The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

by Elizabeth Knowles
     
 

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Fully revised and updated, the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying & Quotation adds proverbs and sayings from across the world to memorable phrases and quotations from across the centuries. This rich collection is arranged under a wide range of subjects—from Ability to Youth—making it an ideal place to look for an apt or pithy

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Fully revised and updated, the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying & Quotation adds proverbs and sayings from across the world to memorable phrases and quotations from across the centuries. This rich collection is arranged under a wide range of subjects—from Ability to Youth—making it an ideal place to look for an apt or pithy expression, or to explore the background of an extensive selection of related sayings and phrases. With 10% new material, in a new attractive page layout, the third edition includes many new quotations by a wide range of US authors, such as George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Georgia O'Keefe, Dolly Parton, Dan Rather, and Serena Williams.

This new edition of an Oxford classic traces the links between treasured sayings in our language, and explains their varied origins. Oxford's unique language research has identified proverbs from non-Western languages newly adopted into English, and these are featured joining an abundance of well-chosen words from Biblical times to the present day. A full keyword index and generous cross- referencing allow the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying & Quotation to function both as a look-up resource and a browser's delight.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A smartly updated collection of important expressions....different iterations of the same locution are listed, semantically analyzed as needed, and placed in historical relationship. Such depth of treatment is typical of the book and extremely illuminating for the reader....covers the most important concepts with authority and incorporates a great deal of contemporary material....In short, ODPSQ is authoritative, up-to-date, easy to navigate, and filled with helpful supporting information. It makes an excellent source for both the casual browser and the writer or researcher."—Joanne Despres, Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198662693
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and has previously edited the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and Oxford Quotations by Subject.

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