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  • n. Plural form of paraphrase.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of paraphrase.


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  • The title paraphrases Nixon's famous petulant quote after he lost the California Governor's race in 1962, and it appears

    43rd State Blues: Democracy for Idaho

  • Note: The title paraphrases a statement of the French diplomatist Charles de Talleyrand, "It's worse than a crime.

    Israelated - English Israel blogs

  • Saviour were dramatically recited to the people by the clergy, within the consecrated building, in Latin paraphrases of the sacred text; but, as yet, neither Jesus nor His mother appeared as actors in the drama.

    A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.

  • And as the dearth of sourcing becomes apparent - the book has no notes, and there's already budding controversy over direct quotes from people like Bill Clinton that are now characterized as paraphrases, and second-hand ones at that - I suspect a guy like Heilemann (who appears to have a soul) will become more dispirited.

    Tom Watson: The Cartooning of Elizabeth Edwards

  • He searched out copies of the Viandier and of other sources which are now lost and sat down with them to compose his own treatise.55 Indeed, his paraphrases are the chief evidence that the recipes originated in the fourteenth century rather than the sixteenth.

    Savoring The Past

  • As I commented earlier, it is not always easy to determine what motivates speakers to coin slang paraphrases: Is it sometimes merely the desire to avoid the old clichés (and create new ones)?

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

  • If a reputable scientist - meaning a scientist who understands Darwin and accepts evolution - says you have a legitimate point, come on back and let us know exactly what they said no "paraphrases" or partial quoting.


  • The document cites Romans 13 verses 1-4 and claims that the following "paraphrases" can be interpreted from the bible.

    Alex Jones' Prison

  • Rich Delong "paraphrases" Rush Limbaugh, but accuses Democrats of distorting the truth.

  • But I'm also skeptical about the over-contextualization of some translations and 'paraphrases' (i.e., tNIV, Message, Living Bible, etc.) because of some of the implicit things that are taught to the readers of these versions.

    finitum non capax infiniti


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