Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780199208951
Release 2007-08-23
Pages 479
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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.



The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations Author Tony Augarde
ISBN-10 0192830864
Release 1992
Pages 530
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Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, Louis Armstrong and Mae West, Woody Allen and Dorothy Parker--these are but a few of the figures who have given voice to our century's most memorable quotations. Now, in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, A.J. Augarde gathers together 6,000 of the best known quotes from our time, drawn from novels, plays, poems, essays, speeches, films, radio and television, songs, and even advertisements. Here readers will find the history-making quotes, from Churchill's stirring wartime speeches ("Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"), to Neville Chamberlain's infamous "Peace for our time," to Spiro T. Agnew's outrageous "If you've seen one city slum you've seen them all." On the lighter side, readers will enjoy such wits as Woody Allen ("It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens"), Fran Lebowitz ("Food is an important part of a balanced diet"), and Dorothy Parker ("This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force"). There are generous excerpts from literature, from the novels of Hemingway and Joyce, the poetry of Auden, Eliot, and Pound, the plays of Lillian Hellman and Anita Loos, and the lyrics of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter ("In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something shocking / Now, heaven knows, / Anything goes"). Augarde also includes famous book titles (such as Shepherd Mead's "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"), song titles (Larry Morey's "Whistle While You Work"), even cartoon captions (Bill Maudlin's wartime "I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages"). And of course, the book brims with wisdom, from Count Ciano's "Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan," to Lord Morley's "You have not converted a man because you have silenced him," to Alfred Adler's "It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." Designed both for reference and for browsing, the Dictionary arranges quotations in alphabetical order by author, with attributions after each quote so that readers can, if they wish, return to the original sources. In addition, the index helps the reader trace quotations from their most important keywords, so that if you know the quote but not the author, you can still find it easily. Whether you want to find out who first used the expression "a walk on the wild side" (it was Nelson Algren) or simply enjoy discovering fine turns of phrase or witty remarks (such as Beatrice Lillie's off-the-cuff comment to a waiter who spilled soup on her dress: "Never darken my Dior again"), The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations offers a unique view of the twentieth century through some of its most memorable bon mots.



Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations Author Elizabeth M. Knowles
ISBN-10 0199547467
Release 2008
Pages 479
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Organized alphabetically by author, a compendium of more than five thousand entries includes quotations from such diverse sources as Carl Sagan, Desmond Tutu, Bertolt Brecht, Homer Simpson, Winston Churchill, William Shatner, and George W. Bush.



The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Author Elizabeth M. Knowles
ISBN-10 0198601735
Release 1999
Pages 1136
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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k



Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780199237173
Release 2009-09-10
Pages 1184
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A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present. Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of over 20,000 fully indexed quotations. 'When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple: take it and copy it' - Anatole France



The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations Author Hugh Rawson
ISBN-10 9780195168235
Release 2006
Pages 898
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Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.



Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs Author Elizabeth Knowles
ISBN-10 9780191084249
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 512
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Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs features over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world, arranged across 250 subjects - from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Drink'. Each theme has a short introduction giving an overview of the proverbial treatment of the topic and each proverb is accompanied by information on its date, source, and meaning. Not only is this book a pleasure to browse but it is ideal for quick reference with its comprehensive index that makes it easy to find the exact phrase you're looking for. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Drawing on Oxford's ongoing dictionary research and language monitoring, the second edition of this delightful book adds phrases that have come to prominence, or increased in popularity, since publication of the first edition, such as 'Never waste a good crisis' and 'Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have', which add a contemporary flavour to the selection of more traditional English proverbs, and the popular sayings used in the English-speaking world from Asia, Africa, Middle East, and many other cultures. Find phrases on all aspects of life in this fascinating little book.



Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang Author John Ayto
ISBN-10 9780199232055
Release 2010-02-11
Pages 408
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Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.



Little Oxford Gift Box

Little Oxford Gift Box Author Ratcliffe Susan
ISBN-10 0198753578
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 1408
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From Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Fidel Castro and Dolly Parton, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects--from 'Cats' and 'Dogs' to 'Achievement' and 'Extravagance'. For the first time included in the Gift Box is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, offering 1,000 word histories arranged by theme, from food to phobias, and from universe to love. Between them, these three charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.



Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199654505
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 496
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Covering more than three hundred topics, including "Children" and "Last Words," and more than five thousand entries, this amusing reference tool provides witticisms for all occasions for writers, students, and business people alike.



Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations Author Antony Jay
ISBN-10 0199572682
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 480
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Now available in Oxford Paperback Reference, the fourth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations brings together both words of wisdom and things that might have been better left unsaid. A mouth-watering collection for anyone with an interest in history and politics.



Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199567065
Release 2010-03-11
Pages 574
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Over 7,000 quotations arranged by subject for easy look-up. Nearly 600 subjects covered, from Memory and Humour to Television and Weddings.



The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists Author Ian Chilvers
ISBN-10 9780191024177
Release 2015-05-13
Pages 736
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Covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day, this best-selling and authoritative dictionary is more wide-ranging than any comparable reference work. It contains over 2,500 clear and concise entries on styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries. It also includes biographical entries for artists, critics, collectors, dealers, and patrons, with places and full dates of birth and death (in many instances correcting misinformation that has found its way into other sources). For this new edition, entries have been thoroughly revised and updated, and more than fifty new entries have been added, for example Tracey Emin and Jack Vettriano. Browsers and readers with an interest in a particular area will benefit from the classified list of all the entries in the book - an invaluable innovation that makes it easy to see immediately which collectors, for example, or 18th-century French artists, or printmaking terms, are included in the dictionary. Written in an engaging manner with many entries enlivened by quotations from artists and critics, this dictionary is a pleasure to browse, whilst its A-Z structure and classified list makes it perfect for quick reference. Previously entitled The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, this major new edition is essential for students and teachers of art, design, art theory, and art history, and it is ideal for artists, visitors to art exhibitions and galleries, and anyone with an interest in art.



Lend Me Your Ears

Lend Me Your Ears Author Antony Jay
ISBN-10 9780199572670
Release 2010-10-28
Pages 446
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"Previous editions published as Oxford dictionary of political quotations"--T.p. verso.



The Oxford Dictionary of Thematic Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Thematic Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 0198602189
Release 2000
Pages 584
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Offers groups of quotations arranged by subject, covering major themes, contemporary issues, popular culture, and other topics, and attributed to political leaders, religious and philosophical teachers, celebrities, and others.



Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations

Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations Author Susan Ratcliffe
ISBN-10 9780199609123
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 696
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Rev. ed. of: Oxford dictionary of phrase, saying, and quotation. 3rd ed. 2006.



The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations Author Fred R. Shapiro
ISBN-10 0195058593
Release 1993
Pages 582
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"The words which are criticized as dirty [in James Joyce's Ulysses] are old Saxon words known to almost all men, and, I venture, to many women, and are such words as would be naturally and habitually used, I believe, by the types of folk whose life, physical and mental, Joyce is seeking to describe. In respect of the recurrent emergence of the theme of sex in the minds of his characters, it must always be remembered that his locale was Celtic and his season spring."--John M. Woolsey, United States v. One Book Called "Ulysses" The practice of law rests heavily on the incisive, pithy, and occasionally witty language of the best technical writing, and law-related themes are often found at the core of works of literature, politics, and other fields. Previous compilations of legal quotations have been limited, with significant gaps; many quoting rarely from American sources. For example, Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart's famous quip about pornography ("I know it when I see it") appears in no other work. The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations is the most scholarly and most complete legal quotation reference ever published. It includes a comprehensive collection of the most famous passages of American judges and legal commentators. This work also contains the wittiest sayings from literature, humor, motion pictures, and even song lyrics relating to American law. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Clarence Darrow, and Abraham Lincoln share the pages with Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Kurt Vonnegut, Woody Allen, and Bob Dylan. Over 3,000 entries are presented in a subject arrangement. An author index and an extensive "key-word" index further facilitate location of desired quotes. Each quote has been verified from the original sources, with the precise citations needed for legal reference. For example: "Scarcely any political question arises in the United States which is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question."--Alexis de Tocqueville "The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a bit longer."--Henry Kissinger "No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment."--William O. Douglas "If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought--not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought we hate."--Oliver Wendell Holmes "I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterwards. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right."--Henry David Thoreau "No principle of general law is more universally acknowledged, than the perfect equality of nations. Russia and Geneva have equal rights. It results from this equality, that no one can rightfully impose a rule on another....As no nation can prescribe a rule for others, none can make a law of nations."--John Marshall This work fills a need for lawyers and law students requiring material for their legal writing or interested in the rich cultural and historical dimensions of their profession, as well as anyone interested in the legal system so pervasive in modern life or in the vital legacy of the American constitution.