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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199208951
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727702 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199208951.001.0001
Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Over 5,000 quotations

This up-to-date collection offers a vivid picture both of the world today, and of the landmark events and key voices leading to it. From Scott's Antarctic Expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Centre in 2001, it charts watersheds such as two World Wars as well as the ebbs and flows of popular culture.

Containing quotations from authors as diverse as Elizabeth Arden, Billy Connolly, Bertolt Brecht, Linda Evangelista, Eddie Izzard, Alison Lurie, Carl Sagan, William Shatner, and Desmond Tutu, the dictionary is author-organized with generous cross-referencing. Special categories for film taglines and cartoon captions have been added to accompany misquotations, official advice, newspaper headlines, and many more. Informative and entertaining, this book is a vital part of the modern reference shelf, perfectly designed to answer the questions, ‘Who said that...and when...and why?’

Book.  1951 pages.  226382 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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Diane Abbott (1953– ) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Dannie Abse (1923– ) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Bella Abzug (1920–98) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Goodman Ace (1899–1982) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Chinua Achebe (1930– ) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Dean Acheson (1893–1971) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Giuseppe Adami 1878–1946 and Renato Simoni 1875–1952 in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Douglas Adams (1952–2001) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Franklin P. Adams (1881–1960) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Gerry Adams (1948– ) in Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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