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The Oxford dictionary of quotations.

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Quotations.,
  • Quotations, English.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6080 .O95 1979, PN6081 .O9 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 907 p.
    Number of Pages907
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22461227M
    ISBN 10019211560X

    So the quotations on which the Oxford English Dictionary is based began to come in, and continued to come in for about 20 years. The first editor of the dictionary died very soon after taking up the task. Share - Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (, Book) Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (, Book) Be the first to write a review. About this product. Pre-owned: lowest price. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

      The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations edited by Peter Kemp Over 4, quotations around the theme of writing and the life of writers. Peter Author: Guardian Staff. Get this from a library! The Oxford dictionary of quotations. [Angela Partington;] -- For over 50 years, Oxford's Dictionary Department has been collecting, sourcing, researching, and authenticating quotations on an international scale. In doing so, it has created one of the richest.

    The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has long been hailed as the most literary quotation book available. Here readers will find in one volume the wit and wisdom of humanity--the finest lines to be found in Shakespeare, the Bible, Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, and hundreds of other writers, philosophers, political figures, and entertainers.5/5(1).   The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9, quotations from more than 2, authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool. Based on the highly acclaimed seventh edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, this new edition maintains its extensive coverage of literary and Brand: Oxford University Press.


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O quotations A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present – from the ancients of East and West to the global village of the 21st century. Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of quotations for all occasions.

Whether you lean towards the words of Jane Austen: ‘Think only of the. 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 (,).

Her other editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, ), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (), and the /5(17).

A historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Elizabeth Knowles has had a long association with Oxford Quotations Dictionaries.

As well as the 5th and 6th editions of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (, ), her editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2nd edition, ), the Oxford /5(11). In there was an initial suggestion for ‘an Oxford Dictionary of Poetry Quotations (not foreign quotations)’, to be based on ‘Oxford texts and the N.E.D.

[now the Oxford English Dictionary]’. The idea was not immediately followed up, and it was not until the s that the project got under way. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has long been hailed as the most literary quotation book available.

Here readers will find in one volume the wit and wisdom of humanity--the finest lines to be found in Shakespeare, the Bible, Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, and hundreds of other writers, philosophers, political figures, and entertainers.

This major new edition offers the broadest and most up-to /5(5). The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations book. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Description * Special words for special occasi /5. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has been long hailed as the most literary quotation book available, and the newest edition is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind.

O quotations from every era and every location bring you the wisdom of ages and the sound bites of today/5. (Sue Magee, Book Bag) About the Author.

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 (,)/5(35).

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is absolutely the ultimate reference book of quotations. Pithy, sensitive, ridiculous, literary, outrageous, political - no matter. If someone said it and it was worth recording, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations recorded it.5/5(5). The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in and for 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present.

The seventh edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find /5(44). The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9, quotations from more than 2, authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool.

The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in and for 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The seventh edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of 5/5(1).

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Preface What is a “quotation”. It is a saying or piece of writing that strikes people as so true or memorable that they quote it (or allude to it) in speech or writing.

Often they will quote it directly, introducing it with a phrase like “As——says” but equally often they will assume that. Ever since the first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations published over 70 years ago, this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations both past and present.

The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that only half-remembered line in a collection. You can find more information about quotations on Oxford Reference, including links to more useful information and a free dictionary of o quotations.

You can even listen to the original recordings of some of the best-known modern quotations in the famous Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Named the #2 reference book that is essential for a home library by Donald Altschiller, Wall Street Journal Named a Best Book of by Amazon “Shapiro does original research, earning his 1,page volume a place on the quotation shelf next to Bartlett's and Oxford's.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine “More comprehensive than any other quotation-reference work.”—Katie.

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS SECOND EDITION Revised And Reset by Oxford University and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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 (,).

Her other editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, ), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (), and Brand: Oxford University Press.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, often simply called Bartlett's, is an American reference work that is the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of book was first issued in and is currently in its eighteenth edition, published in The book arranges its entries by author, rather than by subject, as many other quotation collections, and enters the authors Author: John Bartlett.

Buy a cheap copy of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations book. Free shipping over $. Get this from a library! Oxford dictionary of quotations. [Elizabeth Knowles;] -- Here is a major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available, bringing you the wit and wisdom of past and present--from the ancient adages of East and West to today's most.Oxford dictionary of quotations Susan Ratcliffe The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available, containing over 9, quotations from more than 2, authors, the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is both a fascinating read and an invaluable general reference tool.1 (informal quote) [countable] a group of words or a short piece of writing taken from a book, play, speech, etc.

and repeated because it is interesting or useful The book began with a quotation from Goethe. a dictionary of quotations Two short quotations will illustrate my point.; 2 [uncountable] the act of repeating something interesting or useful that another person has written or said The.