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To Quote. v.a. [quoter, Fr.] To cite an authour or passage of an authour; to adduce by way of authority or illustration the words of another.

The second chapter to the Romans is here quoted only to paint the margent. Whitgifte.

St. Paul quotes one of their poets for this saying. Stillingfl.

He changed his mind, say the papers, and quote for it Melchior Adams and Hospinian. Atterbury.

He quoted texts right upon our Saviour, though he expounded them wrong. Atterbury.

He will, in the middle of a session, quote passages out of Plato and Pindar. Swift's Miscellanies.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Stillingfleet, Edward (38) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Whitgift, John (6)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Quote." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3407.


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