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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations / Edition 4
     

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations / Edition 4

by Elizabeth Knowles
 

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ISBN-10: 0198607520

ISBN-13: 2900198607525

Pub. Date: 08/25/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

As Emerson once said, "By necessity, by proclivity--and by delight, we all quote." In this new edition of the The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, you can find (and verify) classic quotes and little known gems--the words of the famous and the notorious, the witty and the wise--in a collection of over 9,000 quotations from more than 2,000 authors. From

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As Emerson once said, "By necessity, by proclivity--and by delight, we all quote." In this new edition of the The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, you can find (and verify) classic quotes and little known gems--the words of the famous and the notorious, the witty and the wise--in a collection of over 9,000 quotations from more than 2,000 authors. From Homer, Shakespeare, and the Bible to the sound-bites of today's politicians and pop stars, this indispensable guide is unceasingly entertaining for the general reader and a highly practical reference for study or speech-writing. Perhaps the most useful feature of this dictionary is a keyword index, for tracing half-remembered quotations to their authors, or finding quotations on a particular subject.

An ideal reference for any home or office library, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations will be a constant source of entertainment and inspiration for public speakers, writers, or anyone else who enjoys a sparkling line or a spirited reply.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900198607525
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/25/2003
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
560

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Quotations1
Index347
Sayings and Slogans533
Advertising slogans533
Cartoon captions534
Catchphrases535
Film lines537
Last words538
Misquotations542
Modern sayings and slogans543
Newspaper headlines and leaders544
Official advice544
Political sayings and slogans545
Taglines for films546
Telegrams547

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