Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations

Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations

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By (author) Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd., Edited by Una McGovern

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 1290 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 250mm x 65mm | 1,801g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Hoboken, NJ
  • ISBN 10: 076457308X
  • ISBN 13: 9780764573088

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The most up--to--date, diverse quotations dictionary available 21,000 quotes to enrich any occasion Of all the general quotations references, Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations offers the best value featuring more entries than any other dictionary at its price, as well as a greater diversity of authors and richer biographical and historical detail on each than any other leading collection. The book's 21,000 quotes many unique to this collection are drawn from over 3,500 authors, spanning history and human experience with a compelling modern, international emphasis. Arranged alphabetically by author, with a thorough keyword index, this is the only major quotations dictionary featuring mini--biographies of authors, as well as detailed source and historical context.

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THE COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF QUOTATIONS THAT GOES BEYOND CITATIONS AND INCLUDES CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION Webster's New World(R) Dictionary of Quotations is a treasure-trove of memorable, witty, and relevant sayings and writings. With more than 20,000 entries from over 4,000 sources, plus concise information on the author and the historical context, it's more user-friendly and comprehensive than similar references. It's organized for quick reference, with: Entries that are arranged alphabetically by author so you can get an overview of an author's philosophy and style A keyword index that helps you quickly find an elusive quotation or zero in on apt quotations on a specific topic It's the ultimate, comprehensive resource, with: Mini-biographies of authors More relevant information, including source and historical context Entries that span the ages, from Greek philosophers, the Bible, and Shakespeare to modern authors, celebrities, and world leaders Quotes reflecting current culture and global thinking, with an emphasis on modern times and international figures Unequaled diversity of authors and details on their works, their times, and their philosophies

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Organized for quick reference and complete with contextual information, this book is the last word in quotations. With more than 20,000 entries attributed to people ranging from Socrates to Yogi Berra, Einstein to Erma Bombeck, philosophers to comedians, world leaders to sports figures, literary luminaries to common folk, Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations has classics plus gems most people haven't heard before.Speakers and writers will find the perfect quotations to: Add pizazz to a speechPunch up a toastAdd panache to writingStrengthen argumentsMake an idea more credible and memorableLiven up conversationsDrive home a pointCheck a half-remembered lineAll the entries from one author are grouped together so it's easy to get an overview of his or her beliefs and style. There's a keyword index for finding pithy sayings on specific subjects. It's simple to use this rich resource as a reference, and it's tempting to browse through leisurely and savor the accumulated wit and wisdom of the ages. Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations is an indispensable resource for writers, speakers, students, and anyone who gleans inspiration, enlightenment, or enjoyment from the insight of others. Webster's New World(R) is the name millions of people trust for language reference books. For decades the Webster's New World staff has maintained an extensive language-tracking program and from it creates the finest dictionaries and language guides available.Webster's New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition with CD-ROMThe premier dictionary of American English and the official dictionary of the Associated Press, Webster's New World College Dictionary is now available in its Fourth Edition--revised and updated with over 5,000 new entries and a full-color world atlas. A companion CD-ROM with a bonus thesaurus provides convenient desktop accessibility.Webster's New WorldRoget's A-Z ThesaurusCompanion to the College Dictionary, Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus has more than 300,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related terms.