Synonyms for quoting

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When we only spoil you by praising and quoting everything you say.

I got a dispatch from, him quoting the Virago of Paris—meaning the Figaro, of course.

So one might go on quoting felicity for ever from this writer.

I can only vouch for its veracity by quoting the famous phrase, "If you see it in the Sun, it is so."

“The realisation is a terrible thing,” writes our Scribe, quoting his Master.

By the time he told his mother he was come to quoting Hurst's adjectives as his own.

I was not quoting our Mr. Dickens this time, but his famous namesake.

I judge you are quoting from her letter and apparently she piled it on red-hot.

And she wiped her eyes and looked solemn, for she believed she was quoting Scripture.

Only that you are quoting from the Declaration of Independence, and fancy it the constitution.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).

The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.

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