Adjective "quoting" definition and examples

(Quoting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kwəʊt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Repeat or copy out (words from a text or speech written or spoken by another person)
  1. no object 'he quoted from the scriptures'
  2. 'Spring makes a virtue of necessity, quoting from her letters and conversations extensively.'
  3. 'He quoted Paul Harris' words, ‘This is a changing world, and we must be prepared to change with it.’'
  4. 'People are being milked for every last dime and scriptures are quoted out of context.'
  5. 'I think it's good when the Senator speaks of God and quotes Old Testament Scripture.'
  6. 'On page 36, Bill Kauffman quotes Ray Bradbury's line that ‘No person ever died that had a family.’'
  7. 'One writer has noted 193 Scripture texts quoted by Patrick; 118 of these from the New Testament.'
  8. 'The judge then considered and quoted at length from the cross-examination of Mr Kirkland.'
  9. 'The deputy judge quoted extensively from the speeches of Lord Nicholls and Lord Hoffmann.'
  10. 'For proof look no further than last week's UK Press Gazette, which quoted Lord Wakeham's speech at the Bank of Scotland awards.'
  11. 'I will selectively quote what I find interesting; you can find the entire speech here.'
  12. 'And that's not just because Rob autographed my free copy and quoted me on pages 133 and 202!'
  13. 'If an article is written about your business or if you are quoted in an article, find ways for more people to read it.'
  14. 'He is quoted as saying that after listening to the debate he decided not to vote and instead he went for a stroll round the city streets.'
  15. 'Rani, she said, liked to quote William Shakespeare in her notebook, and wrote her own thoughts in it as well.'
  16. 'One young entrant, quoting his father, wrote that his house was ‘built by cowboys’!'
  17. '‘It took us a lifetime to build our houses,’ one former resident was quoted as saying in a Reuters report.'
  18. 'The magazine quotes a plaintiff's lawyer: ‘We'll find out in about 2015.’'
  19. 'Diplomats quoted by the agency argued such a move would push Bulgaria's hand on the matter.'
  20. 'He is also quoted as saying: ‘I don't think it's possible to stifle your opinions.’'
  21. 'He was once quoted as saying: ‘… that's what I'm proud of being, one of the best shopkeepers on the planet.’'
  22. 'The statement also quoted former manager Judith Maycock, who has not worked at the pub for more than a year-and-a-half.'
  23. 'the examples quoted above could be multiplied from case studies from all over England'
  24. 'A new scientific study was quoted in evidence on Richardson's behalf, decisively.'
  25. 'Your percentages quoted on page 40 make no sense.'
  26. 'Fruit pastes are also made in the New World; for example, Fannie Farmer quotes peach leather as a speciality of Charleston in S. Carolina.'
  27. 'I was awarded £43.87 pension in June and after writing and quoting your article, I received notification today that it had been increased to £82.59!'
  28. 'Figures are often quoted to buttress preconceived and personal agendas.'
  29. 'To support his argument, he quotes opinion polls showing that people in prosperous societies are often unhappy with their lives.'
  30. 'In her memorandum opinion, Judge Kessler quoted a declaration by Julia Tarver, the counsel for three of the petitioners.'
  31. 'Second, the remarks were only quoted as an example.'
  32. 'But all I was doing was quoting the Government Actuary Service's official projection based on immigration of 195,000 a year.'
  33. 'So it does have something to do with rejecting modern culture as being empty and shallow, you can quote me on that.'
  34. 'heavy teaching loads are often quoted as a bad influence on research'
  35. 'For instance, the authors quote an example of a man who developed osteomyelitis as a consequence of failure to manage the leg ulcers aggressively.'
Give someone (the estimated price of a job or service)
  1. 'The agent is quoting a selling price of just over €2.5 million for the building, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.51 per cent.'
  2. 'Pick a sofa that's the right size for your room - remember prices are often quoted excluding fabric.'
  3. 'When property agents quote prices in sterling, allow for fluctuations between sterling and the Irish punt.'
  4. 'One is quoting the price for such a plan as ‘from’ £126 a year.'
  5. 'While other air services quote cheaper prices for Dublin or Cork, travel cost and convenience to these airports should also be factored into the cheap air flight.'
  6. 'Most foreign exchange dealers would simply be quoting prices for a customer.'
  7. 'The painter exchanged a bemused look with his assistant, but agreed, quoted a price, and asked what subjects I would like him to paint.'
  8. 'Of course, I had no idea how much the journey should cost, so assumed I was being quoted an inflated price.'
  9. 'However, I think that if the company advertises a service or somebody asks the price, they should be quoted the total price including any fixed fees.'
  10. 'The agent is quoting a guide price of €2.5 million.'
  11. 'he is quoted as 9–2 favourite to score the first goal of the match'
  12. 'O'Brien's blanket entry left the Tote quoting the trainer at 13-8 to lift the sprint prize without naming any of his eight acceptors.'
  13. 'Mr Cameron is the hottest favourite there has ever been to win a political election of any kind with William Hill quoting him at 1/66 to become the next Tory leader.'
  14. 'Sackville was made 5-1 joint favourite for the Gold Cup by Paddy Power, though William Hill quote him at 8-1 and the Tote 10-1.'
  15. 'Already Woods has been quoted at 5/2 for the title with Ernie Els and Vijay Singh the nearest challengers on 10/1 and 18/1 respectively.'
  16. 'Bookmakers make Hardy Eustace favourite to complete a hat trick next year with Ladbrokes quoting him at 5-1 and Cashmans a point longer.'
  17. 'Only Seagram, Lord Gyllene and Earth Summit of the last 11 Aintree winners were quoted at 20-1 or shorter by William Hill at the time of publication of the handicap.'
  18. 'Paddy Power Bookmakers are currently quoting Chris Doran at odds of 7/1 to win the Eurovision and Louis Walsh has predicted his song will make it to No.1.'
  19. 'Until now Greece has never even won a game at a major soccer tournament and before the European Cup began the team was quoted at 150 to one to win the final.'
Give (a company) a quotation or listing on a stock exchange.
  1. 'Companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange are required under stock market listing rules to provide timely information on news that might affect their share price.'
  2. 'The company, already quoted on the Toronto stock exchange with a value of about £20m, is raising a further £10m to run a feasibility study at its Colombian gold and silver project.'
  3. 'A large number of Japanese companies are currently quoted on the US Stock Exchange.'

noun

A quotation from a text or speech.
  1. 'Schoolchildren are required to learn vast amounts of quotations by heart, and allusions and quotes are sprinkled throughout everyday speech.'
  2. 'The quote from the acceptance speech, which was delivered shortly before his death, serves to emphasize the consistency of his life and his theory.'
  3. 'This can be seen clearly in the following quote about ‘speech styles’.'
  4. 'Every week, or so, I will post memorable quotes from movies I like.'
  5. 'The sad thing is that the quotes and slogans are not only dated - but they're stupid.'
  6. 'Anyway, I was just looking for the text of his remarks, which I didn't find, but I did find an additional quote from the speech that struck me.'
  7. 'That's odd, because there's compelling evidence that, at the very least, he fabricated quotes in the speech.'
  8. 'The quote from his impromptu speech regarding space travel and its relation to human bone deterioration was hilarious.'
  9. 'Verbatim quotes from the interviews are included in the profiles.'
  10. 'Last week I said I will give you a few quotes from old budget speeches.'
A quotation giving the estimated cost for a particular job or service.
  1. 'Councillors were last night in closed session considering quotes from different firms for the general repair work.'
  2. 'He is now awaiting an insurance quote to ascertain the cost of repairing damage to both the statue and its foundations.'
  3. 'At that time I received a quote for contents insurance (bearing in mind I live on the second floor) of approximately £11 a month.'
  4. 'By shopping around, you can compare quotes for scores of different plans.'
  5. 'At least this time she obtained several quotes, but it still cost £32,000.'
  6. 'Then I called my trusty curbside mechanic, who comes to the house with all his tools and equipment in his truck and always provides me with reliable repair service for about a quarter of what the dealer quotes.'
  7. 'I got a great insurance quote, which is really the last thing I have to provide before we close.'
  8. 'The cost of simply getting a quote or estimate for its repair will likely amount to a fair percentage of the replacement cost.'
  9. 'The group organised for two builders to come and assess the damaged hut shortly after the storm for an insurance quote, but work has still not started.'
  10. 'Compare quotes from different firms because costs can differ widely.'
  11. 'quotes for North Sea Brent were rising'
  12. 'He was very fidgety, he had a pager with him at all times, which he was checking the stock market quotes on, the movements within the day.'
  13. 'I don't particularly care whether a stock quote is 20 minutes late, but if I wanted current information I'd probably go to Bloomberg.'
A quotation or listing of a company on a stock exchange.
  1. 'This plan has involved disposing of non-core assets and seeking separate stock market quotes for businesses that can be ring-fenced.'
  2. 'Other Irish companies with stock market quotes in the US have also suffered heavy downgrades by the market.'
Quotation marks.
  1. 'The movement of the networks into primetime with ‘news,’ and I put news in quotes, is a different kind of news.'
  2. 'Throughout the text, double quotes are used when citing literally.'

More definitions

1. to repeat (a passage, phrase, etc.) from a book, speech, or the like, as by way of authority, illustration, etc.

2. to repeat words from (a book, author, etc.).

3. to use a brief excerpt from: The composer quotes Beethoven's Fifth in his latest work.

4. to cite, offer, or bring forward as evidence or support.

5. to enclose (words) within quotation marks.

6. Commerce. to state (a price). to state the current price of. verb (used without o

More examples(as adjective)

"sources can be quoting."

"officials can be quoting."

"figures can be quoting."

"reports can be quoting."

"files can be quoting."

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Origin

(quote)Late Middle English: from medieval Latin quotare, from quot ‘how many’, or from medieval Latin quota (see quota). The original sense was ‘mark a book with numbers, or with marginal references’, later ‘give a reference by page or chapter’, hence ‘cite a text or person’ (late 16th century).

Phrase

quote — unquote (also quote, unquote)