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- noun A single quotation mark, ('). This is often used for a quote within a quote, as in "Tom said 'What?'"
- noun A
punctuation markto indicate that the text is a semi-quote, i.e. a close paraphrasethat uses some of the author's original words.
- noun A phrase that is a close
paraphrasethat uses some of the authors original words. For instance: «A fanatic is someone who will not change his mind or the subject of discussion,» according to Winston Churchill. (Academic usage.)
- verb To make a close
paraphraseof a quotation, using some of its words.
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