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Oxford dictionary of quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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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 memorable lines. This new edition is a paradise of over 20,000 quotations for all occasions, comprehensively indexed by keyword. Whether you lean towards the words of Jane Austen: "Think only of the past as its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Quotations
Dictionaries
Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN: 9780199237173 0199237174 9780191727757 019172775X
OCLC Number: 318414660
Description: xxvi, 1155 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction to the seventh edition --
History of the dictionary --
Introduction to the first edition --
How to use the dictionary --
SPECIAL CATEGORIES --
Advertising slogans --
Catchphrases --
Epitaphs --
Film titles --
Military sayings and songs --
Misquotations --
Mottoes --
Newspaper headlines and leaders --
Official advice --
Political sayings and slogans --
Prayers --
Sayings --
Slogans --
Songs, spirituals and shanties --
Taglines for films --
Toasts --
Index.
Other Titles: Dictionary of quotations
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

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A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present. Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of over  Read more...

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Magnificent volume. Ferdinand Mount, Standpoint It is a book which can be explored pretty well indefinitely, and one which yields fresh satisfaction and surprises. John Gross, Spectator

 
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