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Oxford Concise Dictionary of Quotations

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The Oxford Concise Dictionary of Quotations includes the most frequently used quotes from the larger Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Its editors know which ones are most frequently used by checking the Oxford English Corpus – the massive collection of words and phrases used in printed and spoken English.. The result is over 9,000 quotations in the Concise across a wide range.

They span the ages from Homer, the Greek poet from 8th century BC, credited with It lies in the lap of the gods, to Gordon Brown, credited with the rather less meaningful I agree with Nick during one of the pre-election TV debates.And the quotes also range from pop musicians to royalty, from Bob Dylan (‘Money doesn’t talk, it swears’) to our present queen with her famous annus horribilis.

Quotes are listed in the dictionary under the name of their author, and authors are listed alphabetically. But there is also an index in which key words from a quote are listed alphabetically.

 

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