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noun as in note at bottom of document

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That’s probably enough to ensure it will be at least a footnote in history.

From Vox

The unfortunate footnote of any Gonzaga season is that for some, it means little unless Few wins a national championship.

That includes long-standing features like footnotes, citations and changelogs—none of which are available to those attempting to correct falsehoods on social media platforms.

From Time

Cleveland wound up as the footnote of this four-team trade, but it did well to grab the 22-year-old Allen as a long-term option at center.

Instead of budget footnotes, journalists were trying to find safety.

From Time

Her decision was based on a tiny footnote written by U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Stevens in 2005.

When I wrote the novel about the Gulag, House of Meetings, the name Stalin only appears in a footnote very early on.

Mike Tyson Mysteries is also another footnote in one of the unlikeliest second acts in history.

By the time "decisions need to be made" about 2016, Christie said, "I think this will be a footnote."

To put things into perspective, had Gore won his home state, Florida would have been relegated to a footnote.

Footnote 2: Tatham says that the tobacco plant is peculiarly adapted for an agricultural comparison of climates.

Footnote 23: Monardes wrote upon it only from the small account he had of it from the Brazilians.

Footnote 48: Tobacco has been able to survive such attacks as these—nay, has raised up a host of defenders as well as opponents.

Footnote 76: Hughes, in his History of Barbadoes, says that the common people call the worm kitifonia.

Footnote 81: Florida tobacco is noted for the white rust found on the leaves.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to footnote, such as: explanation, reference, and afterthought.

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