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  • It might inspire people who would be intimidated about the idea of quote-unquote exercising to just get up and move.

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  • Specifically for casting aspersion—heaping ridicule on what follows—it’s OK in informal use to write or say “what some pluralizing people like to call quote-unquote aspersions.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • It seems to me this is motivated by an effort to control costs, that anything quote-unquote 'new' is going to be denied, said Dr. James Malec, a research director at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.

    Military insurer denies coverage of new brain injury treatment

  • I mean, was there not a time when quote-unquote Paranormal Fantasy was actually Horror because it had vampires in it?

    2009 December | Fanatical Pupil

  • “The president said not long ago in an interview, quote-unquote, we are out of money,” Pawlenty told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King when asked whether the country could afford health care reform right now.

    'Quit spending,' Pawlenty tells Obama

  • Mayor Michael A. Nutter of Philadelphia, the conference's new vice president, said: We don't consider this to be a quote-unquote war resolution.

    Peter Dreier: Mayors to Obama: Bring War Dollars Home

  • Yet specific tales in some cases apocryphal of the minority candidate who received a job offer, promotion, or college admission over a -- quote-unquote -- "objectively more qualified" White applicant remain powerfully salient to the point where they're apparently more persuasive than aggregated statistics.

    Sam Sommers: When Whites Feel Marginalized

  • "So many of these quote-unquote gaffes are made-up nonsense to distract voters from the economic issues that are so important," he said.

    No compromises with Obama, says Ken Buck

  • You know, if they only, quote-unquote, won eight or nine Senate seats, thats still a terrific year by kind of any usual standard.

    Tracking Polls And Predictions For The Midterms

  • And so it's almost as though there is no limit to the bad behavior that they can perform because they are so systemically important, quote-unquote, that they will always be bailed out.

    Untangling The Complex Foreclosure Mess

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