely on quotation"
    • n quotation a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    • n quotation a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity
    • n quotation a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage "the student's essay failed to list several important citations","the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book","the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: NASDAQ stand for, "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations."
    • Quotation (Print) A piece of hollow type metal, lower than type, and measuring two or more pica ems in length and breadth, used in the blank spaces at the beginning and end of chapters, etc.
    • Quotation Quota; share.
    • Quotation That which is quoted or cited; a part of a book or writing named, repeated, or adduced as evidence or illustration.
    • Quotation The act of quoting or citing.
    • Quotation (Com) The naming or publishing of the current price of stocks, bonds, or any commodity; also, the price named.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Of the 2200 persons quoted in the current edition of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," only 164 are women.
    • n quotation The act of quoting or citing.
    • n quotation That which is quoted; an expression, a statement, or a passage cited or repeated as the utterance of some other speaker or writer; a citation.
    • n quotation In com., the current price of commodities or stocks, published in prices-current, etc.
    • n quotation [Abbr. of quotation-quadrat.] In printing, a large hollow quadrat, usually of the size 3 × 4 picas, made for the larger blanks in printed matter.
    • n quotation Synonyms Extract. See quote.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The bestselling books of all time are The Bible (6billion+), Quotations from the Works of Mao Tse-tung (900million+), and The Lord of the Rings (100million+)
    • ns Quotation act of quoting: that which is quoted: the current price of anything
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
  • James Baldwin
    “When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.”
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    “Life itself is a quotation.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.”
  • W. I. E. Gates
    W. I. E. Gates
    “Stronger than an army is a quotation whose time has come.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Quote
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?


In literature:

Little idea of its logic and virility can be conveyed by detached quotations.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Do not underscore the title, or unnecessarily place it in quotation marks.
"The Century Handbook of Writing" by Garland Greever
We have still to make a few remarks upon the quotation in Acts ii.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
In course lectures, quotations must be read, as a rule, as there is not time enough between lectures to commit them to memory.
"The Art of Lecturing" by Arthur M. (Arthur Morrow) Lewis
We have hitherto considered prophecy and fulfilment independently of the quotation by St. Matthew.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
The first quotation is of course from Burns.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Only what one has taken down verbatim should be put within quotation marks.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
After the earliest times quotations were indicated by ticks on the margin or by indented paragraphs.
"Books Before Typography" by Frederick W. Hamilton
On each petal write a familiar quotation relating to the rose.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
The six quotations following are in the same scene.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
And started it out with a quotation from Shakespeare or somebody about Love looking with the mind, not with the eyes!
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
I now come to remark on the remaining part of the quotation I have made from Mr. Burke.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
My quotations have been enough to show the emotional force and the trenchant irony of Latzko's book.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Quotations went down to six dollars and to four, and still ours were not ready to ship.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
From her book, therefore, we can offer no quotations.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
For some time the quotations had been stationary.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
Because no man has furnished so many stock quotations.
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
Dacier, 82; quotation from, 267.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
HANDBOOK OF FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS, chiefly from English Authors.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
In the chapter on Surgery a quotation from his Expostulation on this matter will be found.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh

In poetry:

Quotation! Ah, thou droppest as the gentle
rain from heaven,
Thy brow is wet with honest sweat and the
stars on thy head are seven.
"To Quotation" by Franklin Pierce Adams
"Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears!"
(They were all of them fond of quotations:
So they drank to his health, and they gave him three cheers,
While he served out additional rations).
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"Friends, Romans, and countrymen, lend me your ears!"
(They were all of them fond of quotations:
So they drank to his health, and they gave him three cheers,
While he served out additional rations).
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

In defense of "like" as a quotative.
No Quotation Marks on These Sardines.
NEW YORK — So much has changed since we last heard from Bartlett's Familiar Quotations a decade ago.
I entered that quotation - in quotations - as a Google Internet search the other day and got a funny answer as the No.
Then get Aestiva Quotation and never look back.
I am usually the narrator during the first semester and the students read what is inside the quotation marks.
With such rudimentary tools Diemolding had no way to efficiently monitor expiration dates, and as a result, found itself losing quotations .
"That's not me using quotation marks, that's me scratching your eyes out.".
The University of Alaska Anchorage is soliciting quotations for snow plowing services for Kodiak College.
Instructions for Onsite ISA Training Quotation Form.
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.
Quotation ( from American Dream ) 2003 250' W x 6 D x 13'H Mixed Media.

In science:

In order to avoid any confusion, we always use these names in quotation marks.
Nonhermitean Random Matrix Models
If, simultaneously, many of the players change their strategies then the quotation process may collapse due to the lack of opposite moves.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
We present here a selection of Einstein quotations on this important concept.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Authoritilessness’ (question fairly well established ideas, concepts and practices—take nothing for granted, as a necessary given; see Einstein quotation below).
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
They then become label led as ‘conceptual necessities’, ‘a priori situations’, etc.” in the quotation we saw in the introduction, he was ‘subconsciously’ referring to the a priori concept (and use by CDG-means) of the spacetime continuum in GR.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
Quotation reproduced with permission of the Editors.
The Diffuse Interstellar Bands: A Major Problem in Astronomical Spectroscopy
On the one hand the microscopic time and distance noted in the quotation given are derived from the Larmor formula for the radiation power of an accelerating charged particle.
Frisch, Muller and Belot on an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics
The above quotations taken from Landau paper comprise to a large extent its content.
Landau's Last Paper and its Impact on Developments in Mathematics, Physics and Other Disciplines in New Millennium
Therefore, p(I ) ∼ P (X0 > x) if “⊲⊳i equals > for each i ∈ I (ℓ), and ⊲⊳i equals < for each i ∈ I ′(ℓ)”; while p(I ) = o{P (X0 > x)} if the property in quotation marks fails.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
Please do not forget the quotation marks around the file name.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
As pointed out in the above quotation of G. E. P.
Significance testing without truth
When further refinements are expressed in relation to the quotation, these are added to the actual quoted sequence, using the usual descriptive vocabulary available from the TEI guidelines.
TEI and LMF crosswalks
Of course, a possible instance of a Requirement may also be a Quotation.
TEI and LMF crosswalks
There will be few if any detailed quotations of results or exhibits of plots from the contributors to the meeting, and this overview will most likely be rather unbalanced.
CP and B Physics: Progress and Prospects
The second statement needs some amplification (which will be supplied in §5); however the reason for the quotation marks is the parity complications we referred to above.
Melrose--Uhlmann projectors, the metaplectic representation and symplectic cuts