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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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As Emerson once said, "By necessity, by proclivity--and by delight, we all quote." We quote from the Bible and from Shakespeare, from Churchill and Will Rogers, we quote to amuse our friends, to spice our conversation or our writing, to lend authority to what we say. We even quote without knowing whom we quote, saying "love conquers all" (Virgil, The Aeneid) or "damn with faint praise" (Pope, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot). In this revised and expanded edition of 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. Offering all the authority and accuracy of the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, the Concise now includes recent quotes of the 1990s, as well as new appendices on Sayings of the Nineties, Slogans, and Popular Misquotations. This is a literary banquet, a feast of the finest excerpts of poets and novelists, essayists and historians. 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, Revised Edition is a constant source of entertainment and inspiration for public speakers, writers, or anyone else who enjoys a sparkling line or a spirited reply.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Elizabeth M. Knowles
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Contains over 9,000 quotations from 2,500 persons, alphabetically arranged by author, and includes brief textual citations.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : ed PARTINGTON
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Contains more than 17,000 quotations from 2,500 people of all places and time periods and includes sayings of the nineties, popular misquotations, and slogans

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author : Elizabeth Knowles
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Now based on the highly acclaimed fifth edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations , this new edition maintains its extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations, and contains completely up-to-date material. A fascinating read and an essential reference tool, it contains over 9,000 quotations from nearly 2,000 authors. DT The most authoritative paperback dictionary of quotations available DT Quotations from classic literary and historical sources, as well as fromtoday's influential literary and cultural figures DT Easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors DT Appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans 'When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London' Bette Midler 'A slave's condition; not to say what one thinks' Euripides

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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The Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Organized by theme, the LODQ is packed with over 4,000 quotations on more than 250 topics from Actors to Writing by way of America, Boredom, Cinema, England, Heaven and Hell, Last Words, Lying, Marriage, Mathematics, and Parents. A full index allows readers to search the text by author as wellas by theme. Among recent contributors are Alan Clark, Norman Lamont, Frank Zappa, Christina Stead, Banjo Paterson, Germaine Greer, Joni Mitchell, and Gerald Ratner; they join a distinguished cast from all eras, including the usual suspects (Shakespeare, the Bible, Shaw, Voltaire, Aristotle, MarkTwain, Dorothy Parker, and Samuel Johnson to mention just a few) and representatives of all strands of opinion and degrees of political correctness (from Ronald Reagan to Andrea Dworkin and John Major to Leon Trotsky).The first ever thematic quotations dictionary to be derived from Oxford's truly incomparable quotations files LODQ is published in the same compact format as The Little Oxford Dictionary.On the Future: The future ain't what it used to be. (Yogi Berra)On Politicians: There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling...(Alan Clark)On Pleasure: There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure. (Victoria Glendinning)

Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations

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Rev. ed. of: Oxford dictionary of phrase, saying, and quotation. 3rd ed. 2006.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

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This quick reference book of musical terminology includes brief biographical sketches of musicians, composers, vocalists, and conductors.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author : P.H. Matthews
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This dictionary provides over 3150 entries on all aspects of linguistics, from phonetics to formal semantics. It includes worldwide coverage of language families and major languages.