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The Resource Oxford dictionary of quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Oxford dictionary of quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Label
Oxford dictionary of quotations
Title
Oxford dictionary of quotations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Title variation
Dictionary of quotations
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 remembrance gives you pleasure," or the advice of Paris Hilton: "Dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in," the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations provides the ultimate answer to the questions "Who said that?" and "What's been said about this?" Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research program and unique language monitoring, this Seventh Edition offers almost a thousand new quotations, from over 500 authors. These include classic quotations from established names for which new evidence of current usage has been found as well as earlier quotations used by well-known literary authors from around the English-speaking world, ranging from the maxim of Confucius for a ruler, "If you desire what is good, the people will be good" (quoted by Thoreau), and the view of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus that "Not things, but opinions about things, trouble men" (Laurence Sterne). Now featuring a ribbon-marker, enhanced cross-referencing, a new crystal-clear text design, and an expanded introduction, The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations is an invaluable addition to every home library as well as the working libraries of all professional speakers and writers. - Publisher
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
082
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6080
LC item number
.O95 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Knowles, Elizabeth
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  • Quotations
  • Quotations, English
  • Quotations
  • Quotations
  • Quotations, English
  • Citations anglaises
  • QUOTATIONS - DICTIONARIES
Label
Oxford dictionary of quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Link
http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199237173.001.0001/acref-9780199237173
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn318414660
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
xxvi, 1155 p.
Isbn
9780191727757
Lccn
2009464901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199237173
  • (OCoLC)318414660
Label
Oxford dictionary of quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Link
http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199237173.001.0001/acref-9780199237173
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn318414660
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
xxvi, 1155 p.
Isbn
9780191727757
Lccn
2009464901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199237173
  • (OCoLC)318414660

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