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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles

Eighth edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199668700
Published online September 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191758034 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199668700.001.0001
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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‘A glorious treasure-house for browsers’ – Times Literary Supplement

Over 20,000 quotations

A major new edition of the most authoritative dictionary of quotations available brings you the wit and wisdom of past and present – from the ancients of East and West to the global village of the 21st century. Find that half-remembered line in a paradise of quotations for all occasions, from over 3,700 authors. Lord Byron may have taken the view: ‘I think it great affectation not to quote oneself’, but for the less self-centred this classic work provides a quote for every occasion, whether from the greatest minds of history or from undistinguished characters known only for one happy line.

Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Dürer and Thomas Jefferson. Here is the ultimate answer to the questions ‘Who said that?’ (and when, and why).

Book.  3806 pages.  871762 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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Raid Abdul Ridhar Mohammed (– ) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Peter Abelard (1079–1142) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Dannie Abse (1923–2014) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Abu Bakr (573–634) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Accius (170–c.86 bc) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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

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Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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

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Lord Ackner (1920–2005) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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Lord Acton (1834–1902) in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

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