Definitions

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  • n. Used by a speaker to indicate the end of a quotation.

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  • interj. Used in speech to indicate the end of a quotation. A misnomer from the words "end quote".

Etymologies

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un- +‎ quote

Examples

  • Until I know where the body of my murdered brother is, I am not giving up and you had better believe it. “perhaps we were looking in the wrong place” quote unquote is not good enough.

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  • And you said at that time, quote, "You've got to be kidding?" unquote -- in other words, no way.

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  • MAX FRAAD WOLFF: Well, I think that it†™ s a little bit like the Bear Stearns “bailout, †quote-unquote, which is, it†™ s a little bit more funky and a little bit more complicated than it probably needs to be and than it†™ s generally represented in the media.

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  • I let the line width change within the same character in order to evoke an underlying picture:'unquote'

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  • Virginia is going to get this case first because, as John Ashcroft says, he wants the suspects to pay "the ultimate sanction," quote unquote, meaning the death penalty.

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  • "bailout," quote-unquote, which is, it's a little bit more funky and a little bit more complicated than it probably needs to be and than it's generally represented in the media.

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  • Reporter - unquote "unquote" is looking for a confident, competent and ambitious reporter with language skills, specifically French or Scandinavian, to work as part of the unquote "team.

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  • 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.

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  • Mr Crone did use those words around the evidence being 'fatal to our case unquote, but at no point in that memo was it mentioned - Mr Thurlbeck for example...

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  • Throughout the entire first half of this year, the Republicans warned us all about, quote, uncertainty, unquote, in the marketplace.

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