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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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This is a major new edition of Oxford's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of quotations, bringing you the wisdom of the ages and the sound bites of today in 20,000+ quotations. The text is a browser's paradise, covering people and events from Cleopatra to J. K. Rowling, and the battle of Marathon to the Hutton Inquiry. The keyword index will help you to trace that half-remembered quote, and identifies the quotations that give us key phrases such as 'state of the Union' and 'dodgy dossier'. Special sections bring together categories such as Misquotations and Film lines. Traditional areas have been enriched and the best of the new added, and the Introduction tells the story of the nation's favourite quotations dictionary over 60 years. 'Come, and take choice of all my library.' William Shakespeare 'Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.' Michelangelo 'If business always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.' J. Paul Getty 'I was captured for life by chemistry and by crystals.' Dorothy Hodgkin 'Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.' Ernest Shackleton

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION; HOW TO USE THE DICTIONARY; QUOTATIONS; KEYWORD INDEX

Author Biography

Elizabeth Knowles is Publishing Manager for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries and is a historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.
Release date NZ
September 9th, 2004
Contributor
Edited by Elizabeth Knowles
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
6th Revised edition
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
1168
Dimensions
172x234x64
ISBN-13
9780198607205
Product ID
2069744

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