This dictionary has been compiled from extensive evidence of the quotations that are team of checkers, who verified the quotations at libraries in Oxford. on acid-free paper by To my late father George McDonald (–) whose love of words both Oxford Dictio The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. Life is too short to blend in', the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations provides the ultimate answer to the questions 'Who said that? (and when, and why)'.Drawing on.
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Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over new quotations have been added to this eighth. Containing quotations from authors as diverse as Elizabeth Arden, Billy Connolly, William Shatner, and Desmond Tutu, the dictionary is author-organized with. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, Number. 28, , pp. Oxford Dictionary ofPhrase, Saying, and Quotation.
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Edited by Elizabeth Knowles Previous Edition 7 ed. Bibliographic Information Publisher: Author Elizabeth Knowles, editor Elizabeth Knowles is a historical lexicographer who worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary and was Editor of the 5th, 6th, and 7th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations , , Read More.
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Continue Find out more. Quotations For over 70 years, Oxford has been collecting, sourcing, researching, and authenticating quotations, and in so doing it has developed one of the richest language resources in the world today.
What is a quotation? Where do we find quotations? Finding out more You can find more information about quotations on Oxford Reference , including links to more useful information and a free dictionary of over 12, quotations. Further reading. What is the origin of 'sleep tight'?
One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained. Regular and irregular verbs A glimpse at English verbs and their inflections. Quotations, the most elaborate and idiosyncratically expressive of the three types, are identified with particular individuals.
Phrases and sayings together constitute roughly one-third of the book's material, with quotations making up the bulk of most of its thematic sections.
The editor's purpose in incorporating phrases and sayings into a quotation dictionary is to show the relationships among the three different types of utterance — in particular, the various permutations a particular expression may undergo as it is taken up and disseminated by different speakers and writers.
This is surely one of the most interesting aspects of the book. In the thematic section Absence, for example, the phrase gone with the wind appears with the gloss 'gone completely, disappeared without trace'; this is followed by a cross-reference to a quotation in the section Memory, where the original context of the phrase is given: Gone with the wind Such depth of treatment is typical of the book and extremely illuminating for the reader.
Cited material is organized alphabetically by theme, a sensible arrangement for the user who comes to the book with an idea and seeks a quotation , saying, or phrase to illustrate it. Dates and supplemental information Dictionaries: Journal ofthe Dictionary Sodety ofNorth America 28 , Reviews provided in explanatory notes help to contextualize the entries historically and culturally.
Semantic glosses, especially for phrases, are generously supplied. Numerous cross-references point to related entries and thematic sections , alerting the reader to different variations of the same expression as Thomas Jefferson's "When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry a hundred" and Mark Twain's "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear" or to different groupings treating a similar idea Idealism and Hope, Equality and Human Rights, etc.